Lunchbox Tortellini

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins

This healthful, delicious pasta salad takes all of 15 minutes to make and can feed your kids for days. Add, subtract and substitute ingredients as you and your little tykes like.


1package (9-ounce) fresh or frozen cheese tortellini
2tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1teaspoon minced fresh thyme
1/2teaspoon sugar
-- coarsely ground black pepper
1 1/4cups halved grape tomatoes
1/3cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
3ounces smoked deli-shaved turkey breast, torn into bite-sized pieces
3 to 4-- red onion, thin slices
2ounces crumbled ricotta salata or feta cheese


  1. Cook tortellini in a large pot of salted, boiling water according to package directions. Drain, rinse under cold water, and drain again. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together oil, lemon juice, thyme, sugar and pepper in a small bowl. Pour over pasta; toss well. Add tomatoes, olives, turkey, onion, cheese and additional black pepper; toss well.

Recipe by Laraine Perri.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 360
  • Glycemic Load 0.36
  • Fat 16g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 8g
  • Cholesterol 50mg
  • Sodium 850mg
  • Potassium 290mg
  • Carbohydrate 37g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 15g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 10%
  • Vitamin C 20%
  • Calcium 20%
  • Iron 8%