skewered cheese tortellini with garlic-parmesan sauce
72 cheese tortellini, preferably fresh (about 25 OZ)
6 tbs fresh minced parsely
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, pressed
salt and pepper to taste
1. in a large stockpot, cook tortellini according to package direction. drain, then pour in a little fresh water to keep tortellini from sticking together.

THREAD 24 4" skewers with three tortellini each. arrange skewers on a platter and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons parsley.

3. in a small mixing bowl, mix together remaining 4 tablespoons parsley, oil, parmesan, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper.

if desired, puree sauce in a blender for 1 MIN.
4. with a pastry brush, brush sauce on tortellini. reserve remaining sauce for dipping when skewers are served.
93 calories/skewer