Marinated Mozzarella Balls are a great appetizer ready quickly with a handful of pantry ingredients that you're guests will just devour. Made with garlic and herbs then steeped in good quality olive oil these are bite-sized bursts of flavor. These are also great on flatbread pizza, and tossed into salads!
In a canning jar or small bowl combine the olive oil, garlic cloves, Italian herb seasoning, parsley, hot red pepper flakes, and salt. Stir to combine.
Add the mozzarella balls, and top with additional olive oil if needed.
If using a jar close the lid and shake to coat the cheese. If using a bowl then toss to coat.
Let marinate for one hour on the counter if using right away. If not then refrigerate the mozzarella.
Once refrigerated the olive oil will solidify. Place on counter for 30-minutes to liquify again.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
The mozzarella balls can be frozen without the marinade for up to three months then defrosted in the refrigerator when ready to use.
A mixture of fresh herbs can be substituted if you like. The longer you marinate the cheese the better it will be. If you are marinating for a few days then be sure to taste and adjust the seasonings. You may like it spicier or more herby. This recipe is easily doubles as well