Tasty Tuscan Tortellini Salad
BOIL Olivieri® 3 Formaggi Tortellini until perfectly tender (6- 7 minutes). Drain pronto.
BLEND Olivieri® Basil & Cheese Pesto with vinaigrette; toss ½ of mixture with pasta while still warm.
ADD salami, cheese, peppers and olives. Toss carefully to combine.
REFRIGERATE for at least 1 hour or overnight.
TOSS with remaining pesto and vinaigrette mixture before serving.
TOP with juicy, ripe tomato and basil.
Add chopped walnuts for extra crunch and heartiness!
The Taste of Tuscany
Take your taste buds on a trip to the Tuscan countryside in Italy with this elevated and delicious pasta salad made with a base of fresh Olivieri® 3 Formaggi Tortellini. Loaded with Italian flavour, these tortellini are filled with a trifecta blend of ricotta, Romano and Parmesan that will be sure to please even picky eaters at home.
Once cooked, the fresh tortellini are tossed with a specialty Basil & Cheese Pesto sauce, salami, provolone, roasted red peppers and olives. The key to preparing this incredible dish is giving it enough time to chill. Prepare a day in advance and have dinner or lunch ready to go by simply tossing in the remaining pesto and vinaigrette with freshly chopped tomatoes and basil.
Count on Olivieri® fresh pasta and sauces to help you serve up an incredible family lunch, dinner or even breakfast!
How To Make Balsamic Vinaigrette
Making your own balsamic vinaigrette is a lot easier than it might seem and the best part is that you’re in control of the flavour. Adjust it to your preferences or what your family likes best. It can be as simple or as complicated as you’d like. A simple combination might include only olive oil and balsamic vinegar with salt and pepper. If you prefer to enhance your version optional ingredients include Dijon mustard, shallots, garlic and honey.
Prepare your own and save for other recipes like Rainbow Tortellini Salad or to top a few Caprese Tomato and Mozzarella Crostinis. Try our gnocchi recipes for new ideas.