Summer is so about the salads and the more creative the salad the more everyone digs in. I love my recipe for Tortellini Caprese Salad and I know you and your family and friends will too. What I love best about this Tortellini Caprese Salad is that it serves well warm or cold.
The size of the salad is easy to adjust for more or less just by increasing or decreasing the tortellini. Picnics, family gatherings, celebrations, parties, birthday parties or even food you prepare before you traverse poolside or beachside have a new food that won’t be beaten by other salads. When you arrive home famished the salad will be ready to be devoured.
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Tortellini Caprese Salad
We all have our favorite tortellini, whether you purchase the dry and shelved tortellini or the refrigerated, however, I will suggest for this salad to purchase refrigerated tortellini as it makes quite a difference not only in cook time but in prep time as well.
You can buy meat tortellini or cheese depending on the crowd you are having and if you are a meat person or not! This recipe is so adjustable and it serves well as a side or a main entree.
Prepare your water ahead of time and do not overfill your pot. I also suggest putting a bit of oil in the water that is boiling to keep things from sticking together. Make sure to place your strainer in the sink.
Tortellini Caprese Salad Recipe
1 C of Washed, and Dried Grape Tomatoes or Cherry Tomatoes (your preference)
1 C of Fresh Mozzarella balls drained from their oil salad (if you purchased in a tub)
1/2 C of Feta Cheese crumbled
1/2 C Balsamic Oil & Vinegar Dressing (store bought or homemade)
2 – 18 oz packages of Five Cheese Tortellini, boiled, rinsed
Add in Tortellini.
Add in Balsamic dressing little by little and mix as you go.
Serve or Chill.
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- 1 C of Washed, and Dried Grape Tomatoes or Cherry Tomatoes (your preference)
- 1 C of Fresh Mozzarella balls drained from their oil salad (if you purchased in a tub)
- 1/2 C of Feta Cheese crumbled
- 1/2 C Balsamic Oil & Vinegar Dressing (store bought or homemade)
- 2 - 18 oz packages of Five Cheese Tortellini, boiled, rinsed
- Prepare a large mixing bowl with the following items: Tomatoes, cheese, and mix.
- Add in Tortellini.
- Add in Balsamic dressing little by little and mix as you go.
- Serve or Chill.
- This recipe yields 1/2 steamer pan for parties
Make this ahead of time and refrigerate it, or serve it just as you make it. The recipe can be increased for larger parties and yet the flavor is always delicious. I love using whole little tomatoes because there are always those that ‘would have tried it if there were not tomatoes in there’ but now they have no excuses, lol! Lavishly live food out loud and prepare my Tortellini Caprese Salad.