Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mozzarella Bites



For as much as I love those Caprese Skewers, I don't think I can look at them one more time.
I made them for every summer party last year, because they are pretty and so damn easy.

I needed a change for the little fresh mozzarella balls called Ciliegine (little cherries).

I got this great idea from Elaine at The Italian Dish and I guess these will be my new favorite summer easy appetizer.

Roast yellow and red bell peppers. My easy method is here.

Slice into long thin strips and roll around nice little fresh mozzarella balls packed in water. Secure at the ends with a toothpick.



Season w/ sea salt & pepper and drizzle a little white balsamic vinegar and olive oil just before serving.

Garnish with fresh basil leaves cut into chiffonade.



Can be made 2 hours ahead.

Enjoy!


8 comments:

Karen said...

Great alternative to the caprese skewers (which I also made incessantly last summer!)

The Japanese Redneck said...

Those are pretty.

kat said...

Oh I can almost taste those & they make a great presentation with the color of the peppers

Joanne said...

These are so cute and would definitely be a family favorite!

Oui, Chef said...

I'm in! These are fresh, pretty and EASY. Wow, three of my favorite words all strung together, must be a winner. - S

Dana said...

Thank you for this. I have a couple of regular catering gigs coming up over the next few months and need easy and transportable yummies to bring. Love this.

The Healthy Gourmet........................ said...

Go one step further and stuff the boccaccini into a cherry tomato that has been cleaned out with a melon baller and wrap that around a strip of roasted yellow pepper. Make a balsamic glaze and put it in a squirt bottle and decorate.

Michele said...

Adorable!