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Marinated Cheese and Tomatoes

No recipe image available.A classic Italian first course salad of marinated cubes of mozzarella cheese, marinated sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, fresh herbs and red pepper flakes.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound Wisconsin part-skim Mozzarella cheese, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
1 (8-ounce) jar marinated sun-dried tomatoes (with oil)
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 cup olive oil

Cooking Directions:

  1. In bowl, toss all ingredients except olive oil to blend thoroughly.
  2. Pack into 3 cup glass or plastic container with tight-fitting lid.
  3. Pour over enough olive oil to cover.
  4. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks, pressing down occasionally to be certain cheese and tomatoes are covered.
  5. Bring to room temperature before using.

Makes 4 servings.

Tip: After tomatoes and cheese are used, any remaining seasoned oil can be used for sautéing meats, poultry, fish and vegetables.

Recipe courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.