Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad

Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad

I figure I’d better get this one out of the archives before summer is REALLY over (this coming after a post declaring FALL IS HERE AND REAL). Cold pesto tortellini pasta salad = perhaps the easiest summer salad to throw together. No fancy sauces, weird ingredients: pasta, pesto, veggies. Voilà!

Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad

I made this multiple times over the summer, either to take to a party or so Derek would quit complaining about lack of left-overs to take for lunch… This is so easy to throw together that even if we didn’t have it for dinner, I’d have tubs of it in the fridge for a few days of lunches! EASY.

Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad

This is one of those “throw whatever you have in it” kind of recipes: I typically stuck to cherry/grape tomatoes and sliced onions, as my staples, but also loved throwing in peas, corn, even spinach! You can’t go wrong with more veggies!

Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad

Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Recipe:
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 package of tortellini, uncooked
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil
  • ⅓-1/2 cup pesto
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup peas
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook the tortellini according to directions, drain, rinse with cold water, and toss with olive oil. Set aside to cool for 15 minutes.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients with the tortellini, stir to combine, and enjoy!

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>