Recipes Worth Getting Your Grill Out For

For some people, it is always grilling season, and they don’t need an excuse to get the grill out. For others, it’s nicer to wait for days to get a bit longer and the weather slightly warmer before eventually deciding that today is the day for the grill. Whatever your preference, Caputo’s has the best recipes that will have you wanting to grill every day of the year.

Cilantro-Salsa Steaks

These delicious Cilantro-Salsa Steaks are first marinated in a flavorful salsa overnight. They are then grilled to your desired perfection to release all that wonderful flavor for juicy steaks that are nice and tender. They can be served with salad, potatoes, or any other of your favorite side dishes that complement this appetizing meal.

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Meatball Kebabs

Kebabs are a popular choice for a grill as the grill marks and taste enhance the flavor of the meat and the vegetables on the kebabs. These Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Meatball Kebabs can be personalized to suit the eater with all kinds of different vegetables, and once you’ve tasted one of the teriyaki chicken meatballs, there’ll be no other kind of meatball you will want to eat again. If you’re tempted by a kebab but want to try a different recipe, check out The Recipe Rack for a whole host of kebab recipes for you to try on your grill.

Shrimp and Avocado Tostadas

For something a little different on your grill, try our delectable Shrimp and Avocado Tostadas. These will surely become a firm favorite with you and any guests you invite for supper. Lime, avocados, grilled shrimp, and crunchy fried tortillas- we don’t think it gets much better than that!

Grilled Desserts

The grill isn’t just for savory. Try out some of these mouthwatering grilled desserts the next time you eat outside.

Bananas split down the middle and filled with chocolate and marshmallows wrapped in foil and put on the grill are an easy go-to dessert that will always thrill. The melted chocolate, marshmallows, and heated bananas go down so easy you’ll have to put your name on one to ensure you get a bite!

We all love savory kebabs, but have you tried a grilled fruit kebab? Heating the fruit allows the total juiciness and flavor to come out, and served with a side of whipped cream or ice cream tops the whole thing off wonderfully. Fruits like pineapple, peaches, watermelon, and pears are just a few fruits that are great on the grill!

Shop Your Food Supplies at Caputo’s

Caputo’s equals quality food. Whether you are looking for ingredients for your next dinner party or are looking for inspiration for midweek meals, Caputo’s has everything you need. When planning your next outdoor grill session, choose Caputo’s for your ingredients and try out some of the recipes above. The Recipe Rack even enables you to add ingredients straight from the recipe card to your cart for easy shopping. We also have plenty of stores to visit if you prefer the in-store experience. Shop at Caputo’s online or in-store today.

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National Picnic Day

The sun is shining and the weather is changing which makes us want to spend more time outside! We’re in the time frame of fresh, crisp spring weather when all you want to do is enjoy the outdoors. A great way to do this is with a picnic! There is nothing like a relaxing picnic outside with friends or family. 

April 23rd is National Picnic Day which makes it a great day to gather your favorite foods, your favorite people, and go have a picnic! 

Whether you’re going to a park, a special area, or just want to get into your backyard, here is some inspiration for some easily packable and shareable foods for your next picnic!

3ft Sub Sandwiches

Available with American or Italian lunch meats, the 3 ft subs are perfect because you can cut ahead of time (or not, it’s up to you!) and are easy to serve. The sandwiches are easy to eat on the go and require no prep, just cut and serve! The Italian features mortadella, volpi salami, mild capocollo, and provolone cheese. The American features hard salami, Krakus ham, oven roasted turkey and yellow American cheese.

Olive Salads

Our olive salads are another great addition.With so many different varieties, they are bursting with flavor and an easy addition. We use a variety of different olives and each salad is a different blend of ingredients, herbs, and spices. Some of our salads are greek olive salad, sicilian olive salad, olive and artichoke salad, and more! Easy for snacking, they can compliment any dish perfectly!

Crackers and Breads

Items that are individually wrapped or sized are best for sharing, so foods like taralli, mini focaccia, and other crackers not only taste good, but are great for snacking and for bringing along on your picnics!


When spending all day outside, it’s important to keep the nutrients up! This is why fruit is a great addition. It is refreshing and there are so many tasty, in season fruits this time of the year. Cut fruit, berries, whole fruit, or maybe a nice mixed fruit salad!


Something sweet is always appreciated! Our bags of cookies are great because they come in resealable bags so you have as many as you want and then close up the bag and pack them up again! Baked in house, these cookies are just some of the sweet treats we offer! Available in different types like chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, and m & m!

What are you bringing on your picnic?

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Surprise Your Senses with Fresh Citrus Fruits

We love fresh, seasonal food at Caputo’s, which is why we’re bringing you some fantastic recipes involving your favorite fresh citrus fruits, including grapefruit and oranges. Prepare your senses for some sharp and sweet combinations that are sure to put a spring in your step!

Chicken Breasts with Orange-Balsamic Glaze

Who says fruit is only for sweet not savory? Try this Chicken Breasts With Orange-Balsamic Glaze recipe for a tasty zing and robust flavors. A versatile recipe, this can be served with rice, potatoes, or any accompaniment you like. It is also super easy to make, with just five minutes of preparation time needed and 15 minutes of cooking time before it is on the dinner table.

