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

Asparagus & Tomato Pesto Tortellini Salad

The perfect 15 minute summer meal.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

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.