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Assorted Skewered Party Appetizers


Marinated Mozzarella Balls

  • 8 ounces mini mozzarella balls drained
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley leaves
  • a dash of hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • peel from half a lemon
  • splash of sherry vinegar
  • sea salt to taste
  • Mini mozzarella balls

Assorted Skewering Ingredients

  • Oil packed tuna separated into chunks
  • Roasted red bell peppers
  • Marinated artichoke hearts
  • Hearts of palm cut into bite-size pieces
  • Kalamata olives pitted
  • cherry tomatoes


Marinated Mozzarella Balls

  1. Heat olive oil and garlic in a small saucepan over medium low heat; heat gently until garlic is light brown and fragrant; remove from heat; add thyme, parsley, red pepper flakes and bay leaf. Add vinegar and season to taste with salt. Pour over mozzarella balls in a small container and refrigerate, covered, for at least 8 hours or overnight.


  1. Make assorted skewers, alternating skewer ingredients.
  2. Here are some combinations:
  3. Marinated Mozzarella Ball, Cherry Tomato, Hearts of Palm
  4. Marinated Mozzarella Ball, Kalamata Olive, Marinated Artichoke Heart
  5. Marinated Mozzarella Ball, Cherry Tomato, Marinated Artichoke Heart
  6. Roasted Red Bell Pepper, Tuna Chunk, Kalamata Olive
  7. Roasted Red Bell Pepper, Tuna Chunk, Marinated Artichoke Heart
  8. Roasted Red Bell Pepper, Tuna Chunk, Hearts of Palm