Tortellini & Olive Skewers

This is one of the finger foods that i always put out when we’re entertaining. The recipe is adapted from Perfect Party Food. It’s not for everyone, but the olive lovers will gobble them down handfuls at a time. Well, at least my husband and our friends do! I especially like making this for parties because it can be made several hours ahead of time … leaving me more time to play with my baby.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 lb fresh cheese tortellini
  • 6 oz jar of green olives stuffed with pimentos
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar (you can sub white wine vinegar if needed)
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Add tortellini and cook for one minute. Drain and let cool.
  2. Combine the oil, vinegar, rosemary, oregano, salt, pepper, and garlic. Taste & adjust seasonings to your liking.
  3. Skewer one tortellini and one olive onto each toothpick & put in a shallow dish.
  4. Pour the dressing over the tortellini & olives and turn so they’re all coated.
  5. When it’s time to serve, just put the skewers on a serving plate and pour the dressing that’s at the bottom of the dish to remarinate and sprinkle with the chives.

(Serve at room temperature)

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