Sunday, January 22, 2012

Recipe: Tortellini Skewers

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...)

Tortellini Skewers

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!

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