Born out of the idea of making some sort of Caprese-inspired skewer and then not having enough time for assemblage, this salad made for a very colourful centre-piece at a house party.
Preparation is simple; it is best to choose the small variety of tortellini as they are friendlier for bite-size snacks at parties. Prepare by boiling as explained on the packet and then add a splash of olive oil and leave them to cool completely. Stir a few times to ensure that the oil helps them from sticking to each other.
Then you will need basil, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella balls. Cut the mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes in two and tear up the basil leaves with your hands (or else chop roughly with a knife). Store in the fridge until ready to serve. You may drizzle a bit more olive oil or pesto sauce on top. Mix it all up or serve it as is. Serve with toothpicks or forks or on little plates.
Et voila… ready to party!