Caprese Mousetraps

    25 minutes

    This real flash Italian version of a mousetrap has Italian bread, tomato, basil and mozzarella cheese toasted up in the oven then drizzled with oil and vinegar.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 slices Italian bread
    • 4 slices ripe tomato
    • 4 leaves fresh basil
    • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, divided

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Lay the 4 slices of Italian bread out on the prepared baking tray; top each piece of bread with a tomato slice, a basil leaf and a slice of mozzarella cheese.
    2. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese has melted, about 7 minutes. Drizzle each sandwich with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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    Wonderful sandwich that's quick, easy and delicious! I used a loaf of Italian breaf. I toasted the bread in the broiler first, salted the tomatoes in order to get the water out of them and added a little cracked black pepper. I didn't bother putting this in the oven but enjoyed this with just the bread being toasted. I cut in into sections and wow - excellent without a ton of effort!  -  15 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    We have eating a version of this a long time. But first, toast bread and rub raw garlic on it while it is still warm. 1/2 Cheese goes on bread first, then tomato, rest of cheese, then basil. Yum!!!  -  11 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great sandwich. Fresh ingredients - use ripe pomodori - and you'd never know the bread was a leftover.  -  07 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)