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Spinach Feta Pesto Tortellini Salad

I was so going to start this post complaining about Monday’s upcoming move and how I dread to pack stuff. And yes, by “pack stuff” I mean “looking how mum packs my stuff while I give the orders”. Bless her.

Spinach Feta Pesto Tortellini Salad: healthy, easy to make and super flavorful!

But then I went to my archive and realised that all of my posts look pretty much like this:

a) OMG I hate school I haven’t slept for 3889 nights and I hate hate hate homework. And math. And biology. And chemistry. No NO NOT ANOTHER EXAM. UGH I hate school so much ugh ugh ugh I don’t have time to do anything ugh school sucks. UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.


b) OMG I LOVE THESE COOKIES SO MMUCH GUYS YOU HAVE TO MAKE THESE COOKIES BECAUSE THEY ARE THE BOMB. Yay cookies! COOKIES! I’ve eaten 49 cookies in a sitting omg I love cookies.

c) JON SNOW COME HERE AND MARRY ME. Ah guys, I love this man. AHHH BEARDS. SWORDS. MEN IN BEARDS WITH SWORDS. *dies* Jon Snow hehehehe.

Spinach Feta Pesto Tortellini Salad: healthy, easy to make and super flavorful!

Don’t try to deny it. That’s all I blog about and you know it. How you still come here and read my blog, I don’t know. Bless you all, I wish you have a life full of cookies, cake, spinach feta pesto tortellini salad and all the good things. Except for Jon Snow, because he is mine.

Again: remind me to delete this post once we start dating. I don’t want to come off as the overly excitable obsessive girlfriend. 

Spinach Feta Pesto Tortellini Salad: healthy, easy to make and super flavorful!

Back to the pesto tortellini salad. I  thought I’d try to write a different post today. You know, without all the caps, yelling and utterly obsessive comments. Which is going to be rather difficult because this salad is so good that all I want to do is write a 500 word essay on how delicious it tastes. All in caps.

We’re talking pasta, stuffed with a creamy spinach-ricotta filling and then covered in the most delicious feta-pistachio-spinach-basil pesto ever. If that description doesn’t make you want to write in caps for the next two days, I don’t know what will.

Spinach Feta Pesto Tortellini Salad: healthy, easy to make and super flavorful!

Bonus points for the fact that this is also super easy to make and quite healthy too. See? Caps are very much needed. I’m struggling to contain my excitement, I tell you.

I’m aware that this is a rather summery recipe and most of you must be craving all things pumpkin, cinnamon and warrrrrrrrrrrm BUT it’s barbecue season somewhere and these guys need a delicious pasta salad to go with their grilled dishes. And anyway, I’d be a monster if I waited until next year to share this with you.

p.s: to all my friends from the south-hemisphere, I’m so using you as my excuse next time I crave ice-cream in the next months. 

Spinach Feta Pesto Tortellini Salad: healthy, easy to make and super flavorful!

Which is going to be like all the time, because it’s not as if there was an oven in my new dorm room. *sobs* How I’m going to survive, I don’t know.

I guess I’ll have to drown my sorrows in this tortellini salad. I mean, it’s no bake, quick to make and it makes mean leftovers. Absolutely busy student approved – thumbs up!

Spinach Feta Pesto Tortellini Salad
Serves 6
Pasta stuffed with a creamy ricotta spinach filling and then covered in the most delicious pistachio feta basil spinach pesto. UM SO GOOD.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/8 cup shelled pistachios
  2. 2 cloves garlic
  3. 1/4 cup grated manchego cheese
  4. 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  5. 2 cups baby spinach, packed
  6. 1/3 cup basil, packed
  7. 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  8. 500 grams fresh spinach ricotta tortellini
Instructions
  1. Put all of the pesto ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Boil pasta according to package instructions.
  3. Cover the pasta in the pesto sauce and enjoy!
Notes
  1. This tastes even better a couple of days after.
  2. Parmesan can be used instead of manchego.
  3. You can use any kind of pasta you like!
earthly taste http://honeyandfigskitchen.com/

As I said, I’m moving away from home next Monday, so please send some good vibes. And by “good vibes” I mean “cookies”. And if any of you feels like kidnapping Jon Snow, send him as well. Thank you,

Happy Friday! May you all have a lovely, cookie-filled one!

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48 Comments

  • Reply shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com August 29, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Love that you added pistachios to this!

    Consuelo – I am sending you loads of good moving vibes and since I couldn’t kidnap the real JS – here’s a picture http://www.tntnphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/93449760988137486scz0FXXkc.jpg 😉

  • Reply olivia - Primavera Kitchen August 29, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    This salad looks very YUMMY, healthy and flavourful!!

