The other day I needed to make some appetizers for a party and decided I would try something different. That different turned out to be really very tasty and so simple using some easy to find ingredients and a few minutes of my time.
Give these little tortellini bits a whirl. Your taste buds will thank you repeatedly. Especially if you are a pasta fan.
1 bag cheese-filled tortellini
1 container mozzarella cheese balls or cubes
1 container calamata olives
1 cup olive oil/vinaigrette dressing (or Italian)
Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain, rinse and cool. Drain mozzarella balls if they come pack in water. Add dressing to both the cheese and the pasta. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least an hour, overnight is even better. The more time they have to marinate in the dressing, the yummier they taste.
Assemble using toothpicks or mini skewers. Thread on one tortellini, one cheese ball and finish with an olive. Arrange on a platter and stand back to watch the crowd go wild. It is nearly impossible to eat just one, unless you are Captain Cavedweller who refuses to eat tortellini, calamata olives and anything marinated in vinaigrette dressing.
Enjoy and Happy Entertaining!
She Who Loves Pasta Way Too Much