You are here: Home » Recipes » Marinated Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomato Marinated Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomato Recipe by Our Cookbook Collection Yield 4 servings Ripe summery tomatoes and good-quality mozzarella are a must for this simple starter. Chronicle Books PrintEmail Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds -- Grated zest of 1 lemon15 -- basil leaves, shredded2 teaspoons chopped oregano2 teaspoons best-quality extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to finish2 teaspoons grapeseed oil1 -- garlic clove, crushed1/2 teaspoon Maldon sea salt -- Black pepper8 to 9 ounces buffalo mozzarella2 medium ripe tomatoes (red, yellow or mixed) Instructions Scatter the fennel seeds in a small frying pan over medium heat and dry-roast until they begin to pop. Transfer to a mortar and pestle and crush roughly. Place the crushed seeds in a small bowl and add the remaining marinade ingredients. Break the mozzarella roughly with your hands. Smear it with the marinade and set aside for 15 to 30 minutes. To serve, cut the tomatoes into wedges and plate along with the marinated mozzarella. Drizzle with extra olive oil and serve. Reprinted with permission from Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London's Ottolenghi (Chronicle Books, 2011).