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Marinated Cheese Balls

Marinated Cheese Balls
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 4 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 8
Enjoy these delicious herb-lime juice marinated cheese balls – delightful appetizers served with crackers.
Updated October 16, 2012

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf (Italian) parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon tricolored peppercorns, coarsely crushed
  • 2 containers (8 oz each) bocconcini (small fresh mozzarella cheese balls), drained
  • Round buttery crackers, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, place oil, lemon juice, herbs, salt, pepper flakes and peppercorns. Seal bag; shake to blend.
  • 2
    Add cheese balls. Seal bag; turn to coat. Refrigerate at least 4 hours to marinate, turning occasionally. Serve with crackers.

  • The longer the cheese marinates, the more flavor it will have. Marinate overnight if time allows or up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
211
Total Fat
21g
0%
Saturated Fat
7g
0%
Sodium
201mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
1g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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