Simple Tortellini Salad Recipe

Simple Tortellini Salad Recipe

How To Make Simple Tortellini Salad

This easy tortellini salad can be done in just 30 minutes. It’s made with cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and cheese tortellini for a cheesy, refreshing bite.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 9oztri-colored cheese tortellini,fresh
  • 7ozfresh peas
  • 8ozgreen beans,cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2medium zucchini,cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1small cauliflower head
  • 8ozcherry tomatoes,halved
  • cupolive oil
  • 2tbsplemon juice,freshly squeezed
  • 2tbspbasil leaves,finely chopped
  • salt and pepper,to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the tortellini according to the package instructions.

  2. Prepare a large bowl with icy water for the cooked vegetables.

  3. In a separate pot, bring 6 to 8 cups of water to boil. Add some of the peas, green beans, zucchini, and cauliflower and cook for few minutes until al dente.

  4. Remove the vegetables from the pot and place them into a bowl with icy water. Let soak for 2 minutes and remove to drain all water.

  5. Repeat the process until all the peas, beans, zucchini and cauliflower are cooked.

  6. In a large mixing bowl combine the cooked tortellini, cooked vegetables, and halved tomatoes. Season to taste.

  7. In a small mason jar add the olive oil, lemon juice, chopped basil, a pinch of salt, and pepper.

  8. Shake for a couple of seconds and pour over the pasta bowl. Toss to coat.

  9. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 230.63kcal
  • Fat: 11.81g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.53g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.27g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.26g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.50g
  • Fiber: 4.31g
  • Sugar: 5.34g
  • Protein: 7.75g
  • Cholesterol: 13.40mg
  • Sodium: 487.48mg
  • Calcium: 87.61mg
  • Potassium: 457.22mg
  • Iron: 1.67mg
  • Vitamin A: 50.19µg
  • Vitamin C: 43.60mg
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