Loved this simple make ahead dish. I didn’t care for it cold, it was better warmed up, but either way it works out while you have a houseful of people and no time to cook.
Mediterranean Tortellini Salad
(Adapted from Diethood)
1 package (19 ounces) frozen four-cheese tortellini
1 cup roasted sweet red peppers, chopped
½ cup pitted green olives
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, or to taste
salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
1 cup spaghetti/tomato sauce
4 basil leaves, thinly sliced
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
Cook tortellini according to package directions.
Drain and rinse; let completely cool.
In a serving bowl, combine cooked tortellini, chopped red peppers, green olives, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and tomato sauce; stir until thoroughly mixed.
Add ribbons of basil leaves over salad. Sprinkle with feta cheese.