How to Make a Delicious Tortellini Caprese Salad

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This Chicken and Tortellini Caprese Salad is so fresh, delicious, and takes under 30 minutes to put together. It makes a great lunch, dinner, or side dish for entertaining.



I add grilled chicken to my recipe for some extra protein, but you can definitely make this without chicken for a vegetarian option. Here’s what else you’ll need:

  • Approximately 8 oz Grilled Chicken
  • 1 package (8 oz) Mozzarella Pearls
  • 1 package (about 18 oz) Cheese Tortellini
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small package (10 oz) cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup fresh Spinach
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • Optional: Balsamic Glaze drizzled on top before serving


  • Cook the tortellini as directed on the package in a large pot. Drain the hot water and rinse with cold water before transferring to serving bowl.
  • Add the tomatoes, spinach, basil, mozzarella pearls, and garlic.
  • Add the balsamic vinegar, oil, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir/toss well to combine.
  • Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Stir/toss before serving to redistribute the oil and seasoning.
  • Optional: Drizzle with Balsamic glaze just before serving.


Substitution Suggestions:

  • Olive Oil: For a healthier option, you can less Olive Oil and add just enough for your taste preferences. If you don’t have Olive Oil on-hand, you can use vegetable oil as well.
  • Mozzarella: If you can’t find Mozzarella pearls, shredded mozzarella cheese also works.


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