Basil Tortellini Pasta Salad

Sat, May 22, 2010

Appetizers, Main Courses, Side Dishes

This basil tortellini pasta salad is a perfect dish to bring on a picnic or to a BBQ for Victoria Day or Memorial day  which are coming up! It’s made with a vinaigrette dressing that will have it tasting better and better the longer it sits so, it will keep if you have to make it ahead of time!

Serves 8
Time required 15 minutes
Difficulty level 1
Cost of ingredients 7 USD

  • 1 pound fresh tortellini pasta, cooked and drained
  • 3 tomatoes, cut into bite sized chunks
  • 2 cups (500ml) button mushrooms, washed and whole
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • ¼ cup (60ml) sliced kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup (60ml) fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup (150ml) olive oil
  • ¼ cup (125ml) vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) oregano
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Place tortellini, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and olives in a large bowl.

In another bowl whisk together basil, olive oil, vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper together and pour over the tortellini.

Toss to coat. Allow to sit at least 10 minutes to allow the flavors to merry and improve the taste.

Photo by art barb

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