caprese

noun
ca·​pre·​se | \kə-ˈprā-zē, -(ˌ)zā\

Definition of caprese 

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

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Appropriately, the menu features land and sea fare, plus a caprese bar and an oyster boat. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Eataly opens beach-inspired restaurant, plus other restaurant news," 26 June 2018 Giambrone brought us a carafe of red wine, bread and a large plate of cheeses, cured meats, tuna-stuffed peppers, eggplant, artichokes and olives, followed by a plate of caprese (tomatoes and mozzarella). Alice Short, latimes.com, "Avoiding pain and finding only pleasure in Sicily," 27 May 2018 Salads are as good as the pies, especially shaved Brussels sprouts with almonds and dried cherries in fall or summer’s caprese tower with creamy mozzarella and rainbow bright tomatoes. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "10 best Downtown Indianapolis restaurants for weekenders," 5 Oct. 2017 Bite into a refreshing caprese sandwich and allow your taste buds to transport you. Catherine O’neill, Bon Appetit, "Your August Horoscopes: A Big Sandwich for Every Zodiac Sign," 1 Aug. 2017 A close second: sliced tomatoes with fresh mozzarella, the classic Italian caprese salad. Bryn Mooth, Cincinnati.com, "'Tis the season for tomatoes, gazpacho," 2 Aug. 2017 This one is Adam Rapoport's famous caprese that swaps out figs for the traditional tomatoes. Anya Tchoupakov, Bon Appetit, "25 Healthy Fruit Recipes Because That's What Summer Is For," 21 July 2017 Tomatoes One of my all-time favorite salads is a simple caprese and summer is the best time to enjoy this classic treat. NBC News, "10 Seriously Filling Salads You'll Want to Eat All Summer," 6 June 2017 Tomatoes One of my all-time favorite salads is a simple caprese and summer is the best time to enjoy this classic treat. NBC News, "10 Seriously Filling Salads You'll Want to Eat All Summer," 6 June 2017

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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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