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Tortellini Caprese Skewers {Deconstructed Tortellini Salad}

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Easy Finger Food Ideas

When you are planning a picnic, you want easy finger food ideas. With easy finger food ideas that means portable foods. So skewer recipes are perfect for finger foods!



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Tortellini Salad

I love tortellini salad. I love how tortellini tastes in a nice balsamic vinaigrette. I also love Caprese salad so why not combine a Caprese salad with a tortellini salad!


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Caprese Skewers

Can a Caprese salad be made into Caprese skewers? If I was to use a balsamic marinated mozzarella, Caprese skewers can be possible. That would be great finger food. How can I make Caprese skewers to the next level?




Skewers Tip

Funny story about these Caprese skewers, when I went to make this tortellini salad recipe, I could not find my skewers. I searched everywhere, tore the kitchen up, but there were no skewers to be found.

Ms. Dee here spots a box of linguini in the cupboard. So I used it for skewers for this tortellini skewer appetizers and it worked! Uncooked linguini noodles work so well for a skewer recipe. Plus:

  • It is edible, in case you bite it. 
  • It is sturdy and easy to handle.
  • Works great in a pinch!


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Tortellini Skewers

The idea was taking tortellini salad and combining it with a Caprese salad. Tortellini skewers are one way to make Caprese skewers to the next level. This could be a deconstructed tortellini salad on a skewer.

Fresh basil, cherry tomatoes, with balsamic marinated cheese really make these tortellini skewers pop with the flavor.  Mmm, these Caprese skewers were so delicious and perfect for a picnic.

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Yield: 12 servings

Tortellini Caprese Skewers Recipe


Tortellini Caprese Skewers is a deconstructed tortellini salad. These Caprese skewers are perfect for a picnic. If you are looking for easy finger food ideas, these tortellini skewers are perfect!

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • cheese tortellini
  • fresh mozzarella balls
  • cherry tomatoes
  • fresh basil
  • balsamic vinegarette


  1. Marinate the mozzarella balls in the balsamic vinegarette for about an hour.
  2. Cook the tortellini to al dente.
  3. Drain and rinse the pasta with cold water.
  4. Skewer the tortellini, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and mozzarella onto long toothpicks.
  5. Pour the balsamic marinade over top the skewers and season with a little salt and pepper.
  6. Serve them up and ENJOY!


You don't want to overcook the tortellini or it could fall apart.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 33Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

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Michele @ Bacon Fatte

Tuesday 8th of May 2018

I love this recipe, Deanna! And the linguini work-around is brilliant! I'm with you... Can't get enough fresh basil in my life, and these little beauties are the perfect way to enjoy it! (P.S... More picnics would be awesome!!!) :-)

Jennifer Stewart

Monday 7th of May 2018

I am totally loving these skewers! They are super easy and everyone loves them!


Sunday 6th of May 2018

I love how fresh and delicious these Skewers are. They're perfect for lunch or a picnic with a glass of wine!

Lisa@Lisa's Dinnertime Dish

Sunday 6th of May 2018

I love these little skewers! They'll be so perfect for summer entertaining!

Lori Vachon

Saturday 5th of May 2018

These certainly do look like the perfect party food! I love the flavors!

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