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Tortellini Italian Pasta Salad

Tortellini Pasta Salad

Jennie Duncan
This tasty Tortellini Pasta Salad is super easy to make and full of flavor with a simple to make homemade dressing. Best thing is you can make this in about 20 minutes!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 328 kcal

Ingredients
  

Salad:

  • 1 pound cheese tortellini cooked to al dente according to the package directions
  • 8 ounces small mozzarella cheese balls (also know as mozzarella "pearls")
  • 10 ounces cherry tomatoes (rinsed and halved)
  • ½ medium red onion (finely chopped)
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves (thinly sliced)

Dressing:

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cook the tortellini to al dente according to the package directions. Drain, and then rinse under cool running water to stop the cooking process. Drain well.
  • Once cooked drain te water and then rinse under cool running water to stop the cooking process. (TIP: Make sure to rinse well so your pasta salad it's soggy)
  • Next whisk together all of the ingredients for the dressing in a large bowl.
  • Pour the cooked tortellini, mozzarella cheese balls, tomatoes, and red onion to the bowl with the dressing and toss well to coat.
  • Serve or store immediately or you can place it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Right before serving, thinly slice the basil and gently stir it into the salad.

Notes

Store this in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. As it sits, the pasta will absorb liquid so you might need to add a splash more oil and vinegar before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 328kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 14gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 416mgPotassium: 96mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 253IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 191mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Tortellini Pasta Salad
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