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

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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 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,, "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

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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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