Food Truck

One of the best parts about summer is all the outdoor fests and activities. There is always good food and entertainment. One thing we love about the warmer months is that we get to bring our food truck out and about!

With our Mobile Cucina, we are bringing our kitchen to you! 

Our mobile cucina is equipped with a stovetop, fryers, and more so that we can cater to all your needs. The menu is continuously changing, but we can do a variety of different options. A few of our favorites

  • Tacos
  • Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich
  • Homemade Sausage Sandwich
  • Beef Sandwich
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Hand Cut French Fries
  • Imported Zucchini Flowers

Just to name a few! The best part is that the menu can be changed and updated to fit the needs of the event!

Did you know that you can have our Mobile Cucina at your next party? Take your party to the next level by catering with our food truck. It’s our same delicious food served in a unique way!

Call us at (866)227-8867 or email us at contactus@shopcaputos.com

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5 Summertime Smoothies

With the sun shining & the weather being beautiful, it is the perfect time to cool off with a refreshing summer smoothie!

Long days outdoors can take a lot out of you, so it’s important to make sure you’re properly nourished. That’s why smoothies are a great solution! They’re great to cool you down and you can pack them with fresh fruits and veggies.

Grab your favorite produce items, a blender, and make a delicious summertime treat! Want some inspiration? Dessert like, fruity, or loaded with nutrients– Here are 5 smoothie recipes!

Super Duper Smoothie

Kale, blueberries, and oatmeal are all superfoods.  Blending them together into smoothie form is not only nutritionally ideal, but it also makes a great-tasting drink. All the ingredients have a plethora of nutritional value, like the Cinnamon which helps support normal blood sugar.

Recipe: https://www.shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=ffb4df05-6354-4256-98d2-9f144472e215&dishName=super-duper-smoothie

The Alkalizer Smoothie

Celery, spinach, and lemon are powerful foods that help bring your body back to a more balanced, alkalized (as opposed to acidic) state that promotes health and makes you less susceptible to getting sick.

Recipe: https://www.shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=7f717aa2-20bf-4a51-8652-e12e093b5862&dishName=the-alkalizer-smoothie-

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

Ummm. Yes. You read that title correctly. And the best part? This smoothie is totally breakfastable and incredibly filling. Truth is, there’s no chocolate chips, but raw cacao nibs which make it sweet and a good option!

Recipe: https://www.shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=b9c37d4b-b2f7-4c60-82d3-806ebb35b52c&dishName=chocolate-chip-oatmeal-cookie-smoothie-

 Strawberry Banana Smoothie 

This is a tasty, kid-friendly way to eat healthy fruit. Using frozen bananas & strawberries makes thick, dessert-like smoothies. They’re harder to blend, but worth it! Do yourself a favor and peel the bananas before you freeze them.

Recipe: https://www.shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=4617e9f2-be37-4ca8-9a4f-8db42519ecb4&dishName=strawberry-banana-smoothie

Mango-Strawberry Super greens Smoothie

Make this delicious superfood-filled smoothie with super greens, spinach or any greens you have on hand. Delicious, fruity flavors make the addition of greens almost invisible!

Recipe: https://www.shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=e6d4aa48-2a8e-4a5f-a6fd-b1d1f1edb82a&dishName=mango-strawberry-supergreens-smoothie

Happy summer and happy blending!

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Picnic Perfect

Summer is in full swing and schedules are crazy. If you’re running around and just want a break, have a picnic! There is a subtle magic in the air when you get to sit down and enjoy the beautiful weather in nature with some good food!

You can play games, listen to music, or just take in the views and enjoy the company. The best part of a picnic is that it’s simple. You don’t need much and it can even be spontaneous! One thing you do need? Food!

So pick a place, grab a blanket, and stop by Caputo’s on the way for all you need! 

Want some inspiration? Here’s what every good picnic should have and good news is, it takes little prep. All you have to do is make a quick shopping trip and be on your way

Sandwiches

Our pre-made 3ft or 2ft subs are perfect for your picnic. We use fresh bread and have 2 different varieties- an American Sub or an Italian Sub. The American sub features hard salami, Krakus ham, oven roasted turkey and yellow american cheese. The italian sub features mortadella, volpi salami, mild capicola, and provolone cheese. These sandwiches are great to feed a crowd and easy to transport to any picnic!

