How to Make Tortellini Salad Italian Style – Recipe in description



Bring out the wonderful flavours of tomato, mozzarella and spicy red pesto dressing with this unique take on pasta salad.

Preparation time: 30 minutes.
Difficulty: Easy
Calories per serving: Unspecified

Ingredients for 4 people:
Pesto:
75 g of dried tomatoes (from a jar)
50 g of cheese (pecorino), grated (alternatively Parmesan)
25 g of cashew nuts
1 bunch of basil, fresh preferred
2 cloves of garlic, add more depending on your taste
4 tablespoons of oil from the jar of tomatoes
2 tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar
Water if needed
Salt and pepper

For the salad:
800 g of fresh tortellini with cheese filling
500 g of cherry tomatoes
250 g of mozzarella
50g of pitted black olives

Cook tortellini according to instructions on the packet in salted water, drain and rinse with cold water. Let it cool down slightly.
Cut the dried tomatoes into strips for the pesto sauce. Finely grate the cheese. Peel and finely chop the garlic.

Now, crush the dried tomatoes, grated cheese, cashew nuts, basil and garlic in a blender until it all becomes a solid paste, and then mix with oil.

Dilute the pasta with balsamic vinegar and, if necessary, with a little water to get a creamy consistency. Season with salt and pepper if needed.

Mix the tortellini in a bowl.

Now, cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters or by half.
Dice the mozzarella cheese and cut the olives in half.
Mix together with tortellini, cover, and leave to stand.

Author: alina1st

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