Tortellini with pesto & broccoli

Tortellini with pesto & broccoli

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 2 lunches

A speedy pasta salad with Mediterranean flavours - perfect for packed lunches

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
573
protein
24g
carbs
64g
fat
26g
saturates
9g
fibre
5g
sugar
8g
salt
1.58g

Ingredients

  • 140g Tenderstem broccoli, cut into short lengths
  • 250g fresh tortellini
  • 3 tbsp pesto (fresh if you can get it)
  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved

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Method

Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the broccoli, cook for 2 mins, then add the tortellini and cook for 2 mins, or according to pack instructions. Drain everything, gently rinse under cold water until cool, then tip into a bowl. Toss with the pesto, pine nuts and balsamic vinegar. Add the tomatoes, pack into containers and chill. Let the salad get to room temperature during the morning to get the most flavour from the tomatoes and pesto.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2009

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annelisarkanen's picture
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Excellent. So quick to make in the mornings before leaving for work. Had never thought about using fresh pasta this way. I used some wild mushroom tortellini which worked ok, and rocket pesto, rather than basil.

janerodwell's picture
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This was great - had it hot as a quick after work dinner. Used red pesto first time as it was all I had and it was much nicer than when I made it again with green pesto!

bethocallaghan's picture
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Really yummy lunch. I used tomato, mozzerella and basil tortellini.

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