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Marinated Mozzarella Appetizer

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This Marinated Mozzarella Appetizer is full of immense flavor as it combines mozzarella balls, olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, parsley, red pepper flakes, basil, and garlic to make an incredibly simple appetizer that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. Marinated Mozzarella Balls are one of our favorite holiday appetizers.

Marinated Mozzarella Appetizer 

I love simple appetizers to serve that make it look like I spent hours preparing them! This marinated mozzarella ball recipe is just that. It is super simple to make and the flavors are out of this world! It is as simple as combining the ingredients and covering to refrigerate before serving. I don’t think it gets any easier than that!

Marinated Mozzarella Appetizer

If you love fresh mozzarella, be sure to try our Individual Caprese Salad or our Christmas Tree Carpese

How to make Marinated Mozzarella Appetizer

  • Mix all marinade ingredients until well combined 
mix all of the ingredients together
  • Add in mozzarella balls and toss to coat 
toss the mozzarella balls in
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour 
Marinated Mozzarella Appetizer
  • Serve and enjoy!
Marinated Mozzarella Appetizer

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • With this recipe, you want to be sure to use a good olive oil. 
  • You can adjust the spiciness of the dish by changing the amount of red pepper flakes you add. For more spice add an additional teaspoon. For no spice, omit it. 
  • You can refrigerate this for longer prior to serving, you will just want to bring it back to room temperature before serving. 
Marinated Mozzarella Appetizer

Storage

You will want to store these in an airtight container in the fridge. These will last up to 2 weeks. 

Do you eat Marinated Mozzarella warm or cold?

I highly recommend eating this at room temperature. This allows the flavors to meld perfectly together. 

Marinated Mozzarella Appetizer

Can I use any mozzarella?

No, you will want to use fresh mozzarella found in the deli section. You can either use mozzarella balls or mozzarella pearls. 

Where do you find mozzarella balls?

You will find mozzarella balls at most grocery stores. These are with the special cheeses near the deli. You can also use mozzarella pearls. 

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How do you serve this mozzarella ball appetizer?

There are so many ways to serve this mozzarella ball appetizer. You can serve it on its own, you can serve it with a delicious crusty bread or as part of a gorgeous charcuterie board. 

Marinated Mozzarella Appetizer

Marinated Mozzarella Appetizer

This Marinated Mozzarella Appetizer is full of immense flavor as it combines mozzarella balls, olive oil, sun dried tomatoes, parsley, red pepper flakes, basil and garlic to make an incredible simple appetizer that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare.

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon oil packed sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced chives
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 lb fresh mozzarella balls

Instructions

  1. Mix all marinade ingredients until well combined 
  2. Add in mozzarella balls and toss to coat 
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour 
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 389mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g

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