Take a bite: These mozzarella bites are low in calories and high in flavor and crunch.
Balls of mozzarella are traditionally available in eight sizes (see the chart below). Perlini are the smallest.
You can use them in and on baked potatoes lasagna, nachos, omelets, pasta, pizza, salad, soups, tacos and vegetables.
We’ve even put them on cocktail picks along with diced celery, as a Bloody Mary garnish.
This recipe, from BelGioioso, is both elegant and fun. It uses their perline (“little pearls” in Italian, also called pearl balls in English).
Ingredients For 8 Pieces
1. PLACE the tomatoes in a bowl and set aside. In a small bowl, combine the vinaigrette ingredients and whisk until emulsified. Pour the dressing over the tomatoes and allow to marinate for at least one hour.
2. SLICE the cucumber into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Place on a serving tray. Top each cucumber slice with marinated tomatoes and place three Fresh Mozzarella Pearls on top.