This easy recipe for marinated mozzarella balls makes the perfect appetizer for the holidays or any time of year! With herbs, olive oil, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes.
Ciliegine are bite-sized fresh mozzarella balls (about the size of a cherry!). If you don't have ciliegine, you can also use bocconcini, which are slightly larger, or cut a larger ball of fresh mozzarella into bite-sized squares.
If you don't enjoy the bold flavor of raw garlic, omit the garlic altogether or reduce it to only 1/2 clove.
Kosher salt is coarse grained; if you want to substitute fine grain salt, reduce the amount from 3/4 teaspoon to 1/2 teaspoon (or, add salt to taste).
The longer you allow the mozzarella balls to marinate, the more intense the flavor will be! Depending on how long the mozzarella balls have been in the fridge, the olive oil may solidify from the cold. If this occurs, let the mozzarella balls sit at room temperature for 30 -40 minutes before serving.
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