Salads

Whether a prepared salad from our prepared foods section or a salad from our deli– pasta salads, potato salads, and olive salads– there are tons of options and salads make a great side! 

Snacks

Little things to munch on are a must! Chips and dip, taralli, or anything from our bulk section. These are easy to transport and good for sharing. From our bulk section, we recommend any of the nut mixes, chocolate covered almonds, chocolate covered pretzels, and sesame sticks! 

Fruits and Veggies

Stone fruits are one of the best parts of summer which makes it a must at a picnic. Fresh fruit is a great and refreshing snack, especially when sitting outside. We offer cut fruit and veggies too which make it much easier to eat!

Dessert

Every good meal ends with dessert! Stop by our bakery before you head out for some cookies. Our butter cookies and Italian cookies are all made by hand, in house daily. You can even try some of our delicious pastries or parfaits!

Drinks

It’s important to stay hydrated! Besides water, drinks like lemonade, san Pellegrino bottles drinks, sparkling water, and maybe even some canned cocktails for the adults are great options!

So get outside, get your favorite foods, and enjoy the summer weather with a picnic!

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4 Appetizers to WOW

Appetizers are always a must at dinner parties. It’s the start of the festivities and you know your guests are coming hungry! So start off with a good impression

Check out these 4 mouth-watering and crowd-pleasing appetizer recipes to have your guests begging for more!

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed With Almonds

A little bit of health and a lot of flavor. Dates are a great item to incorporate in your diet because of the natural sweetness. Paired with the flavor of bacon and the crunch of almonds, this easy appetizer is sure to impress!

Recipe: https://shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=ea5aa8bd-84d0-4932-87e9-575bd3c2caf1&dishName=bacon-wrapped-dates-stuffed-with-almonds

 Sweet Potato and Spinach Quesadillas

These quesadillas feature produce in a fun and kid-friendly way that will help inspire kids to appreciate healthy and delicious food! Slip sweet potatoes and spinach into warm tortillas and pair them with sharp cheddar cheese and a flavorful lime-cilantro quinoa. They are quite delicious and will even reheat in a warm skillet nicely.

Recipe: https://shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=f16a140c-dccf-40e2-ba10-7caac0aea380&dishName=sweet-potato-and-spinach-quesadillas

White Bean Hummus Veggie Dip

This protein-rich white bean hummus is the perfect thing to have ready-made in the fridge. Pair with fresh cut seasonal veggies and crunchy pita chips for a delicious, munchy snack that’s kid-approved!

Recipe: https://shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=872f44e0-7bce-4348-b50d-c34087d7648e&dishName=white-bean-hummus-veggie-dip

Eggplant stuffed mushrooms 

Often made as an appetizer or tapas, Stuffed Mushrooms can also shine as the main component in a vegetarian meal. In this version, eggplant takes center stage alongside the mushrooms and a hearty dose of garlic. Add in some crusty, toasted bread and a salad to complete the Eggplant Stuffed Mushrooms as a meal, or simply serve as a starter course with a unique twist while entertaining.

Recipe: https://shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=cc365e03-e884-40c6-82bf-79319a57f60d&dishName=eggplant-stuffed-mushrooms

Hosting, but no time to cook? Let us do the cooking! We have an extensive catering menu with everything you may need to make your party perfect. Check out our catering here

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Summer Wine & Cheese Pairings

Looking for something to do this summer? We have an idea that works for girls night, date night, or even a casual night with friends… a wine and cheese pairing! Whether you’re looking for something to do outdoors or you want to beat the heat and do something inside– this idea works great either way!

Gather your friends, turn on the music, open the wine, and get your night started! But first, you have to take a trip to Caputo’s for everything you need! 

Local or imported, spreadable or chunks, goat cheese, or up for anything… we have options!

