Tortellini with Green Tomato, Olive Sauce


The green tomatoes make an interesting sauce. Use all of any color tomatoes that you like.


  • 2 cups (15oz, 450gr) peeled, chopped tomatoes, any color
  • 1/4 cup green olives, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup black olives, roughly chopped
  • 2 medium shallots, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 8oz (250gr) fresh tortellini
  • Parmesan for sprinkling, depending on the filling / your preference


  • Cook pasta according to directions. 
  • Heat butter, olive oil in a medium skillet.
  • Add shallots, garlic, and saute until tender.
  • Add tomatoes, basil and simmer until thickened, 6 – 8 minutes.
  • Add olives and keep warm until pasta is ready.
  • When pasta is done, add to skillet with sauce and stir to combine
  • Serve, with or without Parmesan.


Use this sauce with any pasta, filled or not.

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