5 Ingredient Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad

5 Ingredient Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad

  • Author: Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 1x


5 Ingredient Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad.  The perfect summertime dish to bring to your next pool party, bbq, or just friend gathering! 



  • 20 oz cheese or spinach tortellini, cooked per instructions on package
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise 
  • 1/4 c homemade or store-bought Pesto, more to taste
  • 1 handful fresh basil, sliced into ribbons, more as garnish
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella balls (Bocconcini)
  • 2 T olive oil 
  • Salt, to taste 


  1. Cook tortellini per instructions on package, drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.  
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Add in tortellini and toss to combine. Add more olive oil or pesto, to taste. 
  3. Cover and store in fridge until you are ready to serve.  Garnish with a few fresh basil leaves right before serving. 

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