Smoked Mozzarella And Roasted Pepper With Olive Dressing On Italian Bread
|Kalamata olives/Other brine-cured black olives||4 , pitted|
|Fresh lemon juice||1 Tablespoon|
|Olive oil||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Garlic||1⁄2 Clove (2.5 gm) (Or To Taste)|
|Cayenne||1⁄8 Teaspoon (Or To Taste)|
|Italian bread||4 , halved horizontally (4 Inch Lengths)|
|Yellow bell pepper/Red bell pepper||1 Large, roasted and quartered|
|Smoked mozzarella||1⁄2 Pound, sliced thin|
|Loosely packed basil leaves||1 Cup (16 tbs) (Fresh)|
In a blender blend the olives, the lemon juice, the oil, the garlic, and the cayenne until the mixture is smooth and brush the cut sides of the bread with the olive dressing.
Divide the roasted pepper, the mozzarella, and the basil among the bottom halves of the bread and cover the sandwiches with the top halves of the bread, pressing them firmly.