Marinated Mozzarella Cubes
Marinated Mozzarella Cubes are an easy appetizer to take to a party, too. They keep well, so you can make a batch or two and keep on hand for any surprise guests.
Preparation: 20 min. Chill: 8-hour least (The more time the mozzarella has to marinate, the more flavorful they will get.) Yield: Makes about 4 cups
3 (8-oz.) blocks mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes
1 (8.5-oz.) jar sun-dried tomatoes, drained and halved
1/2 cup olive oil
3 tablespoon finely shredded fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Decorate with fresh rosemary stems or flat-leaf parsley sprigs
1. Cut blocks of cheese into 1-inch cubes. Arrange cheese cubes and tomato halves in an 8-inch square baking platter.
2. Mix together 1/2 cup olive oil, shredded parsley, and next 6 ingredients together in a large bowl, and then pour evenly over cheese cubes. Cover and chill at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours. Transfer mixture to a serving plate. Garnish with fresh flat-leaf parsley twig, or spear tomato halves and cheese cubes with short rosemary stems if desired. At the end, drizzle with marinade.