Cold Tortellini Salad Kabobs

These Cold Tortellini Salad Kabobs add a little something extra special to any event you bring them to. The best part? No utensils needed!

Cold Tortellini Salad Kabobs are a mouth-watering pasta salad served simply, on a stick. They are the perfect snack to serve at a bbq or get together.

Cold Tortellini Salad Kabobs are a mouth-watering pasta salad served simply, on a stick. They are the perfect snack to serve at a bbq or get together.

Need a simple, crowd-pleasing, cold salad for your next BBQ?  If you have an hour and a handful of ingredients, these Cold Tortellini Salad Kabobs will make you the talk of the neighborhood.  

They say that foods on a stick are just a bit tastier and who I am to disagree? Cold pasta salad gets an upgrade with these kabobs. Cheese tortellini and veggies are a tried and true match made in heaven. 

Cold Tortellini Salad Kabobs are a mouth-watering pasta salad served simply, on a stick. They are the perfect snack to serve at a bbq or get together.

Let the salad ingredients marinate, load them onto your wooden skewers and voila, a fantastic party treat that allows your guests to skip the, plate, the knife, and the fork. 

The longer you can let your tortellini salad mixture sit in the tangy Italian dressing marinade the better. More time is going to equal more flavor, but you can still get plenty of flavor in as little as an hour.

Cold Tortellini Salad Kabobs are a mouth-watering pasta salad served simply, on a stick. They are the perfect snack to serve at a bbq or get together.

I’ll let you in on a little secret. The leftovers are just as good.  I made this recipe for my Memorial Day BBQ and forgot to bring them out!

Truth be told, I was okay with it because it meant more for me. The next day, I was left with a plate of tortellini salad skewers. I popped them on a leafy green salad and boy was I happy. 

I can’t wait to throw another BBQ so I can share them with my friends!

If you enjoyed this Cold Tortellini Salad Kabob recipe, check out these other easy BBQ friendly recipes:

Cold Tortellini Salad Kabobs are a mouth-watering pasta salad served simply, on a stick. They are the perfect snack to serve at a bbq or get together.

3 from 10 votes
Cold Tortellini Salad Skewers
Cold Tortellini Salad Kabobs
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Cold Tortellini Salad Kabobs are a mouth-watering pasta salad served simply, on a stick. They are the perfect snack to serve at a bbq or get together.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tortellini salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 550 kcal
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
  • 20 ounces tri-colored cheese tortellini
  • 6 ounce whole black olives pitted
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 2 cups Italian dressing
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Cook tortellini “al dente” according to package directions. Drain and cool to room temperature.
  2. Quarter onion and place into a large mixing bowl. Drain and rinse olives and place in the same bowl. Cut bell pepper into 1-inch pieces. Add tortellini and tomatoes.

  3. In a small dish, whisk together Italian Dressing, fine sea salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Pour over tortellini moisture and refrigerate for 1 hour-24 hours.
  4. Remove from the refrigerator and thread onto long skewers. Drizzle a little bit of remaining dressing over skewers, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  5. Enjoy your Cold Tortellini Salad Skewers!
  6. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition Facts
Cold Tortellini Salad Kabobs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 550 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 2408mg 100%
Potassium 284mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 14g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 23.5%
Vitamin C 41%
Calcium 17.1%
Iron 17.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments

Judith

Guess your site is null and void. Could not get this recipe to print after 4 or 5 tries, I gave up. Too bad. sounded good. Wanted to use for NY Eve.

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    I’m really sorry to hear that. I just checked all the links and buttons and was able to successfully print it out at my own home. I hope you have a nice holiday. -Jessica

Sarah Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella)

Everything about these is calling my name — YUM!

Colleen (Souffle Bombay)

Fun! I love a good pick-me-up app!

Susan

I’m going to a picnic tomorrow and I’m still undecided on what to make. These look so very tempting!

Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled

LOVE THESE!! Perfect for a summer BBQ! 🙂

Lauren Kelly Nutrition

These are perfect for any summer BBQ!

Melissa from HungryFoodLove.com

How fun and perfect for an appetizer idea. Awesome!

Nutmeg Nanny

These are adorable! I have never thought to put tortellini on skewers!

Marly

What an interesting idea. It’s always good to mix things up in the summer!

Angie

Oh it’s so cute, perfect for a BBQ

Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)

These skewers are so fun! Definitely a new take on party food and I love it!

cheri

How clever these are! perfect for parties, love this!

christine

Jessica, this is such a great idea! I love this. I’m pinning and probably using the idea for my next gathering

Marjory @ Dinner-Mom

These are perfect party fare! Will definitely be trying this at my next party!

Paula - bell'alimento

Such a great summertime appetizer! Perfect for parties.

Ginny McMeans

What a great idea! These look like they would be everyone’s favorite!

Stephanie @ Back For Seconds

This is such a fun idea! Love it!

Brenda@SugarFreeMom

Sure fire way to get my kids to eat anything is by putting it on a stick, love these!

Amy @Very Culinary

I make a similar riff on this – always a hit. Love your version!

Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes

These are so colorful!! I love them!

Angie | Big Bear's Wife

I bet those are amazing! I’ll be making these soon to have along side some shrimp and steak kabobs!

Sophia @ NY Foodgasm

OMG love this idea!! So refreshing too!

Christine from Cook the Story

I love how easy these are to put together for a quick meal!

Sashi @ Get Off The Couch And Cook

Oh, my! What a wonderful idea! We have friends who host a themed dinner party every month and June’s theme is “Picnic.” I think I just figured out what my side item is going to be. 🙂

    savoryexperiments

    Glad I could help! Thanks for coming through!

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