Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tortellini Skewers with Pesto Dipping Sauce

I had this recipe on my pinterest board FOREVER, so when we decided to do "sides" for the theme this time, I figured it was time to make these!  It wasn't anything super special, but it was yummy and Brody LOVED them :)

Makes 8 Skewers

24 cheese tortellini, cooked to al dente
16 cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tbsp garlic flavored olive oil or regular olive oil 

Pesto (or just buy store bought)
2 cups clean, dry basil
2 garlic cloves 
1/3 cup fresh grated good Parmesan
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
1/4 cup olive oil

Make the Pesto
Throw everything in the food processor and chop for a few minutes. Pour in 1/4 cup of good olive oil. Process until thoroughly combined.

After tortellini is cooked, toss in flavored olive oil. Then alternate tortellini and tomatoes so that there are 3 tortellini's and 2 tomato halves on each skewer. Serve at room temp or chilled.

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