Tortellini Shrimp & Pesto Salad Recipe


Cooking Time45 MinCourse
MethodMain Ingredient


 Pesto dressing1 Tablespoon
 Fresh tortellini/One 8 ounce package dry tortellini9 Ounce (1 Package)
 Red bell pepper5 Ounce, seeded and cut into thin bite-size strips
 Cooked and shelled shrimp6 Ounce (Tiny Ones)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1008 Calories from Fat 224

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.4%

Saturated Fat 9.8 g48.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 107.2 mg

Sodium 969.4 mg40.4%

Total Carbohydrates 130 g43.3%

Dietary Fiber 7.8 g31.3%

Sugars 8.6 g

Protein 63 g125.8%

Vitamin A 96.1% Vitamin C 301.7%

Calcium 39.8% Iron 24.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Prepare Pesto Dressing and set aside.
In a 4- to 5-quart pan, cook tortellini in 3 quarts boiling water just until tender to bite (4 to 6 minutes for fresh tortellini, 15 to 20 minutes for dry); or cook according to package directions.
Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain well again.
In a large bowl, lightly mix the tortellini, Pesto Dressing, bell pepper strips, and shrimp.
Cover mixture and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours.