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Lemon Tortellini Salad with Chicken Sausage -- This dish is incredibly easy to prepare and much heartier than your typical pasta salad. It's perfect for a low-key summer dinner, but also makes an excellent dish to bring to a BBQ or summer party | wearenotmartha.com
Lemon Greek Tortellini Salad with Chicken Sausage
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This Lemon Greek Tortellini Salad with Chicken Sausage is incredibly easy to prepare and much heartier than your typical pasta salad. Packed with Greek flavors, it's perfect for a low-key summer dinner, but also makes a delicious dish to bring to a BBQ or summer party.

Course: Entree, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, Greek
Keyword: pasta, Sausage, Summer
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Sues
Ingredients
  • 16 oz cheese tortellini
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 al fresco All Natural Sundried Tomato Chicken Sausage
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • 3/4 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olives halved
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp chopped mint
  • Lemon Dressing (recipe below)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
Lemon Dressing
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add tortellini. Cook according to package directions, drain, rinse with cold water, and place in a large serving bowl.

  2. While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large sauté pan to medium heat and add chicken sausages. Cook 7-9 minutes, rotating frequently, until golden brown on all sides. Internal temperature should be 165 degrees. Remove sausages to plate. Once cool to the touch, place on cutting board and slice.

  3. Add diced cucumber, halved grape tomatoes, halved kalamata olives, cubed feta cheese, sundried tomatoes, and mint to the bowl with the tortellini. Add sliced chicken sausage. 

  4. Drizzle the dressing over the ingredients and toss. Add salt and pepper and top with lemon zest.

Lemon Dressing
  1. In a bowl, whisk together lemon juice, mustard, and honey. Slowly drizzle in olive oil, while continuing to whisk. Season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Notes