Fresh Basil Tortellini Salad

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Karen..

This is a great pasta salad with cheese tortellini and sweet basil. Plan ahead, because it should chill for a couple hours to allow flavors to blend.

Top Review by Bev I Am

Delightful! Fresh and light. Could be served as a light summertime meal or as a side dish. Would be great served at cookout this summer! Thank you for a wonderful recipe, Karen!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb uncooked dry cheese-filled egg tortellini
  • 13 cup olive oil or 13 cup vegetable oil
  • 14 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (or 2 tsp dried basil)
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 18 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced on the diagonal


  1. Cook tortellini as directed on package.
  2. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients in a medium bowl.
  4. Add tortellini and toss until well combined.
  5. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  6. Toss again before serving with additional parmesan cheese.

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