Marinated Mozzarella Cubes


* 1 pound mozzarella cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes

* 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained and cut into bite-size pieces

* 6 fresh thyme sprigs

* 2 garlic cloves, minced

* 1-1/4 cups olive oil

* 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary

* 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

* 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

* Bread or crackers


* In a quart jar with a tight-fitting lid, layer a third of the cheese, peppers, thyme and garlic. Repeat layers twice.

* In a small bowl, whisk the oil, rosemary, Italian seasoning and pepper flakes. Pour into jar; seal and turn upside down. Refrigerate overnight, turning several times. Serve with bread or crackers. Yield: 4 cups.