Tortellini Pesto Salad

1
Christine M.

By
@cmontecillo

Went to a BBQ and literally just used whatever I could find in the kitchen to throw together a quick and easy side dish. I now make it almost every BBQ we go to!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg
    uncooked tortellini (try spinach and cheese by barilla)
  • 1/4-1/2 c
    pesto (try classico or trader joe's)
  • 1
    yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2
    red bell pepper
  • 1/2
    red onion
  • 1/2 pt
    grape tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • ·
    black pepper, to taste

How to Make Tortellini Pesto Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, dice bell peppers and onion into small pieces. Quarter the tomatoes.
  3. Mix pasta, pesto (start with 1/4 cup), and vegetables in a large bowl. Add more pesto, if desired. Add crushed red peppers and black pepper.
  4. Cool in fridge for at least one hour before serving.

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About Tortellini Pesto Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides Pasta Salads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #BBQ #pesto



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