Marinated Mozzarella Balls, Artichokes and Olives

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Red or White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Garlic Clove – finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Italian Seasoning
  • Fresh Herbs of Choice, thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil, parsley
  • Zest of 1 Small Lemon
  • Salt/Pepper To Taste, go easy on the salt
  • 1 Jar Marinated Artichokes – drained, 12oz
  • 8 ounces Mini Fresh Mozzarella Balls in water – drained, Ciliegine
  • 1½ Cups Pitted & Stuffed Green Olives – drained
  • Chopped Pistachos

Instructions

  1. Combine olive oil, vinegar, garlic, Italian seasoning, herbs, lemon zest, salt and pepper.
  2. Gently toss artichokes, mozzarella and olives in mixture until evenly coated. Marinate 30 minutes before serving.
  3. Serve with an extra drizzle of olive oil and chopped pistachios. (optional)

Notes

If not serving within 2-3 hours, mix everything except cheese then add mozzarella shortly before serving.
Store in the refrigerator if not serving immediately. This is best served at room temp.

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