Your new favorite summer salad! This easy tortellini pasta salad is piled high with Greek-style goodness and tossed in an amazing pesto dressing.
Prep Time 20 minutesminutes
Total Time 20 minutesminutes
Servings 8-10 servings
1cuptightly-packed baby spinach
1/2cupfresh basil leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
Juice from 1 lime1/4 cup
16ozcheese tortellinicooked according to package instructions and 1/2 cup pasta water reserved
1cuphalved cherry tomatoes
1/2cupsliced black olives
1/2cupcrumbled feta cheese
Make the dressing: Place spinach, basil, pine nuts, and garlic in a food processor. With food processor running, drizzle olive oil through top, pulsing until smooth. Transfer dressing to a small bowl, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Whisk in lime juice.
In a large bowl, combine tortellini, cucumber, pepper, tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese. Drizzle dressing and reserved cooking water on top. Stir until salad is evenly coated and season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill salad until ready to serve. Enjoy!