You can tell how much I’ve been loving these fresh mozzarella “pearls” by Bel Gioioso from Costco, because I actually used a part of this container before I remembered I wanted to take a photo for the blog. I guess the fact I couldn’t wait to eat some is proof enough that I’m endorsing these as one of my Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks, the feature where I rave about products I’d happily buy over and over. At $3.59 for a one-pound container at my Costco, these are a great buy, with a mild, creamy flavor that just says summer to me.
First I used the mozzarella pearls in this Tomato, Olive, and Fresh Mozzarella Salad with Basil Vinaigrette. This was made with the very first basil from this year’s garden, and it was so fresh tasting, even though I don’t have any garden tomatoes yet. I can’t wait to make this again when I have tomatoes from my garden.
Then I after my basil had grown back a little, I made Marinated Fresh Mozzarella with Herbs, another dish with that wonderul herby flavor of summer. This would be a great appetizer when you want to impress your friend without much fuss.