It’s day 9 of my 24 day Christmas posting marathon and today, I thought I would bring you something a little more healthy than my previous posts. Make no mistake, these delicious skewers will still wow your family and friends, and with the red and green colors, they are very festive and perfect for Christmas entertaining. They can also be made ahead of time and keep well in your refrigerator for 3-4 days.
The ingredients for the skewers are spinach tortellini, cherry tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella balls. The dressing ingredients are olive oil, pesto, and red wine vinegar. For the pesto, you can use fresh or jarred. On the mozzarella, I like the fresh mozzarella balls, but you can certainly use regular mozzarella cut into cubes. Use the cheese stuffed spinach tortellini you find in the refrigerated section of your grocery store, usually next to the cheese. Don’t use dried pasta here. In addition, if you want to make these skewers a little more substantial, feel free to add some cubed salami or summer sausage on top. Oh, you will also need some fresh basil or parsley for a garnish and wooden skewers.
To make the dressing, simply mix olive oil, pesto and red wine vinegar in a glass jar and shake well. To make the skewers, thread 1 cherry tomato, a mozzarella ball, and then the cooked tortellini. If making ahead, cover your skewers with plastic wrap and store in your refrigerator along with your dressing. As you can see, I doubled the recipe for the picture below.
When you are ready to serve the skewers, simply drizzle on a little dressing, and sprinkle with some chopped basil or parsley.
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