Caprese Tortellini Salad

carol tonyan

By
@caroltonyan

I needed to fix a lunch for my husband and was determined not to make the same old sandwich thing. I had these ingredients on hand. Turned out great and he loved it! This is one of those recipes you can add or take away and even substitute ingredients, enjoy!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
2
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

10 oz
pkg. spinach, cheese, tortellini
1/2 c
grape tomatoes cut in 2
1/2 pkg
burrata or fresh mozzarella cheese (chopped)
1 medium
handful of fresh basil chopped
1/4 c
sliced green olives
1 Tbsp
parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp
olive oil (light works best)
3 dash(es)
hot sauce
1 tsp
fresh squeezed lemon
2 Tbsp
pine nuts

Step-By-Step

1Boil the pasta according to package directions and cool to room temp.
2If using the Burrata, it will be very creamy. Burrata is Mozzarella with cream inside. So I sliced it and let it drain a bit before adding it to the bowl. chop the basil and cut the tomatoes in half. Chop the olives. Add Pasta to dish and gently mix together.
3Dressing: Mix olive oil, vinegar, hot sauce, lemon, salt and pepper into a jar and shake a few times until well incorporated. Add dressing to salad and stir until blended, top with Parm. and Pine nuts

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian