Prep Time: 25 minutes | Makes 4-6 Servings


  • 4 cups arugula
  • 2 cups boiled tortellini
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup mozzarella pearls
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


Prepare the dressing. In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, and 1 minced garlic clove. Whisk to combine and set aside.

Prepare the salad. In a large bowl, add arugula, tortellini, tomatoes, and mozzarella. Drizzle the dressing and add 2 tablespoons of pesto. Toss to combine.

Serve chilled and enjoy!

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