Tortellini Salad With Asparagus and Fresh Basil Vinaigrette

READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Whisk the olive oil, basil, lemon juice, shallot, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper together in a bowl large enough to hold the salad.
  • Cook the asparagus in 4 quarts boiling water seasoned with 1 tablespoon salt until tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Transfer the asparagus to a colander using a slotted spoon (do not discard the boiling water).
  • Shake out any excess water and toss with the vinaigrette.
  • Return the water to a boil, add the tortellini, and cook until tender, following the package directions.
  • Drain the tortellini thoroughly, then toss while hot with the asparagus and dressing.
  • Refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes.
  • Toast the pine nuts in a small skillet over medium heat until golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  • Just before serving, stir the toasted pine nuts, tomatoes, and Parmesan into the salad and season with salt and pepper.
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