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Antipasto Skewers with Bloody Mary Vinaigrette

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When I create recipes for tailgating parties or game day snacks, I like to use items that serve a dual purpose. If you are having Bloody Mary's at your party, then make a Bloody Mary Vinaigrette for some antipasto skewers or a salad. These are easy to make ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve. Get the kids involved with putting these skewers together and kids will eat anything when served on a stick. The vinaigrette is so simple to make because all of the spices are in the mix, simply add oil and vinegar.

Antipasto Skewers with Bloody Mary Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 15 min Cooking Time: 5 min


  • One - 10 ounce package tortelloni (I used Giovanni Rana Prosciutto and Cheese Tortelloni)
  • One - 14 ounce can quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 cup large pitted ripe olives, drained
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella balls (bocconcini)
  • 1 cup chorizo sausage nuggets (or salami or summer sausage)
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Balsamic glaze, for drizzling
  • 1 cup Bloody Mary Mix (I used Brewt's Bloody Mary Mix)
  • ¼ cup pomegranate red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil (or your favorite oil)
  • Skewers


  1. Cook the tortelloni according to the package until al dente, then drain and let cool.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together blood mary mix, red wine vinegar and oil.
  3. In a large bowl, add tortelloni, artichokes, olives, tomatoes, mozzarella balls and salami. Add half of the vinaigrette to the bowl and thoroughly combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  4. To assemble, thread all the ingredients (including the basil) to the skewers. When ready to serve, drizzle skewers with balsamic glaze.

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This is a great mix to use for the vinaigrette because it has a lower sodium content than most and it's delicious. e31398ed43513de4b55f5cdbe39001b32dba8295.jpg

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