Easy Olive Oil Marinated Mozzarella Balls

Easy Olive Oil Marinated Mozzarella Balls

Elevate your appetizer game with these irresistibly flavorful Easy Olive Oil Marinated Mozzarella Balls! Perfect for gatherings or as a simple snack, this recipe infuses creamy mozzarella with a rich blend of herbs and spices. Let’s dive into how to make this simple yet stunning dish.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (adjust to taste)
  • 16 ounces bocconcini or ciliegine mozzarella, drained

Instructions:

  1. Mix the Marinade: In a mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, chopped basil, thyme, oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt. Stir until well mixed.
  2. Coat the Mozzarella: Add the mozzarella balls to the bowl. Gently stir them until each ball is evenly coated with the marinade. This ensures every bite is packed with flavor.
  3. Marinate: Allow the mozzarella balls to marinate for at least one hour. If you have time, let them marinate longer; the flavors deepen and enhance over time.
  4. Refrigerate: Transfer the marinated mozzarella balls to an airtight container and refrigerate. They can be stored and enjoyed for up to five days.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Marinating Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Servings: 8

Tips:

  • Serving Suggestions: Serve these mozzarella balls on a charcuterie board, skewered with cherry tomatoes and basil leaves, or simply enjoy them straight from the fridge.
  • Flavor Variations: Feel free to experiment with different herbs or add a splash of balsamic vinegar for an extra zing.
  • Make Ahead: These mozzarella balls are perfect for making ahead, allowing you to focus on your guests rather than last-minute preparations.

These Easy Olive Oil Marinated Mozzarella Balls are a testament to the beauty of simple ingredients coming together to create something deliciously complex. Whether you’re hosting a party or looking for a tasty snack, these mozzarella balls are sure to impress!

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Easy Olive Oil Marinated Mozzarella Balls


  • Author: Dulcia
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Ingredients

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3/4 cup Bertolli extra virgin olive oil 🫒
2 cloves garlic, minced 🧄
1 tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped 🌿
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped 🌱
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, finely chopped 🌿
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or to taste) 🌶️
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste) 🧂
16 ounces bocconcini or ciliegine mozzarella, drained 🧀


Instructions

1️⃣ Mix together the olive oil, garlic, basil, thyme, oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt in a bowl. 🥄

2️⃣ Add the mozzarella balls to the bowl and stir to fully coat them with the marinade. 🧀

3️⃣ Allow the mozzarella balls to marinate for at least an hour or longer. The longer they marinate, the better the flavors will be. ⏳

4️⃣ Store the marinated mozzarella balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. ❄️

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Marinating Time: 1 hour

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