Spicy Tortellini Pasta Salad

This spicy tortellini pasta salad using Trader Joe’s ingredients is the perfect summer side dish. Packed with flavor and just the right amount of spice.

Spicy Tortellini Pasta Salad

Pasta salad will always be my favorite summertime side dish. It belongs at every BBQ, pool party, and picnic. I know summer is coming to an end soon. However, I had to throw one last pasta salad recipe on the blog. This is a little different than my usual pasta salad recipes. Instead of using traditional pasta, I used Trader Joe’s spinach tortellini. You can use cheese tortellini too! Either way it will be delicious and satisfying.

What you will need for this recipe:

  • Tortellini
  • Persian cucumbers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Green olives
  • Salami
  • Trader Joe’s Italian bomba sauce
  • Italian dressing
  • Garlic powder, salt and pepper
  • Chopped parsley as a little bonus garnish if you’d like!
Tortellini pasta salad ingredients

We have a few more weeks of summer so make sure to add this spicy tortellini pasta salad to your menu! Also, it would be great for any Labor Day get together. I love how it’s unique but still has some classic pasta salad ingredients in it.

Other pasta salad recipes you will love:

Tortellini pasta salad - Dash Of Mandi

If you get the chance to make this dish, I hope you enjoy it!

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Spicy Tortellini Pasta Salad



12 tbsp Trader Joe’s Italian Bomba sauce
1/3 cup Italian dressing
Pinch of garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
(10 oz) spinach tortellini, cooked, cheese tortellini will also work
3 Persian cucumbers, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup green olives
4 oz. salami, chopped
1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley, optional


In a small mixing bowl combine Italian bomba sauce, Italian dressing, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add just 1 tbsp of Italian bomba sauce then taste and add more if you want it spicier.

In a large mixing bowl combine tortellini, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, and salami.

Add dressing mixture and toss to coat. Top with fresh chopped parsley if desired.

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