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Pasta Salad on a Stick

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: about 12 skewers
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One 9-ounce package cheese tortellini

1 pint cherry tomatoes 

4 ounces sliced salami 

One 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained well, patted dry and cut in half 

1/4 cup prepared Italian dressing 

1/4 cup mayonnaise 


Special equipment:
12 wooden skewers
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the tortellini according to the package instructions, draining them 1 to 2 minutes before indicated on the package to keep them very al dente. Cool to room temperature before assembling.
  2. To assemble, start with a cherry tomato to hold everything securely on the skewer. Then add a tortellini, a slice of salami folded in quarters, another tortellini, an artichoke half, tomato, tortellini, salami slice and finally, another tortellini. Repeat with the remaining skewer ingredients.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the Italian dressing and mayonnaise. Arrange the skewers on a platter, drizzle with the dressing and serve.