Grilled Zucchini, White Bean, Tomato and Tortellini Pasta Salad

Preparation 00:15 Cook Time 00:10 Serves 4     adjust servings

 

Ingredients

Pasta Salad

  • 10 ounce package cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups grilled and diced zucchini (approx. 3 zucchini)
  • 2 cups cannellini or white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 shredded parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Basil Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, lightly packed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

Basil Vinaigrette

  1. Put all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste for seasoning and set aside. 

Pasta Salad

  1. Cook the tortellini according to package instructions. Rinse under cold water, drain and place into a serving bowl.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients along with the basil vinaigrette and toss together until coated. Taste for seasoning then serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. 

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Recipe Notes

  • If you plan to make this in advance, wait until just before serving to add the vinaigrette.
  • If calories and fat are a concern be sure to check the nutritional information of the tortellini as they can vary greatly. The package I used was 4 servings and 200 calories per serving.
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