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greek tortellini salad with tomatoes, avocado, cucumber

Greek Tortellini Salad: Tomatoes, Avocados, Cucumbers

Greek tortellini salad with tomatoes, avocados, cucumbers, feta cheese - in homemade Greek salad dressing.   Healthy Mediterranean recipe with lots of veggies, some pasta, feta cheese (low-fat), homemade dressing made with olive oil (healthy fats) and balsamic vinegar.

Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 458 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

Greek Salad Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper or more, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or more, to taste

Salad:

  • 2 1/2 cups tortellini , cooked and cold
  • 2 cups tomatoes , sliced
  • 1 cucumber , sliced
  • 1 avocado , cubed
  • 1 cup red bell peppers , sliced
  • 1 cup feta cheese , crumbled
  • 2 ounces black olives , finely chopped
  • 1/4 red onion , thinly sliced

Instructions

Greek Salad Dressing:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all salad dressing ingredients, except salt. Add just enough salt to suit your tastes - should be about 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

Greek Tortellini Salad:

  1. In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients. Add just enough of the dressing to the salad to coat and toss. Don't add all the salad dressing at once - you will probably use only about half of the salad dressing. At this point, your salad is ready to serve.
  2. Or, you can cover and chill the salad for a couple of hours or refrigerate overnight. Also chill (or refrigerate) the remaining dressing. Before serving, let the salad (and the remaining dressing) sit at room temperature for some time because olive oil in the dressing would've have solidified in the refrigerator - let it liquify. Add more of the reserved dressing to the salad, if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Tortellini Salad: Tomatoes, Avocados, Cucumbers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 458 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 868mg 36%
Potassium 518mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 8g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 34.1%
Vitamin C 63.7%
Calcium 25.3%
Iron 13.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.