Marinated Bocconcini #Recipe

Marinated bocconcini – or small balls of fresh mozzarella cheese – make a wonderful appetizer and are wonderful as part of an anti-pasta tray.

Marinated Bocconcini Recipe

Marinated Bocconcini


  • ½ pint of bocconcini
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 fresh basil leaves, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 medium garlic clove, grated over a microplane


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the seasonings and the bocconcini.
  2. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes, tossing occasionally.
  3. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Serve at room temperature.
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  1. I pinned this recipe. It looks delicious! Can’t wait to host a get-together, so I can serve these! :)

  2. Deborah D says:

    I pinned this as well. I am making this for the football game on Sunday!

  3. yumy yummy Looks so good thans for sharing the recipe

  4. I have never heard of this appetizer. It looks absolutety delicious and i hope i can make it look that good.

  5. Deborah D says:

    This recipe looks delicious. I am making it for the football game on Sunday. I also pinned this.

  6. Wow this looks amazing, thank you for sharing….

  7. Hmmmm. I always wondered how to make those. Looks way easier than I thought!

  8. rochelle haynes says:

    Like to try this

  9. lynn buttedal says:

    I am going to try these. My hubby likes cheese alot!! lol

  10. i cant say i ever had these..-but i am like mikie i will eat anything–thanks for sharing this

  11. I have never heard of this before. I like cheese though. I’ll give it a try. Thanks.

  12. Karen Glatt says:

    I can say that I really like this marinated bocconcini and would love to make it and have it soon. Thanks for sharing.

  13. rebeka deleon says:

    we love cheese in this house and i love to eat the small mozzarella balls marinated with cherry tomatoes. makes for a yummy and healthy snack!

  14. teresa koedyker says:

    These look amazing! Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to make.

  15. James Fransee says:

    This looks quite good I’ll have to use this recipe and try it out!

  16. I have got to try this recipe. We love anything marinated especially mozzarella balls!

  17. Oh my goodness, I saw the picture and just had to read the recipe, these sound absolutely delicious!

  18. I pinned this recipe to my board of things I want to try. I can;t wait to make and try this out. It sounds and looked very yummy! 😉

  19. Yummm! Love buying them premade… need to take the time to do them myself, cheaper!! :) Yuuummmyyyy!!

  20. Dorothy Teel says:

    This recipe for Marinated Bocconcini sounds great I wonder if I can find this cheese here in Oklahoma, will check out our Crest store as they have a wonderful cheese counter, we do love cheese here and there are so many different types out there to try. Thank you for sharing this recipe

  21. I hadn’t ever heard of this before….. sounds good. I will have to give it a try.

  22. mmm wanna eat some :)

  23. md Kennedy says:

    What a great – and simple – recipe. Full of flavor. I can even see using the marinade as a dressing for salad or meat. Thanks!

  24. Thank you for sharing this. I was looking for something exactly like this for an upcoming event!

  25. Lauren S. says:

    Yum! My huge Italian family would love this as an alternative to Caprese Salad. I will definitely be making this soon!

  26. I love this type of mozzarella cheese! Thank you for the recipe – I’ve seen these at the store but didn’t know how to fix them up!

  27. Ann Cluck says:

    My husband would love to nosh on these while he waits for a homemade Italian dinner!!

  28. looks like candy. but it’s not. darn. :/

  29. melissa cushing says:

    I love this recipe and it sounds delicious!!! Thanks for sharing!!! I am definitely going to try it for myself!!!

  30. Patricia Dugan says:

    This sounds delicious and so easy. My family adores Italian food (and are serious cheese addicts) so I know this one will go over very well. Pinned it!

  31. l like this cheese alot so to try this recipe it would be fun

  32. Angela Higdon says:

    Wow. Rhese look amazing. I am definitely going to make these soon!

  33. Leslie Kiley says:

    I am a Mozzarella lover and these look so delish! Can”t wait to try them!

  34. I tried these and they are good. Thanks again for sharing the recipe.

  35. Annette Centorbi says:

    sounds deliisous

  36. Marti Smith says:

    I so love some Mozzarella Cheese. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I def will be trying these soon :)

  37. Tandi Cortez-Rios says:

    Simple recipe and looks delicious. I’m a big fan of cheese. Pinned.

  38. My mouth is watering thinking about what they would taste like. I will pin and make soon! :-)

  39. Looks so good, Can”t wait to try them!

  40. tanya holland says:

    I love mozzarella. My husband makes this at his job. They look delicious.

  41. Ok….this look so good that I went to the grocery store and picked up some fresh mozzarella and it’s going to be part of our dinner tonight! Thank you!

  42. linda tamayo says:

    Thanks again for sharing the recipe!!!

  43. freda Taylor says:

    Looks good. I’m going to have my bf make this for me :-)

  44. This is something I’ve never heard of, and it sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  45. amy lovell says:

    Ive never even heard these before but it looks delcious! Def bookmarking!

  46. Dorothy Boucher says:

    this is a great way to eat them, you can also fry them and use a tomato sauce for dip.. this is how i usually eat them 😉 thanks for sharing @tisonlyme143

  47. Amy Adams says:

    This looks yummy; if it was just my hubby and me that would be a get-together right? LOL

  48. I could easily see this as a wonderful part of a holiday meat platter. Or, as a great edition to any meal or gathering.

  49. This looks really good, thank you for sharing. I also love how the recipes are on thumbnails now.

  50. My aunt used to make this all the time for family get-togethers, I had no idea it was so simple. I’d forgotten all about it until now.

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