What is Boccocini you may ask.....
Bocconcini, meaning "little bites" in Italian, are egg sized or smaller mozzarella cheeses that originated in Naples or as I like to say, little bites of yumminess.
This is one of those recipes you can 'play' with, add more add less of anything and everything, it's super fresh and makes a delicious appetizer or salad - love it!
I started off with TreStelle Bocconcini Pearls, tiny little morsels of fresh mozzarella.
I used these Mucci Blended Flavour tomatoes, they're small, colourful and I find they have low acidity.
In a medium sized bowl I added 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1 tsp of dried thyme,
1 tsp of dried oregano, 3 fresh basil leaves sliced into slivers, 1 clove of garlic minced and salt and pepper to taste. I mixed it all up, added a handful of the bocconcini pearls (drained) and about 2 cups of the tomatoes cut in half.
As I mentioned, this is a non-recipe, recipe. Add more or less of the ingredients, add some olives or cucumber. Hubby loves oregano and pepper so I always add more, add some red pepper flakes for a bit of a kick - yum! Let it all marinate together for an hour or more in the fridge.
Serve it with little skewers or toothicks as I did for an easy appetizer or in a bowl as a salad or a great addition to an antipasto.
Check out the TreStelle website for more amazing cheese recipes.