    I am sending you good vibes 😉

  • Reply Cate @ Chez CateyLou August 29, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    You are cracking me up! I love your blog posts! And I LOVE this tortellini salad. It looks so delicious, I’ve never made a pesto with spinach. Definitely need to try this soon!

  • Reply Cindy August 29, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Good luck on your move and transition to dorm living. This tortellini salad looks delicious! I love the spinach/basil pesto

  • Reply whiskandshout August 29, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    LOVE the pistachios here! This looks sooo amazing and while pumpkin recipes are creeping in, I’m not quite ready to let go of summer food! :)

  • Reply Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice August 30, 2014 at 12:05 am

    This is my absolute favorite pasta salad, Consuelo! Everything about this is screaming that I need to make this for dinner soon. Love the pesto and feta combo!

  • Reply Alyssa @ My Sequined Life August 30, 2014 at 3:39 am

    Ohhh you make me laugh, Consuelo!! It’s still a billion degrees here so I’m resisting the pumpkin for now. Tortellini salad is one of my faaaaves – I love all the flavors you’ve got in the mix here! Best of luck with packing!! :)

  • Reply movita beaucoup August 30, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    This salad sounds delightful! Far more delightful, say, than packing for a move. But unpacking is always fun! Cling to that as you would Jon Snow.

  • Reply Matilde August 30, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    *sending tons of cookies* *and tortellini, because c’mon I live in Italy, we have the best tortellini EVER*

    need to try this as soon as possible. They looks too too too good. I’m hungry now.

  • Reply Jo @ The Contented Baker August 30, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    It’s still summery enough here for this delicious pesto!! Good luck with your move. How on earth with you survive without an oven??!!! 😉

  • Reply josefinetm August 30, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Tortelini!!!! That stuff is amazing. It’s funny – I’m not much of a pasta freak, but when it comes to tortelini…. I could eat that stuff forever. Yumyumyum! And it only gets better with pesto.
    Also, it is so exiting that you are moving in a few days!! I can’t wait to hear what it’s like the new place :)

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite August 31, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Hahahhaahah love this post Consuelo!!! You had me laughing the entire time! Good luck with your move! I put some cookies in the mail for you. Unfortunately, I couldn’t fit Jon Snow in the box.

  • Reply Jessica in the Kitchen September 1, 2014 at 7:05 am

    All sorts of yes with this pesto!!! I’m a pesto addict – I’ve got some swiss chard I plan to use up for it. Good luck with your move (I hate moving, so I’m right there with you haha). P.S. love Jon Snow too haha but you can have him ;).

  • Reply Samina | The Cupcake Confession September 1, 2014 at 10:09 am

    hahahha!!!!! Your posts are THE BEST Consuelo!!!!!! Every time I read them, I can’t help but crack up!!!!! Woooow for the move ! It must be an exciting time trying to explore new possibilities and all the VERY BEST for that love! :* hahahha!!!!!! Jon Snow is definitely yours and this pasta salad??? Where do I even begin!? Summer is definitely not leaving us alone anytime soon here so this is PERFECT!!!! I’m loving the feta- pistachio and spinach – basil pesto combination!!!!! Need to make a batch of this beauty soon! Good luck again! 😀 :) <3

  • Reply Ashley September 1, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Good luck with the move friend!! And the packing – I hate the packing!! haha

    This tortellini salad looks wonderful – I love pesto and with manchego too (which I’m obsessed with) … I mean you know it has to be awesome!

  • Reply Kelly September 1, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Hahaha you crack me up girl! Good luck with the move though, hope everything goes smoothly :) Love this tortellini salad with spinach pesto – it looks fantastic!

  • Reply blahnikbaker September 2, 2014 at 5:24 am

    Hahha you always crack me up and why I keep coming back. That and the delicious recipes (ahem Jon Snow) around here. Good luck with move and let us know when you are all settled!

  • Reply Monet September 2, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Smile. You always make me laugh. We love your posts! And I love this pesto pasta salad!

  • Reply rubyredapron September 2, 2014 at 6:44 am

    LOL you’re always making laugh, Consuelo! I love the sound of this tortellini salad. The pesto and the manchego….mmmm great flavors!

  • Reply curlsnchard September 3, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Hey Consuelo, I was wondering if you mind if I use a picture from this post for a “weekend reading” post? I love this recipe and want to link it, and it would just look nicer if I could use your picture to illustrate why I link to it :)

  • Reply Sofía September 4, 2014 at 2:25 am

    Consuelo! I can relate to the studying and complaining about homework posts. The only thing different about it is that I love biology :) That tortellini salad looks so fresh and creamy! I always try putting feta cheese on my salad, it’s delicious.

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane September 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Consuelo, I love the way you write your posts … don’t apologise!
    I also love the sound of this pesto. It’s great that you’ve ‘Spanish-i-fied’ it by adding the manchego cheese. mmmm!

