Marinated Fresh Mozzarella Balls

Elevate your appetizer game with these adorable Mason Jar Marinated Fresh Mozzarella Balls! These bite-sized morsels of creamy goodness are marinated in a flavorful blend of herbs, garlic, and olive oil, resulting in a burst of Mediterranean flavors with every bite. Packed in cute mason jars, they’re not only delicious but also make for a charming presentation. Perfect for picnics, parties, or a simple snack, these marinated mozzarella balls are a crowd-pleasing treat that will have everyone reaching for more. Grab a jar, pop it open, and savor the delightful flavors of this irresistible appetizer!

June 13, 2023
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella Balls

Marinated Fresh Mozzarella Balls

Alissa DiSanto
  • Prep Time
    5 min
  • Cook Time
    2 hrs
  • Total Time
    2 hrs 5 min
  • Servings
  • Difficulty
    Super Easy


  • 12 oz fresh mozzarella balls or Ciliegini
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano chopped
  • 2 tbsp sun dried tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 bunch basil chopped
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • Salt


  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients except the mozzarella by thoroughly whisking. Generously season with salt and taste. Fresh mozzarella is very bland and needs a good amount of salt.
  2. Once marinade is combined, add in the mozzarella, and toss to coat. Allow this to marinate and soak for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours in the fridge. At this time I just cover the bowl with plastic wrap or I transfer to a mason jar depending on how soon I’m going to use the cheese.
  3. Serve in a bowl with crusty bread and toothpicks.


  • If not using all at once, I transfer to a mason jar fitted with a tight lid and use as needed. Store in fridge for up to 5 days.

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