Here are 14 Wine & Cheese Pairings for you to try

Spreadable Cheeses: 

Fayette Raw Milk Spreads

All natural RAW milk cheddar cold pressed into a creamy spreadable -full flavor spread. Spreadable straight from the refrigerator! Aged over 100 days for full development of taste, texture, and benefits of raw milk cheddar. Sharp, creamy, and perfectly gritty cheddar with an excellent variety of flavors 

The Cheese: Fayette Raw Milk Spread- Tomato Basil 

The Cracker: Tresors Basil Waffle Crisp

Wine: Chianti or White Riesling

The taste of light fresh herbs paired with this decliosu spreadable cheese and flaky, crispy crackers. Pairing with a light wine to embrace all these delicious flavors!

The Cheese: Fayette Raw Milk Spread- Blue Cheese Cheddar 

The Cracker: Lahvosh rounds

Jam:Can Bech Black Grape Jam

Wine: Merlot or Sauvignon

Pine River Spreads

Wisconsin cheddar blended with an assortment of flavors- crowd pleasers for sure! They can also be heated to make a very flavorful Queso dip! Available in Sharp Cheddar, Smokey Bacon, Port Wine, Garlic and Herb and a spreadable Swiss!

The Cheese: Pine River Spreadable Swiss

The Cracker: Tresors Sea Salt Waffle Crisp

Jam:Can Bech Black Fig Jam

Wine: Zinfandel or Cabernet

The Cheese: Pine River Sharp Cheddar Spread

The Cracker: Tressors whole grain waffle crisp

Wine: Pinot Noir or Pinot Grigio

Traditional Cheese

This new Pasture Pride brand of cheeses features organic items. Traditional Wisconsin cheeses HAND-MILKED by AMISH and delivered in chilled milk pails daily to the farm. 100% all natural and organic…..the traditional and old fashioned way! Available in Mild Cheddar, Colby Jack, Muenster, Pepper Jack and Sharp Cheddar. 

The Cheese: Pasture Pride Mild Cheddar

The Cracker: Cranberry Phyllo Crisp

Wine: Chardonnay or Beaujolais

The Cheese: Pasture Pride Muenster

The Cracker: Apricot Honey Phyllo Crisp

Wine: Sauvignon Blanc or Zinfandel

Ambrosi Italian cheese

Stemming from  Ambrosi Spa in the Castenedolo and Traversetolo regions of Italy, this  Iconic Italian Artisan Cheesemaker has been producing, importing and distributing authentic Italian cheeses since 1942. 

The Millennial Line was designed with a cheeseboard as the central theme. All of these products are Grass fed, and naturally Gluten Free. 

The Cheese: Ambrosi Parmigiano Reggiano

The Meat:  Golfera Finnocciola Salami

Wine: Chianti or Pinot Grigio

24 month Parmigiano Reggiano and a hand cut Parmigiano Reggiano as well. Known as the true King of Cheeses, this cheese is well known for grating, cooking, snacking and many more uses. It pairs well with any red wine or medium bodied beer and never met a salami they didn’t like . The salty nuttiness of this cheese is a must have staple for your fridge and mine!

The Cheese: Ambrosi Grana Padano

The Meat:  Golfera Classic Salami

Wine: SanGiovese or Sangria

Grana Padano- Parmigiano Reggiano’s little sister. This skimmed milk product is aged 16-20 months giving it a sweeter finish to balance out the nuttiness. This cheese pair well with any wine, a nice full bodied IPA and any type of dried fruit, fig or apricots. 

The Cheese: Ambrosi Asiago Pressato

The Meat:  Golfera Spicy Salami

The Jam: Can Bech Peach and Apricot

Wine: Zinfandel or Riesling

 The Asiago Pressato is a semi hard cheese, aged approximately 1 month.The buttery richness will shine through with all of these pairings.

Goat Cheese

The Cheese: LaClare Maple Bourbon Goat Cheese log

The Cracker: Tressors sea salt waffle crisp

Wine: Riesling or Beaujolais

Maple Bourbon goat cheese–This unique blend of Vermont maple syrup and bourbon make this a goat log favorite. Sweet and a little savory are quite the pairing!

