Grilled Jalapeno Mozzarella Poppers

READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 12 poppers


  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 1
    garlic clove, minced
  • 1
    teaspoon lime zest, finely grated
  • 14
    teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 12
    jalapenos, halved and seeded
  • 6
    ounces saputo mozzarellissima cheese
  • 2
    tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • 6
    slices bacon, halved lengthwise


  • Preheat grill to medium-high and grease grates well. Combine olive oil with garlic, lime zest, salt and pepper; brush over cut sides of jalapenos. Stuff one piece of Mozzarellissima into half of the jalapenos and top with cilantro; cap each with an empty jalapeno half. Wrap each pair with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  • Place on grill and cook covered, turning occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes or until bacon is lightly crisped.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook covered for 5 minutes, or until the cheese starts to melt and the jalapeno is tender. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess grease, then serve.
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