Marinated Mozzarella Balls


1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon red chile flakes
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1-1/2 pounds very fresh, cherry-size mozzarella balls
1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley


In a medium-size bowl, mix oil and seasonings with a whisk. Add mozzarella balls and tomatoes and toss gently. Marinate at least 20 minutes, up to overnight. Pour into a serving bowl, garnish with parsley, and serve with toothpicks.


about 12 appetizer servings

Preparation Time

30 Minutes

Total Time

105 Minutes

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