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Antipasto Bites

5/21/2019, noon
YIELDS: 20 / TOTAL TIME: 15 MINS INGREDIENTS 9 oz. fresh cheese tortellini 1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1 ...

YIELDS: 20 / TOTAL TIME: 15 MINS

INGREDIENTS

9 oz. fresh cheese tortellini

1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1 tbsp., divided

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

8 oz. mozzarella balls

1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

4 oz. sliced salami

1/4 lb. roasted red peppers, chopped into bite-sized pieces

1 bunch fresh basil

14 oz. artichoke hearts, drained and chopped into bite-sized pieces

1/4 lb. green olives

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large pot of boiling water, add 1 tbsp. olive oil. Cook tortellini according to package directions until al dente. Drain and transfer to large bowl.

  2. Season cooked tortellini with salt and pepper. Add balsamic vinegar and 1/4 cup olive oil and mix to combine. Set aside.

  3. Marinate mozzarella: In a small bowl, add mozzarella balls, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and remaining 1/4 cup olive oil. Mix to combine and set aside.

  4. Assemble skewers by layering one piece each mozzarella, salami, roasted red pepper, tortellini, basil, artichoke heart, and green olives.