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

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Servings: 14 to 16
Prep Time: 15 mins
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Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
1.
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.
2.
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, Monosaturated 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) 171.64, iron (mg) 0.18, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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