Broccoli Bliss Tortellini Salad: (Sundried Surprise)

This Broccoli Tortellini Salad is perfect for summer BBQs, but I love it anytime. It’s got cheesy tortellini, fresh broccoli, and a creamy, lemony dressing, all mixed with crispy bacon on top.

It’s called Lemony Tortellini Broccoli Salad and is easy to make with just a few yummy ingredients. Plus, it’s great for sharing at parties and cookouts. Give it a try, it’s super tasty!

We love this Tortellini and Broccoli Salad tossed with extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic, sundried tomatoes, steamed broccoli, and tortellini pasta. It’s full of savoury flavours and is satisfying to eat.

Broccoli Tortellini Salad Recipe

Broccoli Tortellini Salad Recipe

Broccoli Tortellini Salad is a yummy dish that mixes cheese-filled tortellini pasta with bright green broccoli. The dressing covers each pasta and veggie bit, making them taste really good. You can serve this salad warm or cold, and the flavors mix together nicely. It's a flexible dish – you can have it as a side or a light meal. Whether you're at a family dinner, potluck, or picnic, people will love this salad because it's so tasty, with its mix of delicious pasta, fresh veggies, and yummy dressing.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 225 kcal


  • Mixing bowl
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife


  • 1 pound Cheese-filled tortellini pasta about 450g
  • 3 cups Fresh broccoli florets about 300g
  • 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup Sundried tomatoes chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Boil water in a big pot.
  • Put the tortellini pasta in and cook it until it’s soft but still a bit firm.
  • Drain the cooked pasta in a colander and leave it to the side.
  • While the pasta cooks, steam the broccoli until it’s soft but still a little crunchy.
  • Once the broccoli is done, take it out and let it cool down a bit.
  • Mix together some extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic, chopped sundried tomatoes, salt, and pepper in a bowl to make the dressing.
  • Put the cooked tortellini and steamed broccoli in a big bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over them and gently mix everything together.
  • You can serve the Broccoli Tortellini Salad warm or at room temperature.


  • Add extras like tomatoes or chicken to make it your own.
  • Keep leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days in a sealed container.
  • Taste the dressing before mixing to make sure it’s just right.
  • Use fresh ingredients for the best taste, but frozen ones are okay too.
  • Make more if you need to feed a big group or want to prepare meals in advance.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories225 kcal

Is It Okay to Use Frozen Broccoli Instead of Fresh?

Is It Okay to Use Frozen Broccoli Instead of Fresh?

If you don’t have fresh broccoli, that’s okay! You can use frozen broccoli instead. Just follow the directions on the bag to cook it. Once it’s done, you can add it to your salad.

How Many Days Can I Keep the Salad Leftovers in the Fridge?

After you’ve made your salad, if you have any leftovers, you can keep them in a sealed container in the fridge for up to two days.

What other ingredients can I put in the salad?

To make your salad tastier, add extras like cherry tomatoes, olives, or grilled chicken. Add whatever you like!

Is It Fine to Serve the Salad Cold?

Definitely! If you want a cool salad, chill the pasta and broccoli before mixing in the dressing. It’s a great way to enjoy a refreshing meal!

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