Roasted Peppers, Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, & Fresh Tomatoes…..mmmmmm



Super delicious and obviously beautiful appetizer or meal.  Looks way more difficult than it appears.  If you can slice a tomato then you can do this!

pep plate

My mother (a.k.a Nonna) would make this along with the million courses served at our amazing holiday dinners.  I am sure if you want to add something else to it you could….possibly even marinara sauce.  It’s hearty enough to be a small meal.  Eat with friends or share with your special someone.   I hope you enjoy Nonna’s Tower of Love.



  • Red, yellow, orange Bell peppers
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Fresh Basil
  • Arugula
  • Tomatoes (garden are best or heirloom if you can get them in season)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • (eggplant optional)*


Roast peppers on the grill. Let cool, remove skins and seeds.  Slice  ( 4-6 pieces)

Slice Mozzarella, Slice tomatoes thick cut. Arrange on bed of arugula, layer tomato, pepper, mozzarella, basil and repeat.  Sprinkle with salt & pepper.  Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.   *You can also add a slice of roasted eggplant or a slice of breaded eggplant for the base.

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