Marinated Bocconcini

Marinated Bocconcini
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

Bocconcini are just bite-size morsels of fresh mozzarella. Look for them at specialty food stores and Italian markets, as well as many supermarkets; they're usually packaged in water or whey for freshness. Match these marinated bocconcini with sliced salami, grape tomatoes, pitted olives, or cantaloupe balls.


  • ½ pint bocconcini (about 20 balls)

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • Zest of 1 lemon, peeled into long strips

  • 4 small sprigs fresh rosemary

  • ¼ teaspoon red-pepper flakes

  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt


  1. In a medium bowl, combine bocconcini, oil, lemon zest, rosemary, red-pepper flakes, and salt. Let stand at room temperature, at least 30 minutes, tossing occasionally.

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