Roasted Pepper and Mozzarella Bites

Roasted Pepper and Mozzarella Bites

makes about 20 pieces


  • 2 bell peppers, one yellow and one red

  • 1 tub fresh mozzarella, preferably the cherry sized

  • olive oil

  • salt and pepper and/or seasoning that you like (I like Montreal Steak Seasoning for this)

  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves


Set oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the whole peppers on the foil and place under broiler. When the tops of the peppers have turned black, take tongs and rotate peppers. Keep turning peppers until the skin is completely charred. Place peppers in a brown paper lunch sack or in a large zip lock bag. Close. Let steam for 10 minutes. Remove peppers to a cutting board and let cool.

After peppers have cooled, skins will slip off easily. Remove all skins and then cut peppers in half, removing stem carefully so peppers don’t tear. Remove seeds carefully. Slice each pepper half into about 5 or 6 strips. Season pepper strips.

Drain 20 to 22 mozzarella balls. Place mozzarella in small bowl and drizzle some olive oil on them. Sprinkle some salt and pepper and/or your seasoning (don’t be skimpy with the salt) and toss.

Take each mozzarella ball and wrap with a strip of pepper. Secure with a toothpick and place on serving platter. Repeat with remaining peppers and cheese. Slice some fresh basil, and sprinkle over the appetizers.


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