Tortellini Salad



500 g tortellini – the ones you prefer
½ cup olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
6 sun-dried tomatoes (oil preserved or soaked in water if dehydrated), chopped
1 bunch fresh basil, chopped — stripped from stems (reserve some of the sprigs from the top of the stem for garnish)
¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
freshly ground black pepper



Cook tortellini al dente according to package directions. Drain and transfer to large bowl.


Add olive oil




balsamic vinegar




cherry tomatoes
sun-dried tomatoes

img_5802½ cup parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper.  Toss all the ingredients to coat.

img_5805Transfer to serving dish and decorate with reserved parmesan and basil sprigs.   It can be served warm or cold, as a main or as a side dish.

To make it more colorful, use tricolor tortellini.

For a non-vegetarian version, add 1 cup cubed rotisserie chicken. This is our favorite at home!

10 thoughts on “Tortellini Salad

  1. Thank you for the idea for dinner tonight! A huge success!!! I had no basil… replaced it with arugula. It was delicious… absolutely lovely! Thank you!! 😘😘

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