I made these for New Years Eve. We went to a party at a neighbors and I decided I wanted to bring something that wasn't a dip , something a bit healthier than my usual offerings and something the kids might enjoy. I decided to make these Tortellini Caprese Skewers. Originally I was just going to skewer it all and serve with a pesto dipping sauce but I decided to do a quick search online and found a way to change up the pesto a bit at Meals. I really liked how these skewers came out, I'm glad I found the recipe because it suggested adding balsamic vinegar to the pesto and I never would have thought of that. The vinegar added a nice tang to the flavor. These skewers were also a huge hit with Sweet Girl and I just saw a variation on the Food Network website as a suggestion for kids lunchboxes. I think I might make a few more and do that for her, I think she would love it. These were real easy to make especially with my two favorite helpers by my side skewering away. Enjoy!!
recipe from Meals
What you need:
i package of frozen or refrigerated tortellini
1/2 cup premade or homemade pesto
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons water
fresh cut mozzarella (about 66 pieces) I bought the 2 packages of the small mozzarella balls for this
2 packs grape or cherry tomatoes
fresh basil (I actually forgot to grab this at the store)
What you do:
Combine, pesto, vinegar and water in a small bowl and whisk together.
Prepare pasta according to package directions and then rinse under cold water.
Drizzle with half the pesto mixture, toss to combine, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold (about 30 minutes.)
Assemble by alternating ingredients on the skewer. Drizzle with a little more vinaigrette before serving or use the remainder as a dipping sauce.