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Easy and flavorful. Very pretty.

Mozzarella "Roses"

Balls of fresh mozzarella wrapped with prosciutto to make a rose.

Ingredients

1/2 medium lemon

1 clove garlic

2 tablespoons fresh chives

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes

9 ounces fresh mozzarella balls

15 slices prosciutto

1 bunch fresh dill

Instructions

1. Squeeze lemon juice into a medium bowl. Peel and crush garlic and add to the bowl along with the chives, olive oil, and red pepper flakes.

2. Drain and add the cheese balls (or cut mozzarella into 3/4 inch cubes and add to the mixture).

3. Marinate at room temperature at least two hours. (Can cover and refrigerate overnight.)

4. Cut prosciutto slices in half lengthwise. Wrap 1 slice of prosciutto around each piece of cheese (to resemble a rose) and 1 small sprig of dill. Secure with toothpick.

Serve immediately.