MARINATED MOZZARELLA CUBES — Cubes of mozzarella cheese marinated in a mixture of olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs and seasonings in this super simple party appetizer.
Everyone needs a super quick and easy appetizer recipe in their repertoire, and these Marinated Mozzarella Cubes are perfect for last minute guests or party invites.
Of course, they do need time to marinated, but they taste great in as little as 30 minutes. Although marinating longer will give them even more flavor.
And really, it couldn’t be easier. You just cut up some mozzarella cheese, then coat it in a mixture of olive oil, chopped sun dried tomatoes, garlic, fresh herbs and spices.
This appetizer is both easy and elegant, and it works for just about any occasion that calls for serving appetizers or finger foods.
Plus, anything you can make ahead is a win during the busy holiday season. And if you have extra after entertaining, you can snack on the leftovers all week long.
You can also make this marinated cheese with fresh mozzarella balls–no cutting necessary–but I prefer the taste and texture of the cubed mozzarella.
My husband, however, loves the fresh mozzarella, so use whichever variety you prefer. They’ll be delicious either way.
And since this recipe is made with pantry staples and mostly things with a long shelf-life, I can usually keep the ingredients on hand. Feel free to use what you have handy for substitutions.
No chives? Most fresh herbs will work great. Fresh basil is one of my favorite substitutions. And you can change up the other spices and seasonings too. Or even use different kinds of cheese.
Whether you serve these Marinated Mozzarella Cubes on their own, or as part of a fabulous antipasto platter, you’ll be glad to have this quick and easy appetizer recipe up your sleeve this holiday season.
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Marinated Mozzarella Cubes
- Mozzarella cheese
- Olive oil
- Sun-dried tomatoes
- Produce: fresh parsley, chives, garlic
- Spices: red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes (oil-packed)
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Pinch of salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh chives
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 pound mozzarella cheese, cubed
- In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except the cheese.
- Add the cheese cubes and stir to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 293mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g
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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Taste of Home