Marinated Mozzarella Antipasti

This is a quick appetizer to make and the result is tangy and packed with flavor. Roasted red peppers, mozzarella balls and olives soak up the lemon and basil while it marinates for a refreshing combination.
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Marinate Time: 2 hours


  • 1 cup pitted olives, any variety
  • 1 cup bocconcini (bite-size mozzarella balls)
  • 1 cup sliced fresh basil (thin ribbons)
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar red peppers, drained and chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, halved and sliced thin
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Let marinate for at least 2 hours at room temperature before serving.

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