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Antipasto skewers with tortellini are a quick, easy, and delicious appetizer with the best parts of a traditional antipasto platter but easier to eat. | aheadofthyme.com

Antipasto Skewers


  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 20 skewers

Description

Antipasto skewers with tortellini are a quick, easy, and delicious appetizer with the best parts of a traditional antipasto platter but easier to eat.


Ingredients

  • 20 cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup Italian dressing
  • 1 cup olives (20 pieces)
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves (20 pieces)
  • 20 slices salami
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes (20 pieces)
  • 1 jar marinated artichoke hearts (20 pieces)
  • 20 slices pepperoni
  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese (or bocconcini mozzarella balls) (20 one-inch pieces)
  • 20 cocktail picks (6-inch wooden skewers)

Instructions

  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Transfer to a bowl and toss with Italian dressing. Cover the bowl with plastic cling wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes up to 2 hours. Drain the marinade.
  2. Prepare the remaining ingredients and arrange them in front of you. Thread the items onto cocktail picks (or 6-inch wooden skewers) making sure to alternate between different colors and textures. I threaded the items in the following order: black olive, basil, tortellini, salami, tomato, artichoke heart, pepperoni, black olive, and cheese.
  3. Serve with a side of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, with a drizzle of balsamic glaze, or with pesto, if desired.

Notes

How to store: These antipasto skewers are best eaten fresh, but they will keep well in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

Make Ahead: Antipasto skewers can be made up to a day ahead. Don’t drizzle with the glaze till ready to serve.

Store:  Keep skewers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. You can combine leftovers for a quick salad if you wish.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Marinate Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Assemble
  • Cuisine: Italian

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