Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Makes 6 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare tortellini according to package directions.

Step 2

Meanwhile, process olive oil and next 5 ingredients in a blender until smooth. Toss olive oil mixture with hot cooked tortellini, tomatoes, and next 3 ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Ratings & Reviews

September 13, 2015
Do you cook the corn kernels?


July 02, 2016
Do you cook the fresh corn first?  Thanks 

So good!

June 07, 2015
LOVED IT. This made for a wonderful, light summer dinner "al fresco"! We enjoyed it out on the patio tonight with a glass of white wine. I made the recipe exactly as written with 2 small exceptions: 1 clove of garlic instead of 2, and a touch of lemon zest in the dressing. The only reason I scaled back on the garlic was because of some of the comments saying the garlic was too much. I think next time I'll just use 2 cloves - I didn't really feel like I could taste the garlic at all with 1, so 2 should be fine.

JeanaB814's Review

July 07, 2014
This was a great addition to our July 4th bbq, in place of a heavy, mayonnaise potato salad or cole slaw. This recipe really showcased the fresh corn, basil, and tomatoes. I served it slightly warm, though my husband preferred it cold the following day. I thought it was delicious either way. I did cut the amount of garlic in half, which resulted in the perfect dressing and flavor.

KatinKy's Review

September 05, 2013
This is a Great Summer Meal. I used garden tomatoes since we have so many and I also added Chicken that I marinated over night in Italian Dressing. I have never used fresh corn on the cob like this and honestly that is what made this one of my new Favorites.I can't say enough about how Good this Dish is!

althea6801's Review

June 03, 2013
Yum! As is, this recipe is amazing. It is hard to stop eating it.

CookingKristen's Review

May 13, 2013

laegnome's Review

September 06, 2011
Delicious and easy! For some reason, I couldn't get my hands on cheese tortellini, so I used mini cheese ravioli instead. I also used fresh corn cut off the cobs and regular grape tomatoes. I think next time I would cut back on the olive seemed just slightly on the oily side. Definitely great for a summer evening!

ejenki01's Review

August 17, 2011
This recipe is absolutely delicious and incredibly easy to make!

OkieChef1's Review

August 14, 2011
Absolutely delicious and perfectly showcases sweet summer corn, tomatoes and basil! I had some of the leftovers cold the next day and while it was still good, I prefer it warm. Not for those who aren't fans of garlic.