The Cheese: LaClare Fig & Honey Goat Cheese log

The Cracker: Tressors poppy seed waffle crisp

Wine: Chardonnay or Merlot

Fig and Honey- Honey and sweet figs are blended together with a clean natural goat cheese to create this match made in heaven. 

From the UK

The Cheese: Belton Farms White Fox

The Cracker: Valley Lahvosh Heart Crackers

Jam: Can Bech Quince and Vanilla Jam

Wine: Cabernet or Chardonnay

Great Britain Cheesemakers- created this all natural, free range grass fed White Leicester cheese. Slightly more mild than its big brother the Red fox. White fox still has a sharp but subtle bite with the much sought after crunch of the calcium crystals that can only develop with proper aging.

The Cheese: Belton Farms Red Fox

The Cracker: Valley Lahvosh Heart Crackers

Jam: Snowdonia Pear or Cognac Spread

Wine: Riesling or Zinfandel

Great Britain Cheesemakers created this 16 month mature Red Leicester-handcrafted and unique with a blend of sweet and savory creaminess and an unexpected crunch from being aged to perfection! Red Fox Cheese is an aged Red Leicester with a cunningly unexpected crunch. It has a russet color and a wonderful rugged mouth-feel with a hint of ‘crunch’ which the cheese has developed through watchful maturation then leaves the palate with a lingering flavor and desire for more!

Happy tasting!

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Perfect Poolside Recipes

We’ve reached the longest days and hottest days of the year. Looking for some ways to cool down and stay refreshed? That’s when you head to your nearest pool!

Being in the sun and water all day can take a lot out of you. It’s important to keep your body properly nourished and food is key! Choosing snacks with fresh fruit that will keep you cool and your body happy is a great way to combat the heat! Planning to have a meal poolside? A light dish bursting with flavor is a great route to take.

Getting ready for a pool party? Check out these 4 perfect poolside recipes to keep you refreshed all summer long!

Mango-Strawberry Super greens Smoothie

Full of essential vitamins and nutrients, this delicious smoothie is a great afternoon pick-me-up when you’ve been outside all day. It’s cold, tastes delicious, and will supply your body with some essential nutrients to help you finish your day!

Recipe: https://www.shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=e6d4aa48-2a8e-4a5f-a6fd-b1d1f1edb82a&dishName=mango-strawberry-supergreens-smoothie

Antioxidant Smoothie Bowl

Full of the best fruits summer has to offer, this smoothie bowl is a real treat! 

Recipe: https://www.shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=f71967fd-cbf6-4787-9d5c-162daae582e3&dishName=antioxidant-berry-mango-smoothie-bowl

Banana Wrap

Crunchy granola, creamy nut butter, banana, and sweet honey are all rolled up in this delightful wrap to enjoy for breakfast, lunch or even dessert. They are so easy and provide great protein and nutrients!

Recipe: https://www.shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=776f055e-2501-40b8-8268-df87b213c66d&dishName=banana-wrap

 Lime-Marinated Grilled Salmon Wraps

Full of fresh and light ingredients, these salmon wraps are a great meal option. They are bursting with flavor and taste even better poolside!

Recipe: https://www.shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=88c600c1-d351-4ef3-8173-415340a4138c&dishName=lime-marinated-grilled-salmon-wraps

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Happy Father’s Day

This upcoming Sunday is Father’s Day! The day is dedicated to appreciating all the father figures in a person’s life. It is a day to acknowledge all the valuable lessons, laughs, and guidance they have given over the years. Maybe you’re firing up the grill and getting ready for a BBQ or doing whatever dad chooses!  With Father’s Day this Sunday, I can’t help but think of two very important men in my life and in our company. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize my father, Robertino Presta, and grandfather, Angelo Caputo.

My father started working at Caputo’s at a very young age. My grandfather hired him because of his strength– especially his ability to throw and catch watermelon when unloading a truck. His efficiency in unloading the trucks as a teenager is a testament to his work ethic. He never hesitates to step in during any task. He embraces all challenges, coming up with unique and efficient ways to get past them. 

