Marinated Mozzarella with Basil

Instead of using fresh mozzarella for this appetizer, try another fresh soft cheese, such as queso fresco or feta.

Marinated Mozzarella with Basil
14 to 16
15 mins
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  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 16 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Tomato slices (optional)
  • Baguette slices or crackers
Set aside several whole basil leaves for garnish. Using a sharp knife, chop remaining basil leaves. Combine chopped basil, oil, vinegar, and pepper in a medium bowl. Cut mozzarella into 1-inch cubes; toss cheese cubes gently with herb and oil mixture until cheese is well-coated. Cover and chill for 1 hour or up to 5 days.
Transfer cheese mixture to a serving dish; garnish with basil leaves and, if desired, tomato slices. Serve with baguette slices or crackers. Makes 14 to 16 servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 100, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 18, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 1, Monounsaturated fat (g) 3, fiber (g) 0, sugar (g) 0, pro. (g) 8, vit. A (IU) 242.95, vit. C (mg) 0, Folate (g) 4.03, sodium (mg) 120, calcium (mg) 171.65, iron (mg) 0.18, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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