Calamata Olive & Marinated Mozzarella Pearl Pizza

Makes 10 mini pizzas Ingredients Pizza Dough Pizza Sauce 2 cups calamata olives, chopped and pitted Marinated mini mozzarella balls Directions Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Roll out the pizza dough into 10 equal round pies. Place the dough on baking sheet lines with parchment paper. Spoon a bit of sauce on each pie and a […]

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Fresh Mozzarella

Makes 1 pound of fresh mozzarella Ingredients 1 pound cheese curds 4 quarts (16 cups) water ¼ cup salt Directions In a large saucepot over high heat, bring water to a boil. Meanwhile, cut cheese curds in small pieces and add into hot water. Melt slowly until it softens and then pull large mass of […]

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Fresh Mozzarella and Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients For roasted tomatoes 8 plum tomatoes, cut in half and seeds removed 3 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed 2 cloves garlic, sliced thin ½ teaspoon sugar (optional) ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt Freshly ground pepper For salad 1 pound fresh mozzarella, ¼-inch thick slices Basil pesto, for drizzling Maldon salt Freshly […]

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Grilled Fresh Mozzarella Cheese with Basil Pesto

Serves 4 Ingredients 8 slices of country white bread Basil pesto, recipe follows 8 slices of homemade mozzarella, sliced in 3” rounds 2 tablespoons olive oil Directions To assemble sandwich, smear insides of bread slices with pesto. Arrange a layer of mozzarella slices over the top and then place another piece of bread on top […]

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Half-the-Pasta Lasagna

Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 small Italian eggplant ½ package of lasagna noodles (whole wheat if available) 1 egg 1 cup skim ricotta 1 cup kalamata olives, chopped 2 cloves garlic ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, leaves chopped Salt & pepper 6 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced […]

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Heirloom Tomato & Mozzarella Salad

with Basil Oil Drizzle & Anchovies Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1 clove garlic ½ cup plus extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon salt Squeeze of lemon (optional) 6-8 tomatoes, sliced or wedged 6-8 pieces fresh mozzarella cheese (equivalent to the tomato size) 10-12 anchovies, whole of halved Maldon sea salt Directions […]

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Mini Mozzarella Pearls Marinating in Herbs & Chili

Makes 1 pound of marinated mini mozzarella balls Ingredients 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1/2-1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 pound fresh mini mozzarella balls 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, […]

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Mozzarella Pizzas with Selection of Toppings

Ingredients Pizza Dough Pizza Sauce Toppings Fresh Mozzarella, sliced thin Directions Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Roll out the pizza dough into 3 round pies. Place the dough on baking sheet lines with parchment paper. Spoon a bit of sauce on each pie and add the desired toppings. Place a few slices of the mozzarella over […]

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Nissa’s Lasagna

Makes one large lasagna Ingredients Olive oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 medium yellow, onions, chopped small 2 medium carrots, chopped small 2 medium green zucchini, chopped small 1 cup broccoli florets, cut super small 4 medium tomatoes, chopped small ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved) ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped […]

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Whole-Wheat Pesto Mozzarella Panini

Serves 6 Ingredients Whole-wheat bread Fresh mozzarella slices Tomato slices Salt Basil sauce (recipe follows) Olive oil Directions Place basil sauce on each side of the bread slices and on the basil sauce place sliced mozzarella and tomato, season with a little salt. Combine the slices to form a sandwich and brunch the top side […]

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