Olive Oil and Garlic Mozzarella Balls

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Today I bring you an easy savory snack — with a strong Mediterranean influence — that will shine among a cheese board.

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How can you use this olive oil and garlic mozzarella balls?

I like to use these garlicky mozzarella balls in multiple ways. You can add them to a regular green leaf salad and make it extra special. You can use them to make a mini Capri salad with some cherry tomatoes and basil. Also, they work great as part of a cheese board. They are super versatile.

These fragrant mozzarella balls are a great appetizer while all your guesses are drinking wine or tinto de verano. You can get so many compliments for such an easy appetizer idea. I guess that is my favorite thing about this recipe.

And if you think that it can be a waste of expensive extra virgin olive oil, I’ll give you a tip: use the remaining olive oil to season boring salad. It will give a herb and garlic punch to your next salad.

How you can store the mozzarella balls?

You can prepare a big batch and store it in a glass jar with a lid. It can last up to 1 week. The best part is that the longer the mozzarella balls remain into the herb and garlic olive oil, the more flavor they get. I like to prepare mines one day before to get enough flavor payoff. This is the same technique that I use for Portuguese lupini beans.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and I see you in the next one!

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Olive oil and garlic mozzarella balls
Prep Time
2 mins
Resting Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 2 mins
Today I bring you an easy savory snack — with a strong Mediterranean influence — that will shine among a cheese board.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: mozzarella balls
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 102.9 kcal
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 tsp dry thyme
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley thinly cut
  • 1 small chili cut into tiny pieces
  • 15-20 baby mozzarella balls
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. In a glass jar toss all the ingredients and remove well. Store for at least 6 hours to get a stronger flavor.
  2. Serve as an appetizer or as a part of a chess table.
Nutrition Facts
Olive oil and garlic mozzarella balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 102.9 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2.2g14%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 6.7mg2%
Sodium 15mg1%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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