Marinated Mozzarella Balls are always a party favorite. Super easy to make, yet no one can resist these little balls of deliciousness. Serve these bite-size appetizers skewered, or in a pretty bowl with crusty bread slices. They can also be included on mezze platters or cheese platters.
I made these Marinated Mozzarella Balls recently for a party at our house. We wanted to thank the folks who renovated our basement. They worked so hard and did an amazing job, so we thought it would be nice for them to enjoy the space. I’m not sure how often people who actually do the job ever see the fruits of their labor, so I hope they enjoyed the party.
Mozzarella balls are bland in flavor so they take to assertive flavors well. In addition, since they are plain white, colorful ingredients such as fresh parsley and basil, as well as sun-dried tomatoes and roasted red peppers make these marinated mozzarella balls festive as well as flavorful. This appetizer is kind of like having a caprese salad on a stick, so if you like caprese salad, you’ll love these marinated mozzarella balls skewered with cherry tomatoes.
I found the mini mozzarella balls at Costco but I’ve seen them in most supermarkets too. Marinate them overnight if possible, or preferably at least 4 hours. Serve with toothpicks, or skewer them with cherry tomatoes for an easy and delicious small bite for your next party.
Here are some skewers (with Kalamata and green olives) I made for another event (I didn’t have sun-dried tomatoes or roasted peppers, but these were still delicious).
Marinated Mozzarella Balls
- 1 pound mini mozzarella balls
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon parsley minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomatoes finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons roasted red bell peppers finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon dried red pepper chili flakes
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Place all ingredients in a bowl and toss well to combine. Marinade in refrigerator at least 4 hours.
Skewer each mozzarella ball with a cherry tomato for a pretty presentation. This made about 46 skewers.
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