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Mediterranean Vegetables with Buffalo Mozzarella and Balsamic Pearls

Prep 5 minutesCooking 15 minutes2 people

Italian-inspired salad, with roasted red peppers and courgettes bolstered with rich creamy Buffalo Mozzerella, then an extra touch of excitement from the exploding balsamic pearls. Adding a little fresh basil at the end rounds the dish off nicely. Make it for a light lunch, starter, side salad or sharing at a dinner party.


15 minutes

Side Dish

30 minute or less


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Side Dish



3 tbsp Cornicabra Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt & black pepper

2 medium courgettes, cut into long, thin ribbons (you can use a potato peeler to do this)

1 large or 2 small red peppers, de-seeded, cut into long, 1cm-thick slices

1 medium red onion, thinly sliced

125g Buffalo mozzarella, torn

1 heaped tbsp Balsamic Pearls



Fresh Basil

Barley Couscous or bread, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat the oven to 200C. Toss the vegetables with the Cornicabra Extra Virgin Olive Oil, salt and freshly ground black pepper and spread in a single layer on a large roasting tray.
  2. Roast on the top shelf of the oven for 12 – 15 minutes, turning once.
  3. Remove and toss with fresh torn mozzarella and scatter over the Balsamic Pearls. You can add some freshly torn basil too if you like.

Included in this Recipe

Balsamic Pearls

Balsamic Pearls

Tiny jelly-enclosed spheres of Balsamic vinegar that explode with flavour when you bite into them.

Cornicabra Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml

Cornicabra Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml

Spanish single varietal extra virgin olive oil made from olives grown in Andalucia, this oil is perfect for cooking and for making dressings.

Barley Couscous

Barley Couscous

Our nutty high fibre couscous that has been awarded a Great Taste star in 2012.