ca·​pre·​se | \ kə-ˈprā-zē How to pronounce caprese (audio) , -(ˌ)zā \

Definition of caprese

: a salad consisting of slices of mozzarella and tomatoes, basil, and olive oil or Italian dressing

Examples of caprese in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Try the gnocchi Sorrentino, linguine and clam sauce, or and stuffed zucchini flowers and caprese salad. Jeanne O'brien Coffey, Forbes, "An Igloo On Boston Harbor And Other Ways To Dine Out Safely In The Hub," 17 Mar. 2021 The food menu offers snacks such as bruschetta, caprese salad, sliders and charcuterie boards. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, "Neighborhood wine bars are having a 'renaissance' in metro Phoenix. Here are 5 to try soon," 4 Mar. 2021 Wednesday: an open-face caprese sandwich situation al desko. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appétit, "100 Lunch Ideas on What the Heck to Pack for Work," 25 Feb. 2021 An apps feast comes with seven cocktail snacks, including meatballs, caprese skewers and shrimp cocktail ($100). Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "25 Twin Cities restaurants offering takeout meals for New Year's Eve," 22 Dec. 2020 The menu includes chicken parmesan, crispy pork and chicken caprese, and classics like the turkey club and Italian sub. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Montrose chef opens another restaurant inside his restaurant," 13 Aug. 2020 Veal dishes are big sellers, along with Bolognese, and caprese for salads, Zaloshnja said. Marc Bona, cleveland, "The Palazzo realizes chef-owner’s dream on Cleveland’s West Side (photos)," 1 Oct. 2019 Porchetta to pot-roast melt, caprese to crab cakes and more, the list is pretty diversified in both sandwiches and locations. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Food Network includes Banter’s Polish Boy among best sandwiches in U.S.," 9 Jan. 2020 One of the Hostads’ favorite things to do with fresh tomatoes is to throw together a caprese salad consisting of tomatoes, usually a cherry or grape variety, cut in half, fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, salt and pepper. Joan Elovitz Kazan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "We challenged local chefs to create 6-ingredient tomato recipes. Here's what they came up with.," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of caprese

1978, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caprese

Italian, short for insalata caprese, literally, salad in the manner of Capri

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The first known use of caprese was in 1978

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1 Apr 2021

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“Caprese.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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