You'll enjoy the exceptional sweetness and rich red color of these tomatoes.
Though they look a lot like cherry tomatoes, each one is still attached to the
vine (which makes them last longer).
Oblong shaped with exceptionally full-flavored sweetness, Grape Tomatoes have a
firm, meaty texture with no wax coating. They're picked red, ripe, and ready to
eat, and they make a healthy bite-sized snack when they're not being tossed into
salads by the handful.
Left on the vine to extend their freshness in your home, this greenhouse grown
variety from Holland is succulently sweet with a deep red color that's similar
to Cocktail Tomatoes.
Marinated Tortellini Skewers
50 uncooked cheese-filled spinach tortellini (about 2 cups)
3/4 lb. mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
50 grape or cherry tomatoes, or small pitted ripe olives
2/3 C. tarragon vinegar
1/2 C. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
1 T. sugar
1 t. salt
1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper
2 T. water
Hot red pepper sauce to taste
1 T. fresh chopped parsley
Skewers: Small wooden skewers or good-quality toothpicks
Cook the tortellini according to package directions. Drain well and cool
In a medium bowl or plastic sealable bag, place the tortellini, mozzarella
cubes, tomatoes and olives. Set aside.
In a glass measuring cup or jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine all the
marinade ingredients. Pour the marinade over the tortellini. Cover and
refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight, stirring occasionally.
Thread one tortellini, a cheese cube, and a tomato or olive on each skewer or
toothpick. Arrange on a serving platter.
Makes 50 appetizers.