Easy Caprese Stuffed Fresh Mozzarella

a new twist on a classic recipe
A new twist on a classic recipe
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2 Fresh Mozzarella Ball medium or large
12 Cherry tomatoes or 2-3 medium to large ripe but firm tomatoes seeded and chopped
¼ Onion small, chopped
1 stalk Celery chopped
¾ tsp Oregano
¼ tsp Salt
4-5 leaves Basil fresh, chopped
2-3 tbsp Olive oil plus more for serving
1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar

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Easy Caprese Stuffed Fresh Mozzarella


This Easy Caprese Stuffed Fresh Mozzarella recipe is a new twist on a classic Italian salad. The key ingredients of the beloved caprese salad – tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and herbs – are piled into a large fresh mozzarella ball to make a flavorful and delicious antipasto salad the whole family will love. Plus, it’s easy enough for any day of the week and elegant enough for guests.

This recipe is a breeze to make, but there are a few helpful tips. Be sure the mozzarella and tomatoes are at room temperature, so remove them from the refrigerator one hour before you plan to serve this dish. Once removed from the fridge, drain the fresh mozzarella well and let sit in a strainer over a bowl for 20 minutes. Caprese salad is sometimes finished with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar before serving. Try this trick to add a little acidity for the final tasting touch.

To make the Easy Caprese Stuffed Fresh Mozzarella, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Easy Caprese Stuffed Fresh Mozzarella


Drain mozzarella


Drain 2 medium or large fresh mozzarella balls and place them in a strainer over a bowl for about 20 minutes.


Hollow out mozzarella


Carefully hollow out the mozzarella and chop what you've scooped out.


Combine caprese salad ingredients


In a medium bowl, combine chopped mozzarella, 12 chopped cherry tomatoes, ¼ chopped onion, 1 chopped celery stalk, ¾ teaspoon oregano, ¼ teaspoon salt, 4-5 leaves chopped fresh basil, 2-3 tablespoons olive oil, and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar and gently toss.


Stuff mozzarella


Fill the hollowed-out mozzarella balls with the caprese mixture. Serve any extra stuffing caprese mixture on the side.



Serve immediately with the additional drizzle of olive oil and garnished with fresh basil leaves.

This Easy Caprese Stuffed Fresh Mozzarella recipe is a new take on a classic antipasto dish that is packed with flavor and easy to prepare. Give this recipe a go, and don’t forget to tag #cookmerecipes on Instagram!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Fantastic cheese appetizer! Thanks for sharing!

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