pesto tortellini salad

Pesto Tortellini Salad Recipe

This simple tortellini pesto pasta salad recipe features pesto and freshly chopped garden tomatoes. A nice meatless meal for a summer day, which also makes a great side dish for dinner or to bring to that next cookout.

Course Pasta, Side Dish, Vegetarian
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pesto tortellini salad, pesto tortellini salad recipe, tortellini pasta salad, tortellini pesto pasta salad
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 311 kcal


  • 12 oz cheese tortellini frozen
  • 3 tbsp basil pesto jarred
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes freshly chopped


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, then cook the frozen tortellini until they float to top of water. Drain and rinse the cooked tortellini with cold water, then gently toss in colander to ensure no pockets of water remain.

  2. Place the cheese tortellini in a large bowl, add the pesto and toss to combine, until well coated.

  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and fold in gently until they are evenly distributed in the salad.

Recipe Notes

While you can use any tomato in the recipe, I do find grape or cherry tomatoes are ideal. 

Before serving you may like to sprinkle on a little Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Pesto Tortellini Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 475mg 20%
Potassium 44mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 7.6%
Vitamin C 3.1%
Calcium 13.8%
Iron 12.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.