Quick and Delicious Parmesan Caesar Tortellini Salad

Summer break has passed, and the kids are back in school but that doesn’t mean the party has to end. There are plenty of beautiful days left in the year (especially if you live in a warmer climate) to enjoy the outdoors and cookouts with friends and family. Marinate some chicken to grill for dinner tonight and whip up this easy Parmesan Caesar Tortellini Salad for a delicious family meal!

Parmesan Caesar Tortellini Salad for two

This may seem foreign to people (no pun intended) but I recently decided to make a life change and move to France for the next year. One of the things that I’ve been missing the most is grilling since I now live in an apartment and I don’t think grilling is as popular here as it is in the US and I’ve also been missing my refrigerator stocked with Litehouse salad dressings. Seriously! Not only do I use them on all of my salads, I use them for marinating, dipping and dressing pasta salads.

This tortellini salad is super easy to make and uses packaged tortellini that you can find in the refrigerator section of your grocery store. I like to use a four-cheese blend but if you want to try and pesto variety or something else there are really no rules. In addition to the Litehouse Parmesan Caesar vinaigrette dressing, you really just need a few additional ingredients: small mozzarella balls, ripe cherry or grape tomatoes, black olives and fresh basil.

If you’re having any end-of-summer parties or just looking for a tasty side dish for dinner tonight, try this Parmesan Caesar Tortellini Salad. It comes together in about 15 minutes and is the perfect complement to any chicken, fish or meat dish. AND it’s even better on day #2

Parmesan Caesar Tortellini Salad Recipe

Serves 4 | Finish in 10 minutes
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Creating the perfect side dish is a breeze when you pair light and creamy Parmesan Caesar Vinaigrette with fresh tortellini pasta to make a delicious salad that goes well with any meat or fish.

Ingredients

  • 10-ounce package four cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup mini fresh mozzarella balls
  • ¾ cup black olive halves
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, whole
  • 1/3 cup Litehouse Parmesan Caesar Vinaigrette dressing
  • 2 ounces fresh basil, minced

Directions

  1. Prepare tortellini according to package instructions.
  2. Drain and cool by rinsing in cool water.
  3. Place tortellini in a large bowl. Add in remaining ingredients and toss to coat.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30-minutes before serving.

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