Mozzarella pearls found in the cheese section of your market are marinated in a simple herb oil recipe and can then be enjoyed in a variety of ways.
The Herbs for the Mozzarella Pearls
When first making these marinated mozzarella pearls I had lots of fresh herbs growing and I just used what I had available. But, if you don’t have an herb garden, or you have different ones than I did, feel free to substitute whatever you like. Dried herbs would be great too – just remember that they are more potent, so use about one third the amount.
What other add-ins are great?
Another amazing addition is lemon zest, and mozzarella pearls are always fun mixed with olives like you see here.
Be sure that you use a good quality olive oil. We always keep on hand Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
More ways to use mozzarella pearls:
- tossed on top of salads
- mixed with tomatoes
- mixed with small, whole mushrooms
- on short skewers alternated with anything you like for an appetizer
- tossed on a pizza before it’s baked
- let your imagination go wild and tag us on social media with the ways you come up to use them
Mozzarella Pearls Marinated with Herbs & Garlic
- Mix all ingredients and chill 2 hours to overnight.
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Items great for making and serving mozarella pearls:
- Herb Shears. We never tire of recommending these. Everyone in our family has and loves them.
- Olive Oil Dispenser. We use EVOO so much that a dispenser sits right by the cooktop at all times.
- short skewers for making appetizers
- bamboo toothpicks with a looped end like you see in our photos
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