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



Spicy Marinated Mozzarella with Oregano and Capers Recipe:
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spicy Marinated Mozzarella with Oregano and Capers Recipe
Servings: 6 servings
  • 12 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, drained*
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper, dried and crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tablespoon capers, chopped
  1. Slice the mozzarella cheese into 1/4-inch thick slices.  Overlap mozzarella cheese slices on a platter.

  2. 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.

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

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

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

  6. 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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