Italian Cheese Tortellini Salad
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Recipe type: Pasta salad
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 3-4
  • 1 lb cheese tortellini
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, washed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup red onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup marinated artichokes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 lb chicken strips, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • ½ cup homemade pesto
  1. Cook cheese tortellini according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in sauté pan over medium heat. Add red onion and cook until they begin to brown, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Remove and add to a large serving bowl.
  3. In same pan, add 1 tbsp olive oil and cook chicken strips over medium heat until cooked through, about 9 minutes, flipping half way through.
  4. Once pasta is cooked, drain it and add it to the large serving bowl with the red onion and garlic.
  5. Add in cherry tomatoes, artichokes, and chicken.
  6. Stir in pesto. Add pasta one 1 tbsp at a time to thin out if needed.
Recipe by Meg's Meal Planning at