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Bocconcini

Definition: Bocconcini

Bocconcini, pronounced boh-kohn-CHEE-nee
Not to be confused with broccoli, bocconcini are small (about 1 inch in diameter) nuggets of fresh mozzarella cheese. They are sold in whey or water.

Literally translated, bocconcini means "small mouthful." In Italy the word can refer to a dish that is a mouthful.

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macchiatolove macchiatolove 8 years
I love bocs! my favourite salad is the caprese salad which is slices of bocconcini, basil leaves and slices of tomato arranged on a plate and drizzled with olive oil. Tuscanstellina's suggestion, breaded and fried sounds so good! Man, I'm starving after reading this article, haha!
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I could eat those suckers by the pound. Yum!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Not for me...
Munkeyhed Munkeyhed 8 years
My go-to summer sald is bocconcini, grape tomatoes, chick peas & a very good vinaigrette marinated overnight. So good!
odyssea odyssea 8 years
I like to use them in an Italian pasta salad with penne and grape tomatoes. It makes for a yummy lunch.
tuscanstellina tuscanstellina 8 years
They are fantastic breaded and fried. Definitely a treat!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
they have those at Whole Foods in the salad bar type thing and i used to love to get them with tomatoes and make my own budget caprese salad :)
suziryder suziryder 8 years
Mmm that salad looks amaaaaazing!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
mmmm I love this salad with the bocconcini and cherry/grape tomatoes. delicious!!!
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