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Marinated Mozzarella Balls

Marinated Mozzarella Balls

After a busy week, I decided to keep it simple and make a smorgasbord for dinner recently. I was making some caprese skewers but this time I decided to try marinating the mozzarella balls first. The marinated mozzarella balls were so delicious! I loved the flavor of the herbs, red chile, and lemon zest combined with the garlicky olive oil. These marinated mozzarella balls were delicious on their own and were wonderful with the caprese skewers but I also think they would be terrific in a green salad or pasta salad too.

Marinated Mozzarella Balls

How to Make Marinated Mozzarella Balls

Make the garlic oil by placing the olive oil in a small saucepan with the smashed garlic clove and slowly heat the olive oil on low, making sure to watch it carefully after 15 minutes, so the garlic cloves don’t burn. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.

Drain the mozzarella balls and place them on paper towels to remove excess water.

Once the oil has cooled completely, remove the smashed garlic clove and discard. Add the parsley, basil, minced chile, lemon zest, and sea salt, to taste; whisk until well combined. Add the mozzarella balls and toss to coat evenly. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for up to 3 hours. Remove from the refrigerator 10-15 minutes prior to serving. Toss and serve. Enjoy.

Marinated Mozzarella Balls

Marinated Mozzarella Balls

Marinated Mozzarella Balls

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinating time up to 3 hours: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, smashed
  • 8 oz small mozzarella balls, drained
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/2 small red chile, finely minced, to taste
  • Zest from 1 lemon, finely grated
  • Sea salt, to taste

Instructions

  • Make the garlic oil by placing the olive oil in a small saucepan with the smashed garlic clove and slowly heat the olive oil on low, making sure to watch it carefully after 15 minutes, so the garlic cloves don’t burn. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely. 
  • Drain the mozzarella balls and place them on paper towels to remove excess water. 
  • Once the oil has cooled completely, remove the smashed garlic clove and discard.
  • Add the parsley, basil, minced chile, lemon zest, and sea salt, to taste, to the oil; whisk until well combined.
  • Add the mozzarella balls and toss to coat evenly. You can serve right away but they taste better if you place in the refrigerator to marinate for up to 3 hours.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 10-15 minutes prior to serving. Toss and serve. Enjoy.
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  1. I would love these but I can’t convince my husband that he should like mozzarella!!! Have a good day, Diane