Tortellini "Caprese" Skewers

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil or Reduced Fat All Natural Pesto with Basil
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 package (9 ounces) BUITONI Refrigerated 100% 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

Directions

  1. Colorful addition to any meal. These tasty Tortellini "Caprese" skewers feature a summer-fresh flavor combination of mozzarella and basil, pear or cherry tomatoes and whole wheat three cheese tortellini.
  2. COMBINE pesto, vinegar and water in small bowl; whisk to combine.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Cook's Tip: These skewers make great appetizers for entertaining or serve 3 skewers together as a main dish.
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