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Looking for an easy but impressive appetizer? Simply dressed fresh mozzarella is a perfect pre-dinner bite.

mozzarella with anchovies and truffle oil

Sometimes simple is best. When your ingredients are fresh and flavorful, you don't need to overdress a dish. This simple appetizer is sure to impress your dinner guests with creamy fresh mozzarella, salty anchovies and decadent truffle oil.

Fresh mozzarella with anchovies and truffle oil recipe

Serves 4


  • 4 fresh mozzarella balls (like ciliegine)
  • Truffle oil
  • Preserved black truffles, chopped (optional)
  • 8 fillets of anchovies
  • 8 thick slices tomato
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • Arugula, chopped coarsely or left whole


  1. Slice mozzarella balls in half.
  2. Scatter arugula on a plate. Place mozzarella on top of arugula. Top with truffles, if using. Drizzle with truffle oil, then place a slice of tomato, a basil leaf and a fillet of anchovy on top of the mozzarella. Drizzle with more truffle oil.

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Comments on "Fresh mozzarella with anchovies and truffle oil"

Kendra January 16, 2013 | 1:16 PM

I don't know about this! I'm not the biggest fan of mozzarella or anchovies! My husband would like this, though.

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