Marinated Mozzarella and Tortellini Appetizer
Mouth watering fresh mozzarella pearls are marinated in olive oil and herbs then stacked with spicy salami and tender cheese filled tortellini for a simple yet festive one bite appetizer.
1 package fresh mozzarella pearls
1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Instantly Fresh Garlic
1 tsp. Instantly Fresh Basil
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 bay leaf
8 oz. hard salami slices
1 lb. four cheese tortellini
Place the mozzarella pearls, olive oil, salt, garlic, basil, pepper, and bay leaf in a bowl and gently toss to coat.
Allow the mozzarella to marinate 1 hour to overnight.
Meanwhile prepare the tortellini according to package directions then cool.
For extra flavor toss the cooled tortellini in the olive oil with the mozzarella.
Layer a tortellini, a mozzarella pearl, and a slice of salami onto a toothpick and arrange neatly on a serving platter.