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Marinated Mozzarella

Give me cheese, and I am one happy lady.
Marinated Mozzarella - Pink Peppercorns Recipe
Seriously. You don’t even know… Or maybe you do. Cheese = good.
Pair it with a loaf of soft, fluffy bread and I couldn’t be happier.
Unless of course you also gave me a bottle of complex, generously bulging tannin-laden red wine. I’m talkin’ a punch me in the face, blow my hair back, mind-ef kind of wine. Like this one.
Marinated Mozzarella - She Eats
Oh yes. Death, take me now – I’ll never be happier. 
That’s how I felt when I discovered my Secret Recipe Club Assignment this month – Authentic Suburban Gourmet. Lisa’s blog is everything I love about food – refined cratch, seasonal, real cooking. Oh yeah, and her photos are absolutely drool worthy. 
I honestly haven’t ever been so torn in choosing an SRC recipe…For reals. She has so many great dishes on her blog:
See what I mean? And this is just a pinch of her recipes… Too many to choose!! That being said, I ultimately settled on marinated mozzarella balls. Because as I said before – I love cheese. And bread. And wine. And it was heavenly…. And it had the word “balls” in the title… And I’m apparently 5.
Marinated Mozzarella Appetizer - She Eats

Marinated Mozzarella




  • Fresh Mozzarella Balls or Buratta, drained (Cow or Buffalo works well)
  • Good Quality Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • Zest of one medium lemon
  • Fresh Basil, chiffonade
  • Hawaiian Red Salt
  • Pink Peppercorns


  1. Place cheese in a large bowl.
  2. Drizzle generously with the olive oil, followed by the lemon zest, basil and a good helping of salt. Scrunch pink peppercorns over the lot.
  3. Grab a fat loaf of fabulous bread.
  4. Eat.

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  • Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet }
    August 19, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Good Morning! So happy that you enjoyed my blog and YES you picked a great recipe. It is so easy YET so tasty. I look forward to browsing through your blog. Glad to be part of SRC with you!

  • Camilla Mann
    August 19, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Visiting from Group A – I did an orphan rescue from last week’s reveal – and I am in LOVE with this recipe. Oh, my! I am making it this weekend. I am a major caseophile…and I’ve never made this. Wow. Thanks for sharing with the SRC.

  • chelsy
    August 19, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    This looks heavenly. Great choice 🙂

  • Karen - Cinnamon Freud
    August 20, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Mmm this looks good!

  • Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice
    August 21, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    Sigh – this looks amazing especially with that amazing salt – through in some fresh tomatoes and I’m in summer heaven!

  • teaandscones
    August 21, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    5. LOL But this marinated cheese is nothing to laugh at. Good choice.