Marinated Mozzarella and Fig Slices

A mediterranean favourite.

INGREDIENTS:
5 ounces buffalo mozzarella, regular mozzarella or bocconcini
5-6 firm figs
6-8 mint leaves
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Marinade:
2 tablespoons walnut oil
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed

YIELD: Serves 5 - 6 persons

COURSE: Appetizers Tapas Meze

CUISINE: Greek

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Slice the cheese to about 1/8 inch thickness. Beat the marinade ingredients together in a bowl and season to taste. Coat the cheese slices in marinade, cover and cool for 2-8 hours.
  2. Just before serving, take the cheese out of the refrigerator. Trim both ends of the figs and slice each one in 3-4 round slices. Arrange the cheese and fig slices on a round platter.
  3. Dribble the marinade all over the slices and scatter the mint on top.