Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tortellini Skewers



I bookmarked this great summer appetizer last year from my friend Marie at Proud Italian Cook. I am always looking for simple appetizer recipes for parties and this fit the bill.

They looked pretty, tasted yummy and even the kids seemed to like these simple party picks.

Marie's Tortellini Skewers:

I used 6" bamboo wooden skewers and threaded them with cooked tortellini, artichoke hearts, roasted tomato pieces, bonconcini (mozzarella balls), a basil leaf and a kalamata olive.

Marie uses sundried tomatoes and did not use olives.
How about roasted peppers? You can use any combination. You can make these ahead and they keep for a while at room temperature.

For more flavor, I drizzled some Italian dressing over the skewers before serving.

The next day, I dismantled the leftover skewers in a bowl and had an instant delicious pasta salad!



17 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I'm loving this for a Father's Day gathering. Marie has great ideas and a beautiful blog, doesn't she. I wish she lived next door. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Great idea! I'm always looking for an easy appetizer that doesn't take just as long as the meal to prepare!

doggybloggy said...

what a 'handy' idea....I am stealing this for sure!

LaDue & Crew said...

They look so elegant. I love it when elegance goes easy!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Good Morning Stacey, You're so cute! I love your olives on the end, will try that next time. Where did you get your flat skewers? I have the hardest time trying to find flat ones. I made your ricotta stuffed tomatoes this weekend, well not really, I realized I didn't have any panko at the last minute! Still delicious though!

Maris said...

I love cold appetizers because you don't have to worry about them, well, getting cold!

Gloria said...

those look so good. thanks for sharing. I am always looking for healthy alternatives and this definitely better than kabob on a stick.

SarahB said...

Those are so cute! What's not to love on that skewer??

Dana said...

Great idea and they look delicious! I am making some tortellini skewers for a party this weekend and I just might sneak something else on there inspired by you.

Elra said...

Delicious and healthy, plus good looking too.

Patsyk said...

Those look like great appetizers! I can imagine what a great salad they made the next day... YUM!

Maria said...

I can't wait to make these. All of my favs on one little skewer!

The Food Hunter said...

What a great idea! I think I will try these for my husband's upcoming birthday party.

Kim said...

I love this idea!! They look so pretty and I bet they were very popular. Good idea for a leftover pasta salad the next day!!

Lori Lynn said...

I like the ruffley look on the edges of the tortellini. Great colors too.
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EAT! said...

Delicious! I will be making a version of these yummy skewers for a clam bake I am catering this weekend.

A favorite of mine.

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