  • Reply foodrecipeshq September 4, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    You can’t go wrong with tortellini. Adding pesto is just the right thing to do. Beautiful dish!

  • Reply aux fourneaux September 4, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I love this pesto pasta salad this for dinner !!!
    Manuella

  • Reply Heather September 4, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Oh, spinach pesto-amazing!

  • Reply Daniela September 4, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Good luck with everything, Consuelo!
    The tortellini salad looks yummy and easy to prepare.

  • Reply danguole September 4, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    This is beautiful! I would finish that bowl in five seconds.

    Also, school again? UGH. I love learning, but always hated school–and being done with it is the best part of being old. 😉

  • Reply Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com September 4, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Haha, I think everyone has their own little pet subjects or styles of writing they blog about constantly. At least you’re talking about cookies and Jon Snow–no one’s going to complain about that!

    Also, I’m totally pinning this to make later, because we need some fresh, healthy dinners up in here.

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  • Reply Amy (Savory Moments) September 5, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    This is a beautiful dish and I really like that you used pistachios in your pesto – even more green and even more yumminess!

  • Reply Monica September 5, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    I hope your move was smooth and most of unpacking is done now. Meanwhile, this tortellini salad looks delicious. It’s just the energy you need for all the moving, even if it’s just directing others as to what to move. : )

  • Reply Michelle @ Feed Me I'm Hungry September 5, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Mmmm. Love pesto, but I have to admit I never thought about pairing with pistachio! Love it!

  • Reply Johlene September 6, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    We like what you blog about that is why we keep coming back :-) Can I just say that 1st photo had me drooling.. YUM! xoxo

  • Reply Weekly Obsessions September 6, 2014 at 3:22 pm

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  • Reply Chocolate Shavings September 6, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    That’s my type of comfort food! Could have this everyday!

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon September 8, 2014 at 3:51 am

    Conseulo this looks incredible!! Probably my ultimate comfort food <3

  • Reply Kristi September 8, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    My comments keep getting lost Consuelo! I think this looks fantastic!!! And, I so love comfort food!

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life September 8, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Ugh math. Seriously, why.
    But this tortellini – did I mention I have a huge soft spot for tortellini? And spinach? So these two combined sounds so SO good! Comfort food at its best!

  • Reply ashley September 9, 2014 at 6:30 am

    haha this post made me laugh. We all love your blog and what you write about!! Seriously! Love this dish and can’t wait to try it.

  • Reply Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic September 11, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    These are totally worth the all caps. Good luck moving!
    PS – I love Jon Snow, too. And Robb, but oh well… 😉

  • Reply Mike @TheIronYou September 12, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    I never had tortellini salad in my life…it looks so delicious, I need to try asap!

  • Reply Long Distance Baking September 14, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Tortellini salads may just be the best kind of salads! These looks absolutely perfect. I’m torn between being ready for fall and holding on to summer…but these make me want summer for sure!

  • Reply renee@ Two in the Kitchen September 14, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I hate packing too Consuelo!! I hope the move went well for you! This pesto dish looks fabulous!!

  • Reply Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking September 14, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    I would be lying if I told you that I knew who Jon Snow was before this post. Just googled. I so need to watch Game of Thrones…or maybe that would lead to an incredible decrease in productivity and I should resist. hmm. food for thought.

    Speaking of food! This tortellini salad looks AMAZING! (I used the caps for you, so you could stay strong.) Love the addition of pistachios. Love that it is no bake.

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl September 14, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    I love pesto and I love how you can nearly make it with any vegetable! Your photos are beautiful and popping with colors! I want a big bowl of this!
    Also, you will have to fight me for Jon Snow.

  • Reply Joanne September 16, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Ha! You are so funny. I spent like three weeks writing about how much I hate packing, so I think you deserve at least a post or two! Love pesto. Love tortellini. Love this.

  • Reply Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens September 26, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    You must think I fell off the planet … but no … just a wee bit behind on a few things these days! I’m peeking in to see what you’ve been up to, and wow – what an exciting, big move!!! I hope everything is going well and that, by now, you’re settling in! I totally wish I was eating this recipe RIGHT NOW (see … I love caps, too! 😀 )! No matter how much I may be in the mood for pumpkin, I’m not sure that there’s ever really a time when I’m not in the mood for tortellini … or pesto! Yum!

  • Reply Drink me · Eat me November 21, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    ¡¡¡Pero QUÉ pinta taaaaaaaaaaan buena, por favor!!! 😛 (sí, lo sé: qué “delito” el nuestro el llevar tantísimo tiempo sin pasar a haceros una visita…mea culpa: ahora nos pasaremos varios días pegados a la pantalla babeando por vuestra “culpa”, jejeje.^_^).

    Besotes

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