aperitivo – lemon flavoured mozzarella

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You remember my last post about aperitivo? Today there is another approach for a really refreshing mozzarella dip perfect for fresh baguette accompanied by crisp white wine.


For the record:
I found this recipe years ago at Jamie Oliver; during one of his TV shows he simply chopped & mixed everything. You know his casual style of cooking…




The result doesn’t look so spectacular, but it tastes like freshness, lightness, melting in your mouth!

What do we need?



It’s just:

  • zest of an organic lemon
  • buffalo mozzarella
  • Greek yoghurt.



We start w/ grating the lemon zest & add it to the Greek yoghurt.

Then we chop the buffalo mozzarella – roughly!

We mix all together w/ a spoon & add freshly grated pepper & a pinch of salt!




Grab a plate & arrange some tablespoons of the mozzarella mix w/ fresh baguette, some green olives (or black olives), some fresh tomatoes (or dried tomatoes), some prosciutto crudo (or prosciutto cotto or salame).





aperitivo – lemon flavoured mozzarella
Jamie Oliver made it simple - as always: just mozzarella, lemon zest and Greek yoghurt resp. sour cream. It's perfect w/ some fresh baguette & a glas of crisp white wine.
Prep Time15 minutes
  • 1 buffalo mozzarella about 125 g
  • zest of 1 organic lemon
  • 100 g Greek yoghurt 10% OR sour cream (20%)
  • salt & pepper
how to:
  • Grate the lemon zest.
  • Chop the mozzarella.
  • Mix Greek yoghurt resp. sour cream w/ chopped mozzarella & lemon zest.
  • Add salt & pepper.
Organic lemon: Depending on the size of the lemon as well as your preference of intensity of lemon flavour you may use the zest of half a lemon as well as zest of the whole lemon.
Lemon juice: you may add some lemon juice (about 1 tsp) if you like - I don’t like it.
Salt & pepper: I prefer few salt, but lots of freshly ground pepper.
The lemon flavoured mozzarella can be prepared some hours in advance; it should be stored in the fridge. The mozzarella mess thickens a little bit in the fridge - it doesn’t matter!
If you plan to store the lemon flavoured mozzarella for longer you should use sour cream.



You may store the mozzarella mess in your fridge until next day – if leftovers happen (usually not!).


The businesswoman w/ too many office hours thinks

This is just another quick appetizer for any aperitivo as well as any brunch buffet. I only have to double or even triple the amounts of the ingredients to prepare a big bowl for a dozen people or so.





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