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Caprese tortellini pasta salad with balsamic.

Tortellini Caprese Salad

  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This tortellini caprese salad is a traditional caprese salad turned into a pasta salad with tortellini. It's made with tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil, and topped with a thick, sweet balsamic glaze.


  • 20 ounces cheese tortellini
  • 12 ounces mozzarella balls, halved
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or more to taste
  • Pinch of black pepper, or more to taste
  • Balsamic glaze, to taste


  1. Cook the tortellini according to the package’s instructions. Strain and rinse with cold water until cooled. Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  2. Add the tortellini to a large bowl. Toss with everything except for the balsamic glaze: tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, oregano, salt & pepper.
  3. Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the salad just before serving. Once plated, you may want to drizzle additional glaze on top, depending on personal preference.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Salad

Keywords: pasta, salad, caprese, tortellini, mozzarella, side, main, summer, easy, cheese, balsamic, glaze, basil, tomato, tomatoes