A white bowl filled with Italian marinated mozzarella pearls with a sprig of fresh basil on top.
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Italian Marinated Mozzarella Pearls

These Italian Marinated Mozzarella Pearls are only 5 ingredients and make for a simple but festive appetizer or a colorful addition to a cheese board!
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: marinated cheese recipe, marinated mozzarella recipe
Author: Whitney Reist | Sweet Cayenne


  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella pearls
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, diced into ½’’ pieces
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chiffonade cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons high-quality olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • Pinch of salt and 3 turns of a black pepper grinder


  • Place all ingredients in a medium bowl. Toss lightly with a rubber spatula to combine. Serve immediately or chill for up to 4 hours, leaving off the basil if you do not plan to serve right away. Let the cheese sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes before adding the basil and serving for the best flavor and texture.