Caprese Pasta Salad
10-15
min
cooking time
8-10
servings
EASY
difficulty

Caprese Pasta Salad

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Ingredients

  • One 20-ounce package Giovanni Rana 5 Cheese Tortellini
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • one 7-ounce container Giovanni Rana Basil Pesto
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella pearls
  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved
  • finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and fresh basil for garnish
10-15
min
cooking time
8-10
servings
EASY
difficulty

Preparation

Cook the tortellini according to package instructions. While the pasta is cooking, make an ice water bath: Dissolve the kosher salt and in the warm water in a large bowl. Add 4 cups each ice and water and reserve. Drain the pasta, cool in the ice water bath for 2 minutes, then drain again and transfer the tortelloni to a large bowl. Whisk together the pesto and the 1/4 cup cold water and toss gently with the tortellini. Add the fresh mozzarella and tomatoes and gently fold to incorporate. Top with Parmigiano Reggiano and fresh basil.


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