ADD the tortellini to a large bowl. We have friends who host a themed dinner party every month and June’s theme is “Picnic.” I think I just figured out what my side item is going to be. You can use your own recipe or a combination of olive oil and red vinegar. The texture won’t be ideal for skewering. Add tortellini and tomatoes. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Everything about these is calling my name — YUM! Facebook | Twitter | Youtube Pinterest | Instagram Get our FREE 8 Day E-Course on How to Be a Better Home Cook. Cook the tortellini according to package directions. PRO TIP: Use a large bowl, larger than you think you need. They say that foods on a stick are just a bit tastier and who I am to disagree? RECIPE #1: TORTELLINI SALAD OR SKEWERS. We found the … It’s always good to mix things up in the summer! Serve the dressing in a pitcher for drizzling. Thanks for coming through! Perfect for parties.  Ciliegine (chee-lee-ay-JEE-nay), meaning cherries, refers to the cherry-sized fresh mozzarella balls above. *English cucumbers were bred in the U.K. to create a cucumber more desirable for cucumber sandwiches. ________________, *We like lots of roasted red pepper, so we use a large jar. Your email address will not be published. Place skewers in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Good knife – Global is my favorite! Will definitely be trying this at my next party! Pour … Metal Skewers– save the environment and use reusable skewers for your kabobs! My Creamy Italian Dressing or Red Wine Vinaigrette is also an option! Sure! Wood cutting board – wood won’t dull your knives like plastic and if treated properly, has natural antimicrobial properties. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more! Could not get this recipe to print after 4 or 5 tries, I gave up. In the recipe I marinate mine for a good amount of time, but no more than 24 hours. Mix in the artichokes, pimento/cherry tomatoes, olives, onion, bell pepper and cucumber, plus optional ingredients. We had a jar of pepperoncini and another of sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, which we drained and added to the mix. BRING a large pot of salted water to boil. Too bad. Wooden Skewers– for a party, sometimes disposable skewers are just easier and you don’t risk anyone throwing away your good metal ones. Keep a jar of sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil in the cupboard; or buy them dry, add your own oil, and keep them in the fridge (photo ©,  Ciliegine (chee-lee-ay-JEE-nay), meaning cherries, refers to the cherry-sized fresh mozzarella balls above. You can even use any store bought salad dressing you’d like. This recipe was designed as appetizer or skewers, but we have enjoyed it as much (and with less work) served in a bowl as a composed salad (photo #1). Cool to room temperature before assembling. Some people also add Parmesan cheese. In this recipe, I used pesto tortellini from Trader Joe's but any tortellini will do. I have never thought to put tortellini on skewers! This is one recipe I wouldn’t recommend freezing. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Both recipes were adapted from ones by DeLallo, a specialist in fine Italian imported food. The pesto is combined with olive oil to make a thinner sauce. We additionally add the cherry tomatoes. Love your version! I popped them on a leafy green salad and boy was I happy. Drain, rinse and let cool. Required fields are marked *. The smallest size, perlini, is pearl-size—and Italian for pearls (photo ©. 4. Can I make tortellini salad ahead of time? Grocery stores carry lots of variety and you can substitute three cheese tortellini, meat tortellini … These look like they would be everyone’s favorite! Bamboo is my favorite material. They are worth the price, I promise. Since these are pasta salad kabobs, it doesn’t translate traditionally, but I would say to account for 1-2 kabobs per person. Enjoy your Cold Tortellini Salad Skewers! Remove from the refrigerator and thread onto long skewers. Home » Recipes » Appetizers + Snacks » Cold Tortellini Salad Kabobs. Thread each skewer with 1 sugar snap pea, 1 tortellini, and 1 tomato half. PRO TIP: Try using square or triangular skewers to firmly hold your ingredients and prevent them from spinning. What a great idea! Mixing Bowls– make sure to check out my article on Using the Right Mixing Bowl, you’d be surprised how many people aren’t! GENTLY thread the ingredients onto skewers. The next day, I was left with a plate of cold tortellini salad. You can find herb, pumpkin, spinach, seafood and meat fillings, including chicken and pork. The leftovers are just as good. In a small dish, whisk together Italian Dressing, fine sea salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Allow the tortellini to cool prior to skewering. Filed under Pasta-Pizza, Recipes, Vegetables-Salads-Herbs. Such a great summertime appetizer! The dressing is also Greek: olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice and oregano. I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’ve even seen folks use alfredo sauce, but it gets a little messy.  Recipe #2: a fusion tortellini salad with Greek accents (photo © DeLallo). More time is going to equal more flavor, but you can still get plenty of flavor in as little as an hour. Great appetizer for holiday entertaining. Filter through hundreds of recipes to find the specific meal. Truth be told, I was okay with it because it meant more for me. This recipe was designed as appetizer or skewers, but we have enjoyed it as much (and with less work) served in a bowl as a composed salad (photo #1). For each Italian appetizer, you will need 1 skewer, 1 grape tomato sliced in half, 1/2 slice of salami, 1 marinated cheese tortellini, 1 slice pepperoni, and 1/3 of a mozzarella ball. CONNECT WITH SAVORY EXPERIMENTS! Copyright © 2020 Savory Experiments, All Rights Reserved. The best vegetables for kabobs, especially raw, are: Can I add meat to these vegetarian kabobs? Tortellini Caprese Salad Skewers in the shape of a Christmas Tree featuring Barilla Cheese and Spinach Tortellini. You can ribbon up some prosciutto or even use cooked chunks of chicken or Italian sausage. . If you have an hour and a handful of ingredients, these Cold Tortellini Salad Kabobs will make you the talk of the neighborhood. Guess your site is null and void. Can I freeze tortellini salad? You sure can! It has tender flesh, with a thin, edible peel and tiny or no seeds. I make a similar riff on this – always a hit. But the vegetarian versions work better in pasta salad recipes. As it cools…. Save a few basil leaves to chop and sprinkle over skewers as a garnish. RECIPE #2: GREEK TORTELLINI SALAD. They are the perfect snack to serve at a bbq or get together. I … 3. 1. But since these aren’t cooked (well, the pasta is…) I would suggest using pepperoni or think salami slices.