Pesto Tortellini Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

1
Lindsey McCue

By
@lynz39

I found this recipe online at recipegoldmine.com This salad is delicious! I made it for my husbands work BBQ and everyone loved it!

I made Emerils balsamic vinaigrette because of how easy and tasty it is but feel free to use your fav!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8-10 small servings

Ingredients

  • 1
    20oz pkg refrigerated mixed cheese tortellini
  • 1 c
    (8oz) pesto sauce
  • 1/2 c
    prepared balsamic vinaigrette dressing (recipe i used follows)
  • 1/2 c
    drained and chopped oil packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 small
    sprigs green onions, finely chopped (white part and part of the green)
  • 1/2 c
    toasted pine nuts or walnuts,chopped
  • EMERILS EASY BALSAMIC DRESSING

  • 1/4 c
    balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c
    olive oil

How to Make Pesto Tortellini Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook tortellini as directed on package and allow to cool.
  2. In a medium bowl combine all ingredients and toss to combine. Chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  3. FOR THE DRESSING-- In a small bowl combine vinegar, sugar, and garlic. Whisk consistently and slowly add the olive oil until well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. Chill in an airtight container until ready to use.

Printable Recipe Card

About Pesto Tortellini Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy



Show 13 Comments & Reviews

22 Refreshing Summer Dinner Salads

22 Refreshing Summer Dinner Salads


On a hot night, a refreshing summer salad is a fantastic dinner option. Serve one of these easy salad recipes to your family and you won’t hear complaints about salad for dinner. Packed with flavor and made with simple ingredients, you won’t be heating the kitchen for a long period when preparing dinner. Plus, these […]

12 Really Simple Eggplant Recipes

12 Really Simple Eggplant Recipes


Eggplant is very underrated. If eaten raw, it’s bitter. But once it’s baked or fried, eggplant has a mild taste with a creamy texture. It’s the perfect base for a recipe because it takes on the flavor of other ingredients. A great option for a vegetarian dinner, eggplant can be used in many different ways. […]

17 Quick and Easy Lunch Recipes

17 Quick and Easy Lunch Recipes


Looking for lunch ideas? Bored of the same old, same old? We’re here for you. These 17 quick and easy lunch recipes are filling enough to get you through to dinner (and not one is a green salad). If you want something hot or cold, healthy or indulgent, there’s a recipe for you.