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Easy Pesto Tortellini Salad

Julie Wunder
My Easy Pesto Tortellini Salad is filled with vegetables like asparagus and tomato and topped with fresh basil.  It's made with just 5 ingredients and takes only 15 minutes making it the perfect vegetarian meal.  
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 471 kcal


  • 4 cups frozen tortellini
  • ½ bunch asparagus, cut in 2 inch pieces
  • ½ cup pesto
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup fresh shredded Parmesan
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional garnish: Fresh basil


  • Cook the tortellini according to package instructions.
  • Remove the tortellini from the water and allow to cool.
  • 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.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Garnish with fresh basil.
  • Serve immediately or chilled.


For a lighter dish with fewer calories less pesto and more fresh basil.


Calories: 471kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 19gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 763mgPotassium: 258mgFiber: 5gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1219IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 213mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Easy Tortellini Salad, Pesto Tortellini Salad
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