Copycat Whole Foods Tortellini Salad

With the perfect combination of oil and vinegar, crunch of the vegetables, subtle salt of the olives, and freshly shaved parmesan romano cheese, you will be obsessed with this recipe too!

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

I originally discovered this salad at Whole Foods and it still is one of my favorite items they sell. It was an easy and tasty snack that I loved stopping in to get. At one point I ate this almost every day because I couldn’t get enough of the taste.

I love to recreate recipes I have had at restaurants but for some reason it never occurred to me to make this myself. The idea finally hit me the other day and now I can make this delicious Tortellini Salad anytime I want!


  • 1 package of Cheese Tortellini
  • 1 English Cucumber
  • 1 Cup of Kalamata Olives
  • 1/2 cup Diced Tomatoes 
  • ⅓ Cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Romano Cheese (shaved), plus more for garnish
  • Fresh Parsley for garnish
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Cooking Tools

  • Stock Pot or Saucepan
  • Strainer

How To Make Tortellini Salad

-In a stock pot, salt water and bring to a boil. Add in tortellini and cook until al dente.

-While tortellini is cooking, chop cucumber into small-medium chunks, drain olives/tomatoes and set aside.

-Once the tortellini is cooked, strain and transfer to a large bowl.

-Incorporate all ingredients and toss until fully combined.

-Give the pasta a taste and add extra ingredients if desired.

-Garnish with fresh parsley/shaved parmesan cheese and enjoy!

This dish is great served hot or cold! Personally, I prefer this dish served cold and after mixing together all ingredients, I just throw it into the fridge to cool and then serve.

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