Chicken Tortellini Pesto Salad

Salads · July 15, 2015

Chicken Tortellini Pesto Salad - a simple and delicious summer salad that everyone will love!! It's filled with chicken, tortellini, peas, carrots, peppers, pesto and more! Recipe on { lilluna.com }

Happy Wednesday!

It’s Kellyn, back with round two of our new Tried and True series. Today’s recipe is for all you pesto lovers out there! It’s called Chicken Tortellini Pesto Salad, and it’s light, super tasty, and easy to put together. Best part of all?? It’s SIMPLE and quick!! This is a fantastic recipe and serves as a great side to any main dish.

I admit, I’m a sucker for Pesto, and this has the perfect amount of it! We actually decided to add a little ranch because everything taste better with ranch, am I right? Do me a favor and add this to the menu for your next barbecue. It’s sure to impress!

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Here’s the recipe:

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Tortellini Pesto Chicken Salad
 
Ingredients
  • 1-9oz package refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
  • 1 cup frozen sweet peas
  • 5 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 1½ cups carrots, shredded
  • 2 cups grilled chicken, cubed or shredded
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup basil pesto
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
Instructions
  1. Cook tortellini according to packaged directions. Drain; rinse with cold water.
  2. In a large clear bowl, layer the lettuce, carrots, chicken, peas, tortellini, and bell pepper.
  3. In small bowl, mix mayonnaise, pesto and ranch. Spread over peppers.
  4. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Toss just before serving.

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker

Chicken Tortellini Pesto Salad - a simple and delicious summer salad that everyone will love!! It's filled with chicken, tortellini, peas, carrots, peppers, pesto and more! Recipe on { lilluna.com }

It looks really pretty all layered, but we decided to mix it all up for the pictures so you could see all the yummy ingredients!

Chicken Tortellini Pesto Salad - a simple and delicious summer salad that everyone will love!! It's filled with chicken, tortellini, peas, carrots, peppers, pesto and more! Recipe on { lilluna.com }

Chicken Tortellini Pesto Salad - a simple and delicious summer salad that everyone will love!! It's filled with chicken, tortellini, peas, carrots, peppers, pesto and more! Recipe on { lilluna.com }

DIFFICULTY: SIMPLE
HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 8 Servings
ANY CHANGES MADE: Added ranch and left out a few seasonings and the buttermilk.
ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: I think we’ll add bacon bits!

We’ll see you next week!

Kellyn

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I LOVE delicious salads to try out, especially in the summer.

Thanks, Kel!!

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Jennie @ The Diary of a Real Housewife

This looks great! I love pesto! Such a great summer time recipe =)

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you, Jennie!! I hope you like it. Have a great day!

janet

Can I leave out the pesto, I am not a fan.

    Lil' Luna

    Of course you can! I’d probably add a little more ranch if you left out the pesto. 😉

Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse

This looks and sounds amazing! We have a major love for pesto, so this one is going on the list to try. Sooner rather than later. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks for stopping by Kathryn! Let me know if you give the salad a try. Have a great week!

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