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Easy Appetizer Recipes: Mozzarella Cheese

Updated on July 15, 2013

Mozzarella Cheese is Delicious

Mozzarella cheese is often low fat.
Mozzarella cheese is often low fat.

Appetizer Recipe: Mozarella Cheese

Among the many simple appetizer recipes is marinated mozzarella cheese. Marinated mozzarella cheese makes great snacks, appetizers and a light lunch. This cheese is low in fat and high in calcium and boasts of many important vitamins and minerals. The cheese can be kept in the refrigerator for at least a week, and soaks in the great marinade which makes it tastier everyday.

This is one of my favorite appetizers to serve. I generally have a batch in the fridge for guests or we eat this appetizer ourselves. Try them on your next group of guests and see how they love these little cheese bits.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: One pound of cheese makes 12 appetizers

Make Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

Tomato and mozzarella combination is hard to beat, especially with fresh basil.
Tomato and mozzarella combination is hard to beat, especially with fresh basil.


  • 1 pound Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Cup Olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup Wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon Fresh basil
  • 1 Tablespoon Oregano, Tarragon, Thyme
  • One Minced garlic clove
  • Salt an d pepper to taste
  • Three Sliced tomatoes

Instructions for Simple Appetizers- Marinated Mozzarella

  1. Cut a pound of fresh mozzarella cheese into bite size pieces.
  2. Mix oil, vinegar, seasonings and shake well.
  3. Cover the cheese pieces with the mixture and put in a closed container. There may be some of the marinade left over.
  4. Refrigerate for 12 hours.

Marinated mozzarella cheese

5 stars from 2 ratings of marinated mozarella cheese

Other Mozzarella Cheese Ideas

Make a mozzarella salad. Slice tomatoes along with slices of mozzarella cheese. Overlap the slices and add chopped fresh basil, olive oil and seasoned salt and pepper.

Make a healthy mozzarella sandwich. Take a slice of whole grain bread,and a slice of tomato, a slice of mozzarella and broil in the oven until the cheese is melted.

Roast veggies such as broccoli, zucchini, yellow neck squash, Spice up with oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Drizzle olive oil over the veggies and add a cup of grated mozzarella cheese.


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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very interesting variation to mozarella cheese. I can almost taste it.

      Voted up, interesting, gave 5 stars and pinned.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for stopping in for an appetizer...Hope you enjoy. And have a lovely holiday season. thanks also for vote

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      Greensleeves Hubs 5 years ago from Essex, UK

      Mozzarella and tomato is such a basic appetiser, and yet it is my favourite. Of course the secret is not in the mozzarella and tomato - it is in the added ingredients - the oil, the vinegar and the seasoning, and the preparation of the marinade. So thanks for the tips on this. Voted up. Alun.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      How very kind of you. I so appreciate your dropping by with lovely comments.

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      glamourous06 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      stunning lens with fantastic recipies, Need to try them out, you could write book with recipies, so creative hub

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Victoria Lynn: Thanks so much for lovely comment. Much appreciated.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yummy! This recipe looks so tasty! Voted up among others!