Monday, March 2, 2009

Tortellini, Mozzarella, and Tomato Skewers

This recipe isn't even really a recipe, you just need to make sure you have enough of each ingredient to feed your guests. It's so quick and easy to prep and assemble; and personally, I think it looks pretty impressive to set out in front of your company! The amounts below are all approximate - the key is to have an equal number of bocconcini (small bites of fresh mozzarella), tomatoes, and tortellini. For a pint of tomatoes, you will need about 3/4 lb. of bocconcini, 10 ounces of tortellini, and 20 skewers. Enjoy!

Tortellini, Mozzarella, and Tomato Skewers
from Colleen's Kitchen
Makes as much as you want!

equal amounts of:
frozen cheese-filled tortellini
cherry or grape tomatoes
bocconcini (small mozzarella, usually found around the deli section in the olive bar)

your favorite Italian dressing or vinaigrette
chopped fresh basil

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add tortellini. Cook 4-5 minutes until al dente, or as directed on the side of the package. Drain tortellini and rinse with cold water.

Cut each tomato and bocconcini in half. Combine cooled (important so you don't melt the cheese!) tortellini and tomato and bocconcini halves in a large, sealable container. Liberally add dressing of choice. Seal and marinate 4-24 hours in the refrigerator, shaking several times so that dressing is equally distributed.

Assemble each skewer: tortellini, tomato, bocconcini, tortellini, tomato, bocconcini. Sprinkle with chopped basil and serve.


Kristen616 said...

I've made this before but without the tortellini-I'll bet that is such a wonderful addition! Next time I make these I will definitely add it! Looks great!

Cate said...

I've made tomato-basil-cheese skewers, but I love the addition of tortellini! Great idea!

Maria said...

Great idea! Perfect for a party!

Dewi said...

This is such a great idea for appetizer. I am sure it's a crowd pleaser! Delicious Coleen.

Deborah said...

What a great appetizer idea!

gaga said...

Yum, I love the addition of tortellini. I would have NEVER thought of that. I'm definitely stealing this idea, thanks!

Anonymous said...

simply delicious :)

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so creative!

Dazy said...

This is something new to me. I'm making this tomorrow. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as pretty as your picture!