These were relatively easy, but they do take a little bit of time to assemble. I took them to a Christmas Eve gathering, and everyone said they were good, but I didn’t love them. They didn’t WOW me. They sure are pretty, though! My skewers were a little long, so I put more on each one than the recipe says.
Tortellini Caprese Bites
1 (9-oz.) package refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
3 cups halved grape tomatoes
3 (8-oz.) containers fresh small mozzarella cheese balls
60 (6-inch) wooden skewers
Basil Vinaigrette (recipe below)
1. Prepare tortellini according to package directions. Rinse under cold running water.
2. Thread 1 tomato half, 1 cheese ball, another tomato half, and 1 tortellini onto each skewer. Place skewers in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Pour Basil Vinaigrette over skewers, turning to coat. Cover and chill 2 hours. Transfer skewers to a serving platter, and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Discard any remaining vinaigrette.
1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Whisk together vinegar and salt until blended. Gradually add oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until smooth. Stir in basil and freshly ground pepper to taste.