- Olivieri® 3 Formaggi Rainbow Tortellini 350 g
- 3/4 cups diced cucumber
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot
- 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 tbsp parsley, coarsely chopped
- Olivieri® Basil & Cheese Pesto 160 g (1/4 cup)
- 6 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette
- 2 tbsp finely diced red onion
BOIL Olivieri® 3 Formaggi Rainbow Tortellini until perfectly tender (6-8 minutes). Drain and rinse with cold water, pronto.
COMBINE all remaining ingredients, including Olivieri® Basil & Cheese Pesto.
TOSS together tenderly with pasta.
SERVE for the perfect pasta salad.
Add walnuts for extra crunch!
Fresh Summer Salad
Serve this appetizing and vibrant pasta salad for a refreshing lunch or dinner side. Bring it along with you for an impressive potluck or BBQ dish to share.
Made with fresh summer produce like cucumber, carrots, tomatoes and red onion, it’s ideal for using vegetables that are in-season and great tasting for a refreshing meal. And, with the addition of Olivieri® 3 Formaggi Rainbow Tortellini enriched with vegetables and filled with ricotta, Romano and Parmesan cheeses, this salad will easily convince even picky eaters to enjoy their meal.
Serve your vegetables and fresh tortellini tossed in a perfectly balanced sauce of Olivieri® Basil & Cheese Pesto with your favourite balsamic vinaigrette. The elevated tastes will make everyone think you spent hours preparing homemade pasta and fresh pesto.
For a show-stopping presentation serve with freshly chopped basil, grated cheese or pine nuts on top for an added bite of texture. Mozzarella cheese balls can also be added for a creamy touch, if desired. Prepare and serve fresh or keep refrigerated until it’s time to eat.
More Fresh Dishes
Using oil-based sauces such as pesto is ideal for pairing with cooked and chilled pasta in refreshing salads. Taste the difference of using our pesto in this Confetti Pasta Salad recipe or a Gnocchi Pasta Salad.