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tortellini, sliced tomatoes and mozzarella balls tossed in pesto
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Pesto Tortellini Salad

Pesto Tortellini Salad ~ easy 5 ingredient cold salad with cheese tortellini, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella tossed pesto. Perfect for parties; easy enough to make any night.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pesto tortellini salad
Servings: 4


  • 1 9 ounce package 3 cheese tortellini fresh variety
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup pesto homemade OR store bought
  • 4-5 Campari tomatoes Cherry or grape tomatoes may also be used (adjust amount)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella balls


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil then add the tortellini and cook according to package directions.
  • Drain and cool the tortellini to room temp then add it to a medium size bowl.
  • Gently fold in the pesto beginning with 1/4 cup then add the tomatoes and mozzarella. Taste and add more pesto if desired then garnish with fresh basil. Cover and refrigerate at least an hour before serving.