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This easy cold spinach tortellini salad has a delicious homemade Italian dressing, salami, basil, and fresh tomatoes. The perfect pasta salad to feed a crowd for potlucks, picnics, or summer BBQs. 

Spinach Tortellini Salad

This spinach tortellini salad is a quick and simple pasta salad that the whole family will love! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy pasta salad recipe, spinach tortellini salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 543kcal


  • 8 ounces salami, chopped
  • 1 (20 ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 2 cups spinach (packed) chopped
  • 8 ounces tomatoes (grape, cherry, etc.) halved
  • Handful fresh basil sliced thin
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Boil a large, salted pot of water for the tortellini. Cook it according to package directions. Once cooked, rinse with cool water and drain well.
  • Meanwhile, add the dressing ingredients to a small bowl and whisk together (or shake in a jar).
  • Prep your other ingredients and add them to a large bowl.
  • Once the tortellini has cooled a bit, add it to the bowl and toss everything with the dressing. Serve immediately. 


  • The spinach can wilt, so I suggest adding the dressing right before eating this pasta salad.
  • Adjust dressing ingredients as needed e.g. add more oil or vinegar to suit your tastes.
  • If you prefer, you can use store-bought Italian salad dressing instead of the homemade one. 
  • Serves 6-8 depending on how much people eat (can be a side dish or main course).
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 1275mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1288IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 3mg