Marinated Mozzarella Balls with Tomato and Avocado
Prep Time: 10mins
Marinating Time: 1hr
Total Time: 1hr10mins
Delicious Marinated Mozzarella Balls are the heart of this delicious recipe, which makes a terrific salad or appetizer. It’s quick, easy, fresh, and beautiful!
1/4cupfresh herbssuch as basil, thyme, or oregano, chopped, see note
3/4teaspoonred pepper flakes
16ouncessmall mozzarella ballssuch as ciliegine, drained
2cupscherry or grape tomatoeshalved
1/2avocadosliced or chopped
extra fresh herbsoptional garnish
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First, marinate the mozzarella. Stir together the olive oil, garlic, herbs, red pepper, and salt. Add mozzarella and stir well.
Allow to marinate for one hour or more, stirring occasionally. If marinating for longer than 2-3 hours, transfer to the refrigerator, but still stir from time to time.
To serve, place tomatoes in a large bowl. Spoon mozzarella on top along with as much of the olive oil mixture as you desire, and stir gently to combine.
Top with avocado and additional herbs, if using, and drizzle with balsamic glaze. (I like to reserve a little bit of the olive oil to spoon over everything immediately before serving.) Enjoy!
Herbs: You can use a mix of fresh and dried herbs, or even all dried herbs in a pinch. Generally speaking, you’ll want to use about 1/3 as much of a dried herb as you would fresh, because the flavor is more concentrated.
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