My wife loves Caprese Salad, and I got the idea of making this as a meal by adding tortellini. I used cherry tomatoes because they are sweet. This is a simple great recipe. My wife thought it would be better with some salami, and I thought it needed some artichoke hearts or maybe even some nice black olives.
What is Ciliegine Fresh Mozzarella?
If you never had this before this is soft mozzarella balls about the size of a cherry tomato. It’s the same kind of cheese you normally find in a Caprese Salad just a better shape to use in a salad with cherry tomatoes.Print
Tortellini Caprese Salad
Caprese salad but with tortellini pasta to turn this into a hearty meal.
- Prep Time: 5 Minutes
- Cook Time: 5 Minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 Servings 1x
- Category: Salad
- Method: Boil
- Cuisine: Italian
- 10 ounces Tortellini
- 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes
- 8 ounces Ciliegine Fresh Mozzarella
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Basil
- Cook Tortellini
- Cut Cherry Tomatoes in half.
- Slice Fresh Basil
- Add spices, Olive Oil, and Balsamic Vinegar
- Rinse Tortellini, so it’s not hot, and toss them into the salad.
- Cut cheese balls in half and toss them in last.
Serve this with balsamic vinegar on the side because many guests like a little extra.
I used Ciliegine Fresh Mozzarella cheese balls that are 1/3 ounce in size.