Fresh mozzarella is a creamy, rich cheese you can use to make salads, appetizers, crostini’s, pasta, and pizza.
Fresh mozzarella a staple food to make caprese appetizers using toothpicks or skewers.
You can also make crostini’s or bruschetta using fresh mozzarella cheese.
Not only that, you can add fresh mozzarella to pasta, pizza, and salad recipes for a rich flavoring.
Fresh mozzarella can be paired with tomatoes, peaches, watermelon, strawberries, and fresh basil leaves to create luscious appetizers that will tantalize your taste buds.
Alternate fresh mozzarella and your chosen fruit combination, along with a fresh basil leaf to fill up a toothpick or a skewer. You can make the appetizer ahead of time and place it in the fridge prior to your guests coming over.
When you’re ready to serve them, add a drizzle of balsamic reduction over the appetizers to give them a chef worthy look, and add a hint of sweetness.
- Tomato caprese
- Peach caprese
- Pepperoni caprese
- Strawberry caprese with lemon and basil
- Fresh mozzarella and watermelon skewer
- Prosciutto peach skewer
Margarita pizza is a classic pizza that is made with pizza sauce and fresh mozzarella. After it’s been baked in the oven, fresh basil leaves are placed on top and it starts to wilt a little right before it’s served.
Fresh mozzarella is usually placed sparingly on pizza, due to it’s rich flavor.
You can also place more fresh mozzarella in the center of the pizza after it’s come out of the oven.
When you’re taking a slice of pizza, you can grab a little more fresh mozzarella from the center, and enjoy it’s creamy, soft texture on top of your pizza slice.
Crostini’s are small pieces of baguette that have been toasted in the oven with a drizzle of olive oil.
You can add pesto, fresh tomatoes, roasted tomatoes, basil leaves, herbs with olive oil, peaches, and fresh mozzarella to create your own enticing appetizers.
Fresh mozzarella will enhance the flavor of the crostini, giving it a body of flavor to enjoy along with its pairings.
- Caprese pesto crostini’s
- Roasted cheery tomato crostini with fresh mozzarella
- Fresh mozzarella crostini with herbs
- Peach, tomato and mozzarella crostini
Fresh mozzarella is added at the end of making pasta, due to it’s soft, delicate makeup.
Fresh mozzarella will melt into the soft, adding a thick, velvety finish to pasta sauce.
You can also add it to ricotta cheese and stuff ravioli pasta with it as a savory filling. Drizzle with a brown butter and sage sauce over the pasta for a rich, buttery sauce to dip your ravioli in.
- Pistachio pesto pasta
- Creamy tomato pasta
- Spaghetti margarita pasta
- Mozzarella basil gnocchi
- Lemon and mozzarella ravioli
A classic fresh mozzarella salad is a caprese salad.
Typically, a caprese salad is made with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, strips of fresh basil leaves, and is drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
You can use fresh mozzarella in pasta salad as well, to add a ton of rich, creamy flavor.