Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tortellini Caprese Skewers


This is such a simple appetizer to make, but is a definite crowd pleaser. It's easy to make ahead of time, and is perfect for summer when you have a surplus of basil and tomatoes! 

Tortellini Caprese Skewers
Makes around 35 skewers

2 lbs. bocconcini or a ball of mozzarella, cubed
2 pints cherry tomatoes
2 lbs. tortellini (I had quite a few leftover, but 1 lb. wouldn't have been enough)
1 cup basil leaves, chiffonade
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Thread bocconcici, tomatoes and tortellini on skewers.
Drizzle with EVOO and vinegar.
Sprinkle with basil.
Keep chilled until serving.
*For most of the skewers, my pattern was: tortellini, tomato, mozzarella, tomato, tortellini. 

9 comments:

Lisa said...

Yum! These look SO good!

Danielle said...

What a great idea! I love it! Now I want to have a party so I can serve these (:

Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) said...

Very creative! Love it, they look delicious. :)

Jenn

Dawn said...

Brilliant! What a great idea! It's almost like pasta salad on a stick. Hmm....I'm having a family cookout this weekend. This sounds like an idea....

Toni said...

So pretty! What a great idea.

Natalie said...

ooh I will definitely be making these this summer! If you're a big fan of caprese, you should try this panzanella caprese...it's one of my favorites! http://www.thesweetslife.com/2010/04/panzanella-caprese.html

Joanne said...

Aww these are super cute! I bet they'd also be great with some pesto mixed in!

Jennifer said...

These look fantabulous, Ash!

Creative Minx said...

I have made this recipe twice already; once for 2 guests and once for a party. It was LOVED by all. Thanks so much!