Marinated Mozzarella

Aromatic herbs and a pinch of spicy red-pepper flakes enliven the subtle, creamy flavor of fresh mozzarella.

  • Servings: 4
Marinated Mozzarella

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2008


  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Olives, crackers, bread, and sliced cured meats (such as salami Toscana), for serving


  1. Combine oil, herbs, red-pepper flakes, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle over mozzarella. Let stand for at least 20 minutes (or up to 1 hour). Serve with olives, crackers, bread, and cured meats.

Cook's Notes

You can substitute whole bocconcini (tiny balls of fresh mozzarella) for the sliced mozzarella.


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