Marinated Mozzarella with Oregano and Capers Recipe

Marinated Mozzarella with Oregano and Capers is another excellent recipe to serve at a wine tasting with your family and friends.  I always come home with an empty container when I bring this dish to a party.  This tasty might be the easiest appetizer you have ever whipped up, and will definitely impress your friends.  This is a recipe that can easily be prepared ahead of time.  I highly recommend this appetizer as it is easy to prepare and so delicious.


Marinated Mozzarella


Marinated Mozzarella with Oregano and Capers Recipe:

Spicy Marinated Mozzarella with Oregano and Capers Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 0

Yield: 6 servings


12 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, drained*
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon coarse or sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
1 tablespoon capers, chopped



Slice the mozzarella cheese into 1/4-inch thick slices.  Overlap mozzarella cheese slices on a platter.

In a small frying pan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and heat.  Add garlic and crushed red pepper; stir just until garlic begins to color, approximately 2 minutes.  Remove from heat.

Off the heat, stir in oregano, salt, and pepper; let cool.

Stir in capers and remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil.  Spoon over the mozzarella cheese slices.

Serve with artichoke hearts, olive, and sliced salami on the side.

Makes 6 appetizer servings.

Recipe slightly adapted from Bon Appetit magazine, January 2002 and the website. Photo from Bon Appetit magazine.


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