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Mozzarella Balls with Tomatoes

Mozzarella Balls with Tomatoes
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)
by in Dec 2003

Total Time: 5

Yield: 15 servings

The key to this recipe for marinated mozzarella balls with tomatoes is to buy the freshest mozzarella you can: the texture should be spongy, not dense.

Mozzarella Balls with Tomatoes
Photo/Art by Aimee Seavey


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds cherry-sized mozzarella balls
  • Garnish: 3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley


In a medium bowl, mix the first five ingredients with a whisk. Add mozzarella balls and toss gently with your hands. Pour into a serving bowl, garnish with parsley, and serve with toothpicks.

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2 Responses to Mozzarella Balls with Tomatoes

  1. Anonymous November 8, 2004 at 2:14 pm #

    This was a very good recipe, and I am not just saying that because I love mozzarella sticks, either. The idea of making mozzarella balls instead of sticks is wonderful, as well. Well done!

  2. Anonymous March 24, 2007 at 8:14 pm #

    I tried this recipe and made one change. I left out the chile flakes. I let them marinate for several hours and they were wonderful. With fresh tomato slices on the side, they were great with steak.

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