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Easy Caprese Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe

This tortellini pasta salad recipe is a perfect side dish featuring juicy red ripe cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, homegrown fresh basil and fresh tortellini. 
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Tortellini Caprese Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Ali Randall


  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 8- ounce container Ciliegine (cherry sized mozzarella balls)
  • 10- ounce package of tortellini, spinach or cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup aged balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste


  • Boil the tortellini in a large pot according to the package instructions or until al dente, then drain. Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella balls in half and place them in a large bowl. Add in the tortellini, chopped basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss the salad until well coated.