Marinated mozzarella may be the easiest appetizer recipe ever. The cheese soaks up a simple but flavorful marinade, making this bite sized cheese appetizer completely crave-worthy.
Today I announce that I have fallen off the mozzarella wagon. You may have noticed that it has been a little while since I have shared a recipe that showcases mozzarella. The truth is, I have been trying not to eat so much of it. I have been trying not to let the creaminess that is mozzarella take over me, trying not to crave it. But in all honesty, when it comes to mozzarella, I am weak. And this week, as I walked past the cheese counter at the grocery store and saw the fresh bite size mozzarella balls smiling at me like Mickey Mouse smiles at kids at Disneyland, I caved. I bought two tubs and I came home and made this marinated mozzarella. The marinade allows the flavor of the mozzarella to shine.
Heck I don’t even know how I feel about calling it a recipe. It is that easy. Despite the fact that this mozzarella appetizer is so simple, I still want to share it. However, it does take a bit of planning, because the mozzarella needs to marinate in the olive oil herb mixture for at least 4 hours so that it can soak up all of the wonderful flavors of the olive oil, oregano, basil and crushed red pepper.
This easy cheese appetizer is a little bit salty, so it pairs well with appetizers that are crunchy, like Summer Tomato Bruschetta on toast.
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In a bowl whisk together olive oil, garlic, basil, oregano, kosher salt and crushed red pepper. Pour over mozzarella. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve.