Marinated Mozzarella with Basil

Lynnda Cloutier

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@eatygourmet

Such an easy and delicious recipe, perfect for summertime entertaining. Source: Unknown


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Serves:

12-16

Prep:

15 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
1 to 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1 lb. bocconcini or fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1 inch cubes
red and/or yellow grape or cherry tomatoes, halved, optional
flatbread or baguette slices, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Set aside several whole basil leaves for garnish. Using sharp knife, chop remaining basil leaves. In medium bowl, mix chopped basil, oil, pepper and vinegar. Add cheese to oil mixture, tossing gently til well coated. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving or up to 5 days.
2
Transfer cheese mixture to serving bow.. If desired, stir in tomatoes. Garnish with reserved whole basil leaves. If desired, serve with flatbread or baguette slices. Makes 14 servings.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian