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Flavorful Marinated Mozzarella Recipe

Flavorful Marinated Mozzarella Recipe

This make-ahead appetizer picks up wonderful flavor from the vinegar and spices. I’ve made it with fat-free mozzarella, and it still tasted just as good.—Rita Reinke, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (4 ounces) 1/2-inch cubed part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons diced green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons diced sweet red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  • 1. Prick mozzarella cubes with a fork; place in a glass bowl. In a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; let cool to room temperature.
  • 2. Pour over cheese. Stir gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. Yield: 1/4 pound.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/8 pound) equals 516 calories, 47 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 349 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.