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Tortellini "Caprese" Skewers

Tortellini "Caprese" SkewersEnjoy a modern twist to a sunny day sensation. These tasty skewers feature a summer-fresh combination of mozzarella and basil, pear or cherry tomatoes and whole wheat three cheese tortellini.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Pesto with Basil or Reduced Fat Pesto with Basil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1 (9-ounce) package BUITONI Refrigerated Whole Wheat Three Cheese Tortellini
66 (1-inch) fresh mozzarella cubes or small mozzarella balls (about two 8-ounce packages)
99 pear or cherry tomatoes (about two 10.5-ounce containers)
66 fresh basil leaves or sprigs (about one 4-ounce package)
33 (10-inch) wooden skewers

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine pesto, vinegar and water in small bowl; whisk to combine.
  2. Prepare pasta according to package directions; rinse in cold water and place in large bowl. Drizzle with half of pesto vinaigrette. Cover pasta and remaining vinaigrette with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes or until cold.
  3. To Assemble: Alternately thread ingredients on each skewer in the following order: tomato, tortellini, basil, cheese, tomato, tortellini, basil, cheese and tomato. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette before serving.

Makes 33 skewers.

Tip: These skewers make great appetizers for entertaining or serve 3 skewers together as a main dish.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/33 of recipe): Calories: 160 Calories from Fat: 90 Total Fat: 10 g Saturated Fat: 5 g Cholesterol: 25 mg Sodium: 260 mg Carbohydrates: 7 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 2 g Protein: 11 g

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® &, used with permission.