Marinated Mozzarella Recipe

July 7, 2016
by Merce Muse for Thrive Market
Marinated Mozzarella Recipe

Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest. These marinated baby mozzarella are no exception, bringing together the most classic Italian flavors—full-bodied extra virgin olive oil infused with fresh garlic, thyme, and oregano. Serve them as alongside olives and cured meats for a quick antipasto platter.

Marinated Mozzarella

Yield: 6 servings
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16 ounces bocconcini or ciliegine (baby mozzarella), drained
6 sprigs thyme
3 sprigs oregano
Peel of 1/2 lemon, sliced into thin strips
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced
Extra virgin olive oil
Pinch sea salt
1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar


Layer mozzarella, thyme, oregano, lemon peel, garlic, and jalapeno in a glass jar. Pour in olive oil to fully cover mozzarella. Cover with an airtight lid, shake gently, and refrigerate overnight or up to 1 week to marinate.

When ready to serve, let come to room temperature, and stir in salt and balsamic vinegar.

Photo credit: Alicia Cho

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