While the July 4 holiday is over, the season for summer picnics is in full swing! Along with the inevitable fruit salads, sangria, and burgers, you can mix up your pot luck offering with some colorful, easy kebabs. Made with juicy, fresh tomatoes, tasty cheese, and some added spices, these kebabs are so easy, they don’t require grilling!
- Cheese tri-color tortellini
- Grape tomatoes
- Fresh mozzarella balls, marinated in oil and herbs
- Wood skewers
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
- Fresh chopped parsley
You should be able to find mozzarella balls already in oil and spices, but if you can only find the cheese in water, then you can create your own marinade by mixing ½ cup of olive oil with 5 minced garlic cloves, ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste.
First, cook the pasta according to its package directions. Then lay out your tortellini, tomatoes, and mozzarella for easy reach. Start with skewering a tortellini, then a cheese ball, and then a tomato. Complete two sets of this pattern for each kebab. Next, season the kebabs with salt and pepper, and drizzle a bit of the oil mixture on top as well. Use the fresh parsley for a varnish, and your kebabs are ready to bring to any festive party, or be eaten while relaxing on a deck with your favorite cool summer beverage.
The fresh tomatoes provide just the right burst of flavor mixed with the pasta and cheese, and the colors brighten up the dish as well! If you’re trying to do something different with your life, just like this recipe is a different option to bring to a summer gathering, schedule a visit today by clicking below. We look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Julie Drolet
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