Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club

Antipasto Bites

Antipasto Bites

For a carb-free version of these colorful, festive skewers, replace the cheese tortellini with cherry tomatoes, marinated mushroom caps, or pepperoncini.


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon,
  • divided use
  • 9 ounces fresh cheese tortellini
  • Coarse salt (kosher or sea) and freshly ground
  • black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 8 ounces mozzarella balls, such as Ciliegine
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper akes
  • 4 ounces sliced salami
  • 1/4 pound roasted red peppers,
  • cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • 14 ounces marinated artichoke hearts,
  • drained and cut into bite-size pieces
  • Large brined green or black olives, or a mix


Step 1

Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a large pot of boiling water. Cook the tortellini according to the package directions until al dente. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

Step 2

Season the cooked tortellini with salt and pepper. Add the balsamic vinegar and 1/4 cup of olive oil and mix to combine. Set aside.

Step 3

Marinate the mozzarella: Add the mozzarella balls to a small bowl along with the Italian seasoning, hot red pepper flakes, and the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil. Mix to combine and set aside.

Step 4

Assemble by threading one piece each mozzarella, salami, roasted red pepper, tortellini, basil, artichoke heart, and olives on skewers.

Serves 4 to 6 — Recipe adapted from