Easy Make-Ahead Tortellini & Caprese Skewers


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OK – moving on to food!  This is the easiest little make-ahead, room temperature appetizer ever. You can use different bits on your skewers but I used:

Cheese tortellini – cooked as per directions

Mozzarella balls

Cherry tomatoes

Fresh basil

Black olives

Balsamic vinaigrette




And the only cooking involved is the tortellini.  I cooked them & drained them under cold water to stop their cooking more.  I marinated them in a lovely, bottled vinaigrette.  You might want to marinate the mozzarella, too.

Then, I just tore up some washed basil leaves & set to skewering a bunch.

Serve with extra dressing for dipping & you are good to go!

Perfect to nibble on with a tumbler of wine as you read my book!



3 thoughts on “Easy Make-Ahead Tortellini & Caprese Skewers

  1. Pingback: Baked Tortellini with Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes & Cauliflower | Delightful-Delicious-Delovely

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