Easy Marinated Mozzarella and Tortellini Appetizer Recipe

Serves 15 | Finish in 1-12 hours

Mouth watering fresh mozzarella pearls are marinated in olive oil and herbs then stacked with spicy salami and tender cheese filled tortellini for a simple yet festive one bite appetizer.


  • 1 package Fresh Mozzarella Pearls
  • 1/2 c. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Litehouse® Freeze Dried Garlic
  • 1 tsp. Litehouse® Freeze Dried Basil
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 8 oz. Hard Salami Slices
  • 1 lb. Four Cheese Tortellini


  1. Place the mozzarella pearls, olive oil, salt, garlic, basil, pepper, and bay leaf in a bowl and gently toss to coat.
  2. Allow the mozzarella to marinate 1 hour to overnight.
  3. Meanwhile prepare the tortellini according to package directions then cool.
  4. For extra flavor toss the cooled tortellini in the olive oil with the mozzarella.
  5. Layer a tortellini, a mozzarella pearl, and a slice of salami onto a toothpick and arrange neatly on a serving platter.

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