Caprese Pasta Salad


1 – 22 oz. pkg. Giovanni Rana Cheese “Delicato” Tortellini
1 – 7 oz. pkg. Giovanni Rana Basil Pesto
¼ cup water
8 oz. fresh mozzarella pearls
16 oz. cherry tomatoes, halved
grated Parmigiano Reggiano and fresh basil for garnish (optional)

Prepare tortellini according to package instructions. Cool in well salted ice water. Drain well until almost dry. Whisk together basil pesto and water and toss gently with tortellini.

Add fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes and gently fold to incorporate. Top with fresh basil and Parmigiano Reggiano.