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 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 Pronto Italiano now serves gourmet Italian sandwiches, including meatball provolone, chicken Parmigiano and caprese, along with new flatbreads and the classic giant pizza slices, calzones and pastas. San Diego Union-Tribune, "What’s new at San Diego casinos: restaurants, beer, mobile apps and menu changes," 8 Sep. 2019 Sandwiches at Plum Market, such as the Sonoma Club or tomato caprese, appear generous. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Plum Market opens downtown Detroit store on Wednesday," 2 July 2019 The restaurant serves panini and farro bowls with burrata made by Di Stefano Cheese Co. in Pomona, including sandwiches stuffed with caprese, bresaola and prosciutto. Hadley Tomicki,, "Tacos 1986 opens in DTLA; Goat Mafia drops in on Echo Park," 24 June 2019 The Mount Washington Tavern is serving a buffet with offerings like baby back ribs, pulled pork and caprese salad. Christina Tkacik,, "Father's Day dining specials in the Baltimore area," 12 June 2019 LaDelyo’s Creole Catering will stuff tomatoes with shrimp pasta, and Pizza Domenica will serve a Creole tomato and burrata caprese. Ann Maloney,, "Dig into the red, ripe Creole Tomato Fest this weekend," 5 June 2019 Appropriately, the menu features land and sea fare, plus a caprese bar and an oyster boat. Grace Wong,, "Eataly opens beach-inspired restaurant, plus other restaurant news," 26 June 2018

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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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“Caprese.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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