Italian dressing - homemade or store bought.
olives - any type of olives will work.
fresh basil leaves
cured meat - salami and pepperoni - you can easily substitute with any of your favorite cured meats. Try prosciutto or ham or smoked turkey!
grape tomatoes - or cherry tomatoes.
marinated artichoke hearts
cheese - you can use cubes of cheddar cheese, mozzarella balls, or provolone cheese - or whatever you like
Antipasto skewers are completely customizable, so make it your own. Some ingredients that you can thread onto these skewers are: roasted red peppers, marinated mushrooms, or other pickled vegetables.
Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Transfer to a bowl and toss with Italian dressing. Cover the bowl with plastic cling wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes up to 2 hours. Drain the marinade.
Prepare the remaining ingredients and arrange them in front of you. Thread the items onto cocktail picks (or 6-inch wooden skewers) making sure to alternate between different colors and textures. Suggested order: black olive, basil, tortellini, salami, tomato, artichoke heart, pepperoni, black olive, and cheese.