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Spring Tortellini Salad

Spring Tortellini Salad- cheese tortellini with asparagus, artichokes, peas, arugula, basil, and a simple lemon parmesan cheese dressing. The perfect pasta salad for springtime!

Recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod

4.5 from 2 votes


For the dressing:

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the salad:

  • 3/4 lb asparagus, woody ends trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 lb cheese tortellini, frozen or fresh
  • 3 cups arugula
  • 12 oz jarred artichoke hearts
  • 3 green onions, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, chopped
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish


  • In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, honey, mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.
  • Fill a large bowl with ice water.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus to the boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add the frozen peas and stir, only cook for a few seconds, until they turn bright green. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the asparagus and peas to the bowl of ice water.
  • Bring the water in the pot back up to a boil. Add the tortellini and cook according to package directions. Use a colander to drain the tortellini.
  • Pour the tortellini in a large bowl. Drizzle with half of the dressing and stir until well coated.
  • Drain the asparagus and peas and add them to the tortellini. Add the arugula, artichoke hearts, green onions, and basil. Drizzle with the remaining dressing and stir until well coated.
  • Season with salt and pepper and garnish with Parmesan cheese. Serve.


Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 days.


Calories: 392kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 480mg, Potassium: 189mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1224IU, Vitamin C: 23mg, Calcium: 169mg, Iron: 3mg