Photo: Stephen Devries; Styling: Lindsey Lower 
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)

Taste the snap and crunch of springtime in this easy weeknight pasta dish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook tortellini according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Add snap peas to pan during last 3 minutes of cooking; cook 3 minutes. Drain.

Step 2

Place mint and next 7 ingredients (through garlic) in a mini food processor; process until finely chopped, scraping sides of bowl once. Combine oil and juice in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. With processor on, slowly pour oil mixture through food chute; process until well blended. Combine tortellini mixture and mint mixture; toss gently to coat.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


February 08, 2017
This one is in regular rotation; I also use this as my pesto recipe (subbing more basil for the mint) and it works perfectly.

Perfect Spring Meal

May 29, 2015
Perfect late spring meal. The mint and pesto very good.


April 23, 2015
I cheated a little and used prepared pesto.  Really yummy and easy.  Will make again.

Beefers23's Review

September 24, 2014
Really easy and fast! The pesto turned out really yummy! Omitted mint leaves. Paired with the Caesar salad in the magazine issue. For how green the whole meal was, I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of flavor! Definitely making it again.

Nanettez's Review

July 08, 2014

lococonejo's Review

June 09, 2014
Light, easy, and tasty. Omitted mint and still tasted good. Felt like a healthy quick meal for the family.

Beth95018's Review

May 03, 2014
Loved this pesto. It was delicious and super easy to make.

julie1970's Review

April 29, 2014
This dish was outstanding. Very easy, and great tasting. I used a bit more tortellini than was called for, but otherwise followed the recipe. This one is definitely a keeper.

dmbruen's Review

April 29, 2014
Quick, flavorful fresh. Nice as a cold lunch on a bed of lettuce.

schin71's Review

April 27, 2014
Fantastic and flavorful! And super easy!