Meaning of caprese in English:


Pronunciation /kəˈpreɪzi/


  • Denoting a salad of mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and fresh basil.

    ‘lunch featured a caprese salad and vegetable antipasto’
    • ‘"It's a take-off on the caprese appetizer," he says.’
    • ‘She got ravioli, and I just got a caprese salad.’
    • ‘I ordered "Caprese bread" on the theory that it could not be made without fresh ingredients.’
    • ‘A better choice might be a caprese salad layered with tissue-thin slices of proscuitto de Parma.’
    • ‘There are a few oddities, such as a Winter Caprese Salad (p.30), in which Mario uses plum tomatoes and fresh basil leaves.’
    • ‘You couldn't find this five years ago, but now it seems every restaurant mixes in some form of Caprese dish.’
    • ‘I was debating whether or not this recipe should go into the book, as there's probably a Caprese salad in every Italian cookbook around.’
    • ‘To the sounds of Pavarotti, we sampled the insalata caprese ($7) and a Caesar salad ($6).’
    • ‘Sweet roasted peppers formed the center of a Caprese salad ringed by generous slices of mozzarella, sweet basil and pale tomatoes.’
    • ‘I packed a light dinner of caprese salad, crusty breads, fresh fruit, and cold roasted chicken.’
    • ‘The sweet, buttery buffalo mozzarella in the caprese salad is shipped from Italy and arrives at Grand Street less than a day old.’
    • ‘Traditional Caprese salad ($6) has sweet, fresh bocconcini cheese, perfectly ripe tomatoes and pungent fresh basil.’
    • ‘The panini are pretty good too, especially the one that manages to compress an entire insalata caprese into the space of a toasted sandwich.’
    • ‘"The next step is to add a gene for mozzarella flavoring, and presto, you've engineered a caprese salad into a tomato."’
    • ‘I made kind of a caprese salad with the local tomatoes and the basil, dressed them in Sicilian extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice.’
    • ‘The Caprese salad ($6) featured alternating slices of creamy mozzarella and thick tomato, sprinkled with basil and drizzled with olive oil.’
    • ‘The Caprese bufala salad ($9.95) is a spiral of fresh tomatoes, arugula and buffalo mozzarella, accented by the ubiquitous extra virgin.’
    • ‘My charming dinner companion had the Cherry Caprese salad - cherry tomatoes, bruscetta, basil and mozzarella.’
    • ‘The Italian classic, insalata caprese, has super-ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and really good olive oil.’
    • ‘Even the tried-and-tired Caprese salad becomes an entirely new thing with slow-roasted tomatoes in place of raw.’


Italian, literally ‘of Capri’.