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Marinated Mozzarella Balls

Marinated Mozzarella Balls are a delicious Italian appetizer of seasoned cheese marinated in olive oil. Enjoy alone or incorporated into a meal!

You can’t deny the delicious flavors of garlic, basil, oregano and red pepper flakes. This is not your average cheese! 

Marinated Mozzarella Balls

Marinated Mozzarella Balls Ingredients

To make this mozzarella ball recipe, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts):

  • Mozzarella Pearls
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt

Marinated Mozzarella Ball Ingredients

How to Marinate Mozzarella

  1. In a small bowl combine the olive oil, garlic, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt.
  2. Add the mozzarella pearls and turn to coat.
  3. Transfer to an airtight container and allow to marinate in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.
  4. Allow a few minutes for the mozzarella to come to room temperature before serving.

Mozzarella Balls Marinated in Olive Oil

How Do I Store the Marinated Mozzarella?

The mozzarella needs to be kept in an airtight container in the fridge. I like to use mason jars. They will keep for up to 2 weeks. Use the leftover oil for cooking or as salad dressing!

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Can I Eat These Warm or Cold?

I recommend allowing them to come to room temperature before serving.

Where Do I Find Mozzarella Pearls?

Mozzarella Pearls can be found at most grocery stores. They are normally in the deli, by the special cheeses. 

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How to Serve Marinated Mozzarella Pearls

Serve on its own, with crusty bread, or with an antipasto platter. Here are some of my favorite ways to eat seasoned mozzarella balls.

  • As a salad topping – these marinated cheese balls would go perfectly with a zesty Italian salad.
  • Add to a pasta dish – pair with a tomato sauce like a spaghetti or gnocchi dish.
  • As an appetizer – add tomato, basil and balsamic, and you have caprese skewers.
  • As part of a charcuterie board – place in a bowl and serve with toothpicks.
Marinated Mozzarella Balls

Marinated Mozzarella Balls

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Marinade Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Marinated Mozzarella Balls are a delicious Italian appetizer of seasoned cheese marinated in olive oil. Enjoy alone or incorporated into a meal!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces mozzarella pearls
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine the olive oil, garlic, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt.
  2. Add the mozzarella pearls and turn to coat.
  3. Transfer to an airtight container and allow to marinate in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.
  4. Allow a few minutes for the mozzarella to come to room temperature before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 326mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 9g

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