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!