Another recipe from my post-Holiday party, which is, like the Greek Skewers, more of a technique than a recipe, but it's one worth sharing! I made some of them with hard salami, and some without, for the vegetarian in my crowd of friends. This would also be wonderful in lunches! (There was a lot of tortellini leftover from this recipe, so - Bonus lunch! It would be great mixed with some grape tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and mozzarella for a pasta salad...)
1 small package tortellini (tri-color is nice), cooked and drained
1 bottle Italian dressing
small Mozzarella balls
grape tomatoes (I used yellow and red)
fresh basil leaves
1/2 lb hard salami, cubed (optional)
After the tortellini is cooked, marinate it in the dressing for at least a couple hours up to overnight. Cut the mozzarella balls in half. Thread the ingredients on toothpicks or sandwich skewers and enjoy!