Friday, March 30, 2012

Roasted Red Bell Pepper, Fresh Mozzarella, and Basil Roll Ups


This a vibrant and flavorful appetizer (or side dish) that is a great alternative to the beloved Caprese salad (tomato, fresh mozzarella and basil).

If you have roasted bell peppers in your freezer, you can make this roll ups very quickly - How to Roast and Freeze Red Bell Peppers




Roasted Red Bell Pepper, Mozzarella, and Basil Roll Ups

Defrost the red bell peppers by placing them (inside the freezer bag) in a bowl filled with hot water. After 15 minutes they should be ready to use.


Slice each bell pepper into 3 or 4 long strips and pat them dry with a paper towel.


Season each strip with salt and pepper.



And drizzle them with a very good quality olive oil.


Place a thin slice of fresh mozzarella over each strip of bell pepper. Make sure to slice the cheese as thin as possible - that will make rolling the peppers much easier.


Top it with a fresh basil leaf.


And gently roll it.


Keep it all together with the help of a mini skewer or a toothpick.


Serve as an appetizer or side dish.


A drizzle of balsamic vinegar reduction would be a great compliment!

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