Slow-Cooked Carnitas Tacos

Slower cooker meals are life savers in a busy household. This Slow-Cooked Carnitas Tacos recipe is full of citrusy goodness that you can leave to cook in a slower cooker during the day and just assemble when you are ready. It doesn’t get much better than crispy pork and spicy juices coming together in a taco that all the family can enjoy.

Strawberry Mango Popsicles

Let’s not forget about dessert! Don’t let anyone tell you these Strawberry Mango Popsicles are just for kids. Any age can enjoy the delicious cooling taste of these delightful fruity popsicles. Keep some handy in your freezer so you can bring them out whenever you need a refreshing taste of something chilled.

Italian Ice

It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t mention homemade Italian Ice. This glorious sweet treat is dairy, gluten, and egg free, so it is perfect for those who can’t indulge in ordinary, run-of-the-mill ice cream. Italian Ice can be made with any of the fresh fruits that are in season right now, so you can be creative as you want. It’s simple, all you have to do is blend some ice, lemon juice (or a bit of juice of your choice), and some fresh fruit of your choice! All of the ingredients to make Italian Ice are available in Caputo’s stores and our online shop.

Berry Salad

With the warm weather, fresh fruit is always a go to snack. We love to get our favorite berries and mix them together to make a berry salad. then we add some of our fresh squeezed orange juice or lemon juice and a little bit of brown sugar and you get a delicious and simple fresh berry salad! Watch here

Shop for Citrus Fruits at Caputo’s

Caputo’s is known for its fresh, flavorful food, and nothing tastes better fresh than citrus fruits. Take advantage of them when they’re at their tastiest, and enjoy creating these recipes that make the most of their flavor. If you like these recipes, we have more available on our website at The Recipe Rack for you to try out. Shop Caputo’s today online or in-store.

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Italian Easter Staples

Many holidays come with tradition. In Italian culture, traditions are centered around what brings everyone together… food! The days leading up to Easter are spent in the kitchen, prepping meals and all the delicious desserts and foods that remind you of this joyous occasion. If you have less time to prep this year, but are still looking to enjoy some of the traditional items, you’ve come to the right place! We have tons of traditional items that will transport you right back to Nonna’s house on Easter. 

Here are 7 Items we look forward to every Easter!

1. Calzone

Calzone is dough in the shape of a pie or a pizza, then filled with various foods. There are two different kinds. The traditional style has no meat, but is filled with eggs, black olives, onions, and mozzarella cheese. All the ingredients are put into our homemade crust. On Good Friday, we eat calzone because there is no meat on Fridays during Lent. Some people enjoy another type of Calzone enjoyed on Easter Sunday. This one is our homemade sausage, eggs, black olives, onions, and mozzarella cheese. This calzone is typically enjoyed on Easter day. The addition of meat makes it a heartier calzone. Heartier foods were typically used at feasts. Since Easter is a celebration and everyone is rejoicing, the more ingredients, the better for the calzone with meat! Learn more about calzone here

2. Easter Bread

Easter bread is a fun and colorful tradition! It is a sweet bread with dyed eggs baked right into the bread! It is usually baked in a circle to symbolize the crown of thorns that was put on Jesus. The egg in the center is to symbolize new life– like when Jesus resurrected. Some people also use Easter bread to resemble the tomb that Jesus was put in and that they found empty on Easter Sunday. 

3. Pastiera

Pastiera, also known as Easter pie, is a traditional Easter dessert whose main ingredient is Ricotta! This dessert is light, has notes of citrus, and takes a while to prepare which is why picking one up in store is worth it! Pastiera is meant to symbolize peace and Resurrection! 

4. Pizza di Ricotta

If you don’t want a whole pastiera, pick up a few slices of our pizza di ricotta in our bakery case! This baked ricotta dessert is a must have on the Easter table. It has chocolate chips and zests of citrus

5. Tuma

Tuma is a cheese that can really only be found right around Easter! It is a mild and creamy cheese, similar to mozzarella, but a bit firmer and with a more mild flavor. People often use it in baking and cooking! In fact, we just used it to make artichokes sfincione style…It is meatless which makes it a great dish for Good Friday, but honestly we could eat this any day of the week… watch here! 

6. Lamb Cake

And for dessert, a lamb cake! This popular European dessert is a pound cake in the shape of a lamb. It is then decorated however you wish! Usually with frosting, including green frosting on the plate to show a lamb laying in the grass. This tradition also symbolizes Jesus’ role as the Lamb of God.

7. Chocolate Easter Eggs

While not usually handmade, chocolate Easter eggs are a timeless tradition! Many kids wake up Easter morning with these chocolate eggs ready for them, others bring them as a gift to loved ones or hosts, and more! They are festive and the chocolate is delicious! Can’t eat all the chocolate? Chop it up and use it in cookies or dessert that calls for chocolate chips or chunks.

We have tons of other Easter themed items in store! Want to make everything yourself? Stop by for all the ingredients you need for your traditional cooking and baking.

Looking for a basket stuffer that will keep the Italian heritage alive in your little ones? Pick up our children’s book which has all your favorite Italian grocery store items

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