Everything you love about pasta salad comes together in these Pasta Salad Skewers that are a fun appetizer or side dish. These are easy to make ahead and great to serve to a crowd - no utensils necessary. Want to adjust the servings in this recipe to make more or less? Click on the number next to servings below.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Keyword: make with kids, party recipe, pasta
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
20Mozzarella Balls(look for the mozzarella balls called Ciliegine; or use any other cubed cheese)
10ozCherry or Grape Tomatoes, halved(about 1 1/2 cups)
20small slicesSalami(or use pepperoni other cured meat)
20leaves Fresh Basil
Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain and allow to cool.
Thread tortellini, mozzarella, tomato halves, salami, and fresh basil onto skewers. (Note: The tomato halves work well on either end of the other ingredients because they will help to hold the other ingredients in place.)
You can serve these skewers on their own or with your favorite sauce or dressing for dipping - pesto, Ranch dressing, or Creamy Herb Yogurt Dressing.
If making these ahead, cover them tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.