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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. Jackie P. says

    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! 😉

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. Lauren S. says

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

  7. melissa cushing says

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

  8. 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!

  9. G says

    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!

  10. 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

  11. melisa says

    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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