Asparagus & Tomato Pesto Tortellini Salad

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Asparagus & Tomato Pesto Tortellini Salad

My Easy Tortellini Salad with Pesto takes only 15 minutes to make and is the perfect summer meal.  

6 Ingredient Easy Tortellini Salad with Pesto recipe. Filled with asparagus and tomatoes! / Running in a Skirt

Hi friends!

Doesn’t my Easy Tortellini Salad with Pesto just look like summer?

6 Ingredient Easy Tortellini Salad with Pesto recipe. Filled with asparagus and tomatoes! / Running in a Skirt

I love the pretty vibrant colors in the dish and I’m even more of a fan with how easy it is to put together.

The only real cooking involved is boiling the frozen tortellini and quickly blanching the asparagus.  The rest is just dump and stir, making Easy Tortellini Salad with Pesto a great dish for a weekday meal or even a potluck.

6 Ingredient Easy Tortellini Salad with Pesto recipe. Filled with asparagus and tomatoes! / Running in a Skirt

You could honestly mix this up with any veggies, but I love the vibrant combination of the asparagus and tomatoes.  They are both crowd favorites.

Use a quality pesto from the refrigerated or deli section of your grocery store or make you own.  I’m hoping to make some this summer to freeze for the year from my garden.

You can serve this dish warm or chilled.  Either way, it’s absolutely delicious.

6 Ingredient Easy Tortellini Salad with Pesto recipe. Filled with asparagus and tomatoes! / Running in a Skirt

Enjoy!

5 from 2 votes
6 Ingredient Easy Tortellini Salad with Pesto recipe. Filled with asparagus and tomatoes! / Running in a Skirt
Asparagus & Tomato Pesto Tortellini Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
The perfect 15 minute summer meal.
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Ingredients
  • 4 cups frozen tortellini
  • 1/2 bunch asparagus cut in 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh shredded Parmesan
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional garnish: Fresh basil
Instructions
  1. Cook the tortellini according to package instructions.
  2. Remove the tortellini from the water and allow to cool.
  3. In the same pot of water quickly submerge the asparagus. Allow to cook for 3 minutes. Remove from water and place in an ice bath to stop the cooking.
  4. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  5. Garnish with fresh basil.
  6. Serve immediately or chilled.

Like it? I’d love it if you could pin to your favorite Pinterest board!  Thank you so much.

6 Ingredient Easy Tortellini Salad with Pesto recipe. Filled with asparagus and tomatoes! / Running in a Skirt

Want more recipes with frozen tortellini?

Try my Greek Tortellini Salad…

… or 30 Minute Tortellini and Kale Soup.

Kale Tortellini Soup- 1

 

So nice to see you today.  Come back tomorrow for a little black dress Fashion Friday fit for a gala!

I’m linking up with: Thinking Out Loud ThursdayMeatless Monday with Sarah and Deborah, Meatless Monday with Annmarie, Delicious Dish TuesdayWhat’s Cookin’ WednesdayFull Plate Thursday with Miz Helen, FoodFriDIY,  Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck.  Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

Your turn!

What’s your favorite dish to bring to a potluck?

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By | 2018-06-28T12:58:25-04:00 May 12th, 2016|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Side Dishes, Vegetarian Meals|30 Comments

30 Comments

  1. Christie May 20, 2016 at 6:55 pm - Reply


    If I only like asparagus!! I can’t wait to make this with green beans. It looks SO GOOD!

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:41 am - Reply

      Thanks Christie! That would be the perfect sub. So good!

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  4. Miz Helen May 18, 2016 at 10:50 am - Reply


    I just love this fresh spring salad! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Miz Helen

  5. RaShell @ Mommy's Apron May 17, 2016 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    I would eat this in a heartbeat. This looks delicious! I am pinning this so I can find it again. Thank you for posting. I’m glad I saw this at #DeliciousDishTuesday.

  6. Lauren May 16, 2016 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Oh yum! I never thought to add pesto! Looks great for summer!

  7. Sarah May 16, 2016 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Looks delicious! I will have to pass this along to my mom as well. I tried to comment on the other salad post you linked up with but it said comments were closed. I need to pick up some of those salads for my mom when she is traveling for work! Thank you for linking up with us, happy Meatless Monday!

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:20 am - Reply

      I had so much trouble with that Tapfluence widget- grrr! Thanks for trying!! Hope you enjoy the recipe and thanks for hosting.

  8. I love everything about this recipe! It looks so good! I’ll definitely be making this soon!

  9. Annmarie May 13, 2016 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Looks so delicious and refreshing!!! Perfect for summer 🙂

  10. Looks delish! I pinned this one!

  11. Farrah May 12, 2016 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    …and now my stomach’s really growling!! x_x This looks awesome!

  12. rachel @ athletic avocado May 12, 2016 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    oh this looks delish! I love tortellini and this is such a great way to use frozen! pinned 🙂

  13. Susie @ Suzlyfe May 12, 2016 at 9:50 am - Reply

    YAS asparagus and tomatoes and pesto fresh and delicious!

  14. Mary Jean Henson May 12, 2016 at 9:48 am - Reply

    I am mixing this up for our dinner tonight. I have everything in my freezer or pantry.
    Yum!!!

  15. yummy for summer!

  16. Blane Sherer May 12, 2016 at 5:53 am - Reply

    That’s a nice looking summer salad.
    Looking forward to Fashion Friday tomorrow.

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