Tortellini Appetisers

    30 minutes

    Here's a creative use for tortellini - marinated and served on toothpicks as party appetisers. Of course, you could always just serve it as a regular pasta dish too...

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    Serves: 12 

    • 600g cheese tortellini
    • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
    • 3/4 cup olive oil
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
    • salt to taste
    • ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 cup black olives
    • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Cook tortellini according to packet directions until al dente.
    2. While tortellini is cooking prepare marinade. Combine vinegar, mustard, garlic, basil, chopped parsley, onions and salt and pepper to taste.
    3. Drain tortellini and rinse in cold water. Pour marinade over tortellini, add olives (and optional ingredients, see above) and refrigerate. When ready to serve add Parmesan and some fresh parsley for garnish, if desired. Serve with toothpicks.

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    I have made this many times in the last few years and it is always a hit. In fact, I must brag that at the last potluck we went to, my pan of this was the first one emptied. I add salami chunks, provolone chunks, red peppers, artichokes, black and green olives, and sometimes mushrooms. I usually use dried basil because I have it on hand. My husband just loves this dish. Thanks for a great recipe!  -  18 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This combo was Okay. I added some pimentos and some red onion to add some flavor- it was a little bland, for my taste as a salad. I have made an appitizer simular to this, but using salami & mozz. cheese and also marinated with Wishbone Robust Italian Dressing. I'll stick to that, thanks anyway Nancy  -  15 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I have made this dish three times for different parties and each time it was a success! Everyone loves it. I usually serve it with a loaf of garlic bread. It's always a hit!  -  03 Jan 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)