15 Minute Tortellini Caprese Salad

Tortellini Caprese Salad

Tortellini Caprese Salad

15 minutes of your time is all that’s needed to get this quick and delicious fresh salad on the table. I started with dried cheese tortellini and cooked it according to package directions.

Tortellini Caprese Salad

Then I added grape tomatoes sauteed with a little oil and garlic. When both are cooked combine and toss with parmesan and mozzarella balls. Add a little more oil and season with salt and pepper. This couldn’t be easier! Serve right away or at room temperature.

Tortellini Caprese Salad

Tortellini Caprese Salad
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Serves: Serves 4
 
Tortellini Caprese Salad is made with tortellini, grape tomatoes simmered quickly with garlic and a little oil, fresh mozzarella and basil.
Ingredients
  • 1 9 oz. package dried cheese tortellini
  • 1 carton grape tomatoes
  • 2 - garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tablespoons oil - divided use
  • 1/2 cup basil - torn
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz. fresh small mozzarella balls
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain well when done and toss with 1 tablespoon oil.
  2. While the pasta is cooking add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to a saute pan. Add the crushed garlic. Stir for a moment and add the grape tomatoes. Cook over medium heat for about 7 - 8 minutes until tomatoes begin to crush and give off of their juices. Stir in the torn basil leaves.
  3. Add tortellini to a bowl. Add the tomatoes, mozzarella balls. parmesan cheese and salt, pepper to taste.
  4. Serve right away or at room temperature.

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