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Tortellini Caprese Salad

And it comes together in just 15 minutes!

Bowl of tortellini salad

Are you looking for a side dish for your next party, potluck, or get-together? I’ve got just the thing! While regular pasta salad is always a classic, sometimes I want a dish that’s a little different. Enter: Tortellini Caprese Salad.

With cheesy tortellini, cherry tomatoes, basil, spinach, and of course, mozzarella, this is one recipe you won’t want to pass up! Go ahead and watch the video below to see how easily it all comes together.

Close up of tortellini salad

Not only is this salad colorful and delicious to boot, but it only takes 15 minutes to throw together. That’s definitely a win-win in my book! This Tortellini Caprese Salad has all the flavors of a refreshing summer dish coupled with mouthwatering cheesy noodles. What’s not to love?

Top down of ingredients

The first step to making this dish is to cook the tortellini according to the package instructions. While the water is boiling and the tortellini is cooking, prep and chop all other ingredients and set aside.

Once the tortellini is cooked, strain the water and then rinse with cool water briefly. Next, combine tortellini, spinach, tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and garlic in a large bowl. Pour in olive oil and balsamic vinegar before adding Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Toss the salad well to combine.

Bowl of tortellini salad

Chill until ready to serve. When ready to serve, toss well to redistribute the olive oil that is on the bottom of the bowl. Add more olive oil if it seems too dry. Add a drizzle of balsamic glaze just before serving. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

This salad is sure to be a hit at your next potluck or get-together. You may want to double up! Get the full ingredient list and step-by-step instructions below!

Top down bowl of tortellini salad

Serves 6-8

10m prep time

5m cook time

4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5
Rated by 14 reviewers
Ingredients
  • 20 oz cheese tortellini, uncooked (approximately 5 cups uncooked)
  • 10 oz. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz. Mozzarella pearls
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Preparation
  1. Cook tortellini according to instructions. Prep and chop all other ingredients and set aside.
  2. Once the tortellini is cooked, strain the water and then rinse with cool water briefly.
  3. In a large bowl, combine tortellini, spinach, tomatoes, basil, mozzerella, and garlic. Pour in olive oil and balsamic vinegar before adding Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Toss the salad well to combine.
  4. Chill until ready to serve. When ready to serve, toss well to redistribute the olive oil that is on the bottom of the bowl. Add more olive oil if it seems too dry. Add a drizzle of balsamic glaze just before serving.
  5. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Recipe adapted from Lemon and Zest.

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