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.
More Ideas with Fresh Mozzarella:
(Recipes from other blogs may not always be South Beach Diet friendly, check ingredients.)
Caprese Salad with Apricots from Rand at Kalyn's Kitchen
Ten Summer Recipes for Fresh Mozzarella from Alanna at BlogHer
Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Fresh Mozzarella, Spinach, and Tomatoes from Coffee and Vanilla
Tomato Mozzarella Pesto Pasta Salad from The CookMobile
Gluten-Free Mozzarella, Basil, and Tomato Pizza from Gluten Free Gobsmacked
Fried Caprese Bites from Life's Ambrosia
Melon, Ham, and Mozzarella Salad from The Culinary Chase
Homemade Mozzarella and Fresh Margarita Pizza from The Spotted Apron
Fried Mozzarella Balls with Quick Tomato Sauce from Pink Bites
Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad with Sumac from Jane Spice
(I find these recipes from other blogs using Food Blog Search.)