Caprese Tortellini Salad

carol tonyan


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!


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15 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


  • 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

How to Make Caprese Tortellini Salad


  1. Boil the pasta according to package directions and cool to room temp.
  2. If 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.
  3. Dressing: 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

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About Caprese Tortellini Salad

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

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