Mozzarella Rolls with California Prunes

Light, and loaded with vitamins and minerals, these mozzarella rolls can be prepared in no time and are a perfect appetizer; surprising the palate with contrasting savoury ingredients and fruit, combined with the intense aroma of basil, and creating a very pleasant array of flavours.

These quick, easy, no-cook mozzarella rolls are perfect for a light summer lunch on the hottest of days…and maybe keep some ready for a picnic, or lunch at the beach!

Makes: 4Prep Time: 15-20 mins


  • 1 block of mozzarella
  • 6 California Prunes
  • 1 peach
  • 450g ham
  • 12 basil leaves
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Pepper


  1. Cut the mozzarella into thin slices. For a fine and perfect result, you can use a mandolin.
  2. Cut each California Prune in half and cut the peach into wedges.
  3. Divide each slice of ham in half.
  4. It’s time to make the rolls:
    – Place a slice of mozzarella on the board and place a slice of ham on top #.
    – Add one of the California Prune halves in the centre, together with a slice of peach and a basil leaf.
    – Then roll everything up.
  5. Season with mixed pepper for a more aromatic effect, and complete with a drizzle of oil.

Serving Suggestion:
Eat as a summer appetiser, for a tasty and healthy buffet, or as part of a picnic.


Teresa Balzano