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Caprese skewers on a white platter

Easy Breezy Caprese Skewers

A simple Italian appetizer recipe made with cooked tortellini, tomatoes, cheese, and olives. Makes about 48 mini skewers
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 179kcal
Author Amee


  • (6") wooden skewers I use the mini ones
  • extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • Recipe for Favorite Salad Dressing
  • 16 oz fresh Mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • 1 pint red cherry tomatoes
  • 1 pint yellow cherry tomatoes
  • 20 oz package fresh tricolor cheese tortellini
  • 12 oz pitted black olives
  • 12 oz pitted green olives
  • 4 oz package fresh basil leaves


  • Cook tortellini "al-dente" according to package directions and immediately rinse thoroughly in very cold water.
  • Drain and set aside
  • Cut up mozzarella into bite-size cubes and place into a bowl
  • Tear off pieces of basil large enough to fold over and thread onto a skewer
  • Assemble skewers in any order you like and drizzle with olive oil
  • Pour dressing over skewers an hour before serving and chill in the refrigerator, covered, until ready to eat.


Nutrition info does not include dressing or olive oil.


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 669mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 1mg