Bite-sized foods are ideal to make for crowds both large and small. Served with toothpicks these tasty marinated mozzarella balls would make an elegant hors d’oeuvre for New Year's Eve. Prepare ahead of time and watch them quickly disappear as your guests arrive!
Spicy Garlic & Thyme Mozzarella Balls
4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
8 oz. package of fresh Mozzarella, Ciliegine
1 garlic clove, minced
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
1 Tbsp. fresh thyme, minced
2 Tbsp. salted capers, chopped
Salt to taste
Heat 1 Tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and crushed red pepper and stir until garlic becomes fragrant.
Remove from heat and stir in the thyme. Allow to cool slightly before adding capers and remaining 3 Tbsp. of olive oil. Season to taste with salt and extra crushed red pepper.
Pour over mozzarella and stir to coat. Serve with toothpicks as individual appetizers.