I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like fresh mozzarella. In this fresh mozzarella cheese board there is no cooking involved—all you have to do is dress up cherry tomatoes and bocconcini using a flurry of fresh basil, pretty lemon curls, and a sprinkling of red pepper flakes. It’s the definition of a creative cheese plate.

We created this recipe to include in our party theme that highlights food in the shape of a ball. These bocconcini, or mini fresh mozzarella balls, do their best to get livened up dressed up for a party. A super simple and quick way to entertain in style. The link points to our other recipes using meats and vegetarian ingredients.



1 LB bocconcini, drained
10.5 oz pack cherry tomatoes
3 TB basil, cut into ribbons
1 TB red pepper flakes
curls from 2 lemons
2 TB EV olive oil

Maldon sea salt flakes

Optional: add a drizzle of high-end olive oil

Toss everything together in a bowl. Transfer to plate and drizzle with a little more olive oil and toss on some sea salt.

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