He has helped us and the business grow, including taking us to levels that we never thought were imaginable. Each step and new chapter is still based on the foundation instilled in him by my grandparents and constantly re-established by my mom. 

My dad has taught us the importance of hard work and dedication, always leading by example. His lessons span from how to properly display produce to how to clean tables the right way. 

One of the things I feel most fortunate for is that my father believes in us, sometimes more than we believe in ourselves. He doesn’t make us feel like we cannot handle a situation. He uses his mistakes to encourage us to do the same. He helps to give us the tools we need to succeed and guides us towards the path of success. I have learned so much from not only my father, but my grandfather too. 

This Father’s Day comes with an ache in my heart because of the gaping absence of an incredible man who was not only my grandfather, but an inspiration, another father, and a role model– Angelo Caputo. 

My grandfather and our patriarch, Angelo Caputo, has always been one of my biggest inspirations. He was a true testament of a hard working, dedicated man. Our whole business is built on his blood, sweat, and tears. 

He led a life of hard work and was the strongest man I knew. He was constantly faced with challenges, but never let anything stand between him and his goal. 

He was always there for a story, a lesson, a phone call, or an esspressino date. He took the time to sit with us and pass along important tools and some of his wisdom. From teaching us how to clean up a produce display or telling us stories from his childhood, he was always there for us. The many lessons he taught us are beautiful memories that we will cherish and carry with us forever.

I am very lucky to have these two strong men as role models. My father and grandfather are incredible people whose sacrifices and hard work have led to many great achievements. I have the utmost respect for these two men and strive to make them proud. 

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and father figures! 

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National Rotisserie Chicken Day

Busy schedules mean a shorter amount of time for things like meals. You need food on the table quickly so everyone can eat and go to their meetings, practices, or another obligation that comes up. We’ve been there and we believe that you should never have to sacrifice a quality meal for the sake of time. Our rotisserie chicken is a go-to on hectic days like these!

June 2nd is National rotisserie Chicken Day which makes it the perfect time to pick one up and taste for yourself! 

Rotisserie chicken is a chicken cooked on a rotisserie, using direct heat to cook because the chicken is placed next to the heat source. The chickens are put onto rods that rotate to ensure optimal juiciness and cooking. 

You can feel good about feeding it to your family. Our chickens are always fresh and never frozen. There are no added hormones or steroids and they are MSG free. In addition to these benefits, the taste is incredible!

Our chicken is known for its outstanding flavor and juiciness. We season it with a special herb rub. The special seasoning is made with a variety of different herbs and spices to give the chicken a unique and delicious flavor. It is our homemade blend that we took the time to test and develop until we got it to the special blend we were proud to feed you and your families!

We offer three different styles of rotisserie chicken– traditional, Mexican, and jerk. Each different style has a unique flavor profile you can’t get anywhere else!

We love using rotisserie chicken in recipes that call for shredded or pulled chicken. Like these chicken & cheese enchiladas! It’s delicious and simple!

The Recipe: https://shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=e56409f9-a1e8-4ae0-9243-92e36a24b1f3&dishName=chicken-and-cheese-enchiladas

Because the chicken is already cooked, it is one less step for you! Plus, you never have to sacrifice taste for convenience because our rotisserie chicken gives you both! We love to use rotisserie chicken in things like

  • tacos
  • buffalo chicken dip
  • chicken soup
  • pulled chicken sandwiches
  • tamales
  • chicken chili
  • … Basically any recipe that calls for shredded chicken

Pick one up and let us know what you think!

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Great for the Grill Recipes

Memorial Day Weekend is usually considered the start of summer. When we think of summer we think of being outdoors and grilling! Some of the best summer memories come from enjoying the sunny weather and eating some food straight from the barbecue. 

Grilling is great because there are a variety of items you can grill– meats, fish, veggies, even fruit!

Here are 4 great-for-the-grill recipes! 

