Seasonal Recipe Contest: Tortellini with Tomatoes

and Basil Summer Salad

Jennifer Frey of Dover submitted this photo of her Tortellini with Tomatoes and Basil Summer Salad in our Seasonal Recipe Contest. For July, enter recipes made with blueberries or tomatoes.

Jennifer Frey of Dover said she serves her Tortellini with Tomatoes and Basil Summer Salad as a main dish over romaine lettuce or as a side at barbecues.

Her family loves the recipe, which she adapted from Rosetto Tortellini.

See our Seasonal Recipe Contest board on Pinterest.

Read contest details for July.


2 (13-ounce) packages of frozen or fresh whole-wheat tortellini
8-ounce package mozzarella cheese, cubed
2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan

Dressing Ingredients:
2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 cloves minced garlic


Prepare the tortellini according to the package directions, drain and run cold water over pasta to cool. Meanwhile, whisk together all dressing ingredients in large bowl. Toss cheeses and tomatoes in dressing. Add cooled pasta, and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least one hour to allow flavors to blend.

Leigh Zaleski

I'm a health features reporter for the York Daily Record/Sunday News and healthy living blogger for No Sweat, York. Contact me with story ideas at, 717-771-2101 or @leighzaleski on Twitter.

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  1. July 24, 2012

    […] most recent entry in the Seasonal Recipe Contest is for a tortellini salad with tomatoes and basil. It’s making me hungry for lunch! Find other entries on our Pinterest […]

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