Asparagus Tortellini Pasta Salad

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A taste of summer is what Asparagus Tortellini Pasta Salad brings to table. Loaded with deliciousness this side dish is ideal for grilling or parties.

 A taste of summer is what Asparagus Tortellini Pasta Salad brings to table. Loaded with deliciousness this side dish is ideal for grilling or parties.

Today is Tuesday and for our family that means two days ago we finished a camping weekend and in three more days we’ll be starting our next camping weekend. My weekend warrior (a.k.a. my husband) is determined to utilize our motor home as much as possible this camping season. Our calendar has camping weekends marked all the way through October.

All of this camping means a lot of “prep” work at the campsite. Chopping firewood, relocating picnic tables, setting up around the fire pit, etc. It also means a lot of work around our motor home. There’s the awning that needs to be set up and secured into place. Ideally a two person job but often my husband tackles this solo. There’s also all the equipment that needs to be brought out from the “basement” storage compartments. We love having these additional storage areas for all of our bulky items. Lift the doors up and grab or stow your items, the doors are rather heavy and down low to the ground. All of this bending, stretching and moving items around leaves my weekend warrior feeling some aches & pains.

A taste of summer is what Asparagus Tortellini Pasta Salad brings to table. Loaded with deliciousness this side dish is ideal for grilling or parties.

Camping is supposed to be our relaxing family time, I did not want him experiencing aches & pains from getting us set up. To help with his aches & pains I’ve added TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain into our camping supplies. By taking TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain my husband is taking back his day by controlling his muscle pain. Muscular aches, back aches, and headaches are temporarily relieved for up to 8 hours so he can get back to enjoying the weekend. Of course use TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain only as directed on package directions.

A taste of summer is what Asparagus Tortellini Pasta Salad brings to table. Loaded with deliciousness this side dish is ideal for grilling or parties.

Helpful hint-There’s a great gift card offer right now at Target! Buy 2 of the following products, get a $5 gift card: Extra Strength TYLENOL® – 100 ct or 225 ct, TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain – 100 ct, or Extra Strength TYLENOL® Rapid Release Gels – 100 ct or 225 ct.

A taste of summer is what Asparagus Tortellini Pasta Salad brings to table. Loaded with deliciousness this side dish is ideal for grilling or parties.

As you can see after conquering aches & pains, there’s always time for relaxation and plenty of good food around the campground too. That’s what family time and camping are all about for our family.

A taste of summer is what Asparagus Tortellini Pasta Salad brings to table. Loaded with deliciousness this side dish is ideal for grilling or parties.

My weekend warrior skills come into place in the kitchen, I love feeding my family quick and easy meals when we camp. This past weekend I grilled some tasty pork tenderloin and served it along with Asparagus Tortellini Pasta Salad, everyone loved it!

Here’s how to make Asparagus Tortellini Pasta Salad: 


Boil refrigerated cheese tortellini according to package directions & rinse with cool water.

A taste of summer is what Asparagus Tortellini Pasta Salad brings to table. Loaded with deliciousness this side dish is ideal for grilling or parties.

Blanch asparagus and give them an ice bath to stop cooking process! (Look at that color!)

A taste of summer is what Asparagus Tortellini Pasta Salad brings to table. Loaded with deliciousness this side dish is ideal for grilling or parties.

Add together cheese tortellini, blanched asparagus & sliced grape tomatoes.

A taste of summer is what Asparagus Tortellini Pasta Salad brings to table. Loaded with deliciousness this side dish is ideal for grilling or parties.

Next add crumbled Feta cheese, and prepared Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing. Season with salt & pepper. Chill until serving.

A taste of summer is what Asparagus Tortellini Pasta Salad brings to table. Loaded with deliciousness this side dish is ideal for grilling or parties.

Asparagus Tortellini Pasta Salad is simple and delicious. Perfect for packing into the cooler for picnics or preparing and enjoying at barbecues or parties.

A taste of summer is what Asparagus Tortellini Pasta Salad brings to table. Loaded with deliciousness this side dish is ideal for grilling or parties.

Whether your weekend warrior is camping, doing yard work or out hitting the links make sure you have TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain on hand. In fact don’t miss this great gift card deal at Target, details are found above!

Asparagus Tortellini Pasta Salad

Yield: 6 servings

Asparagus Tortellini Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 lb refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup baby asparagus, trimmed & cut into 1.5" pieces
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 12-16 oz. Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing (I used a creamy variety)
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare cheese tortellini according to package directions. After draining, rinse with cool water & set aside.
  2. Blanch baby asparagus pieces in boiling water. Remove to ice bath to stop cooking process. Strain out of ice water & add in to large bowl with cooked cheese tortellini.
  3. Add in grape tomatoes and Feta cheese. Pour in Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing. Stir to mix ingredients. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  4. Refrigerate a minimum of 30 minutes to chill.
  5. You may want to add additional dressing prior to serving, the tortellini will soak it up.
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A taste of summer is what Asparagus Tortellini Pasta Salad brings to table. Loaded with deliciousness this side dish is ideal for grilling or parties.

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Comments

  1. That looks absolutely delicious. I don’t love most pasta salads, but this is right up my alley! #client

  2. Camping scheduled all the way through to October? Wow you guys have a fabulous summer ahead of you! 🙂 This salad looks amazing. Quick, delicious and right up our alley!

  3. I always like asparagus in dishes. I also like it plain. It is one of my favorite foods!

  4. I love both asparagus and tortellini so I must try this recipe. Thanks! I’m off to pin it now.

  5. I’ve never met a recipe that calls for asparagus that I didn’t like. This looks like a summertime winner!

  6. This looks so good! Perfect for any summer occasion, speaking of which with all those summer activities and being on my feet all day I always make sure to have Tylenol on me.

  7. Oh my goodness! That looks like the perfect salad for a camp trip! I love asparagus.

  8. Don’t know why i’ve been craving pasta lately but this is so timely! I can’t wait to try it!

  9. Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies, and pasta one of my favorite dishes, so this looks great!

  10. What a wonderful meal!

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