Kabobs

Kabobs are a great way to incorporate many vegetables into your dinner without dirtying a lot of dishes. The grill adds great flavors to the protein as well as the vegetables. We also offer pre-marinated chicken and steak kabobs so all you have to do is put them on the grill and enjoy!

The recipe: https://shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=8e85fbfd-f08d-4697-849c-bb942509b56c

Garlic Stuffed London Broil

When you cut into this steak, the garlic and onions ooze out! Your mouth will be watering at just the look of it

The Recipe: https://shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=4fb1175b-e80e-4a11-a456-20f863548af5

Grilled Artichokes 

The grill adds a delightful, smoky flavor to this veggie! With artichokes being at their peak right about now, it’s a great veggie to incorporate into your barbecues! It takes a bit of prep, but is worth it for the taste and nutrients! 

The Recipe: https://shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=67b75425-18e9-4745-8a7d-53e718e06aee

Shrimp Tostadas

The flavor combination here along with the amazing contrast of textures is mind blowing. Lime, avocados, grilled shrimp and crunchy fried tortillas…yes please!

The Recipe: https://shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=b8925669-1c17-4872-bf39-8b6695a44dbf

Want to keep it simple with little prep, but still want tons of flavor? Stop by our meat department for tons of options! A few that we think you cant miss? Any of our homemade sausage, stuffed burgers, marinated chicken breasts, and so many more options!

We hope everyone has a safe Memorial Day Weekend. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who are currently serving or have served our country, as well as their families. We especially remember the fallen soldiers who gave their lives to protect us. We remember and we honor today and every day.

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5 Summertime Recipes

Summer days are ahead. That means long, hot days spent outdoors with your friends and family! While you’re soaking up the summer sun, it’s important to make sure you’re properly nourished! 

The sun can take a lot out of you, so making sure to eat and hydrate regularly is important! If you’re looking for some new recipes to try this summer, we have some ideas for you!

Here are 5 recipes to try out this summer that will make your taste buds do a happy dance! 

Strawberry Mango Popsicle

Popsicles were invented to make us feel like a kid in the summertime! These fresh fruit-filled wonders will make everyone happy. This will make approximately 3 cups of puree, and the size of the molds you choose will determine how many pops you can make. You can also freeze them in an ice cube tray and put them in a drink of your choosing! 

The Recipe: https://shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?collectionId=cb7ffbfb-90ea-4b64-9da3-a5063b70d56d&dishId=b7c7fb19-d903-4369-992c-ee29fd6e1339

Summer Gazpacho

This chilled Southern Spanish soup has spectacular variations, from rustic and chunky, to smooth and elegant. Make this dish by mixing and matching what’s in season or put that abundance of summer garden vegetables to delicious use.

The Recipe: https://shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?collectionId=cb7ffbfb-90ea-4b64-9da3-a5063b70d56d&dishId=a43b0b91-924a-414c-b021-2ed0fd75a92f

Caprese Salad

A caprese salad is a summer must! The fresh ingredients and great flavors make it the perfect salad to enjoy outdoors!  It’s simple, classic, and refreshing. 

The recipe: https://shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?collectionId=cb7ffbfb-90ea-4b64-9da3-a5063b70d56d&dishId=09297e13-7c5a-4b68-945a-c41db91fe944

Raw Berry Cream Pie with Chocolate Crust (Vegan)

Pure summer on a plate, this pie is light, refreshing, sweet and airy. Plus, made of all raw ingredients, free of gluten and free of dairy, it’s ideal for entertaining, especially when you want to please a wide range of palates. The Recipe: https://shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?collectionId=cb7ffbfb-90ea-4b64-9da3-a5063b70d56d&dishId=feb56163-4e7c-4a3e-997e-dd908bb4fe7e

Tequila Lime Chicken 

Fresh citrus juices, a splash of tequila (save a shot or two for yourself!), and a kick of jalapeño make this a super tasty dish! For the best tasting chicken, start marinating the day before. It’s excellent served hot off the grill or chilled for a hot summer picnic. 

The Recipe: https://shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=095c48e4-0ca4-445f-acea-9f36e5e6921d

Happy Cooking!

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