Category Archives: Cara’s Cucina

Cara’s Cucina: Grilled Zucchini Salad

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Grilled Zucchini Salad at Rat’s Restaurant!

Di Falco visited Rat’s Restaurant in Hamilton, which is set on the Grounds For Sculpture. Check out the ingredients for this dish, which serves 4, below.

Grilled Zuchini Salad, Lemon Ricotta, and Pickled Cherries 
Serves 4

4 pc baby green zucchini 
4 pc patty pan squash 
2 pc 8 ball zucchini 
12 pc cherries 
1 cup Red Wine Vinegar 
1 cup ricotta 
4 oz high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
8 pc Squash Blossoms 
Zest of 1 Lemon 
1 pc Preserved Lemon (either homemade or purchased from a high-end grocer) 
Fleur de Sel or other finishing salt 
½ bunch of Thai Basil

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe! 

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

Cara’s Cucina: Ceviche

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Ceviche!

Ceviche is an amazing summer dish that requires no cooking! Check out the ingredients for this dish, which serves four, below.

Ceviche
Serves 4

1 lb. fresh (medium sized) shrimp
1 bell pepper, diced
1/2 jalapeno, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
juice of 2 limes
juice of 1/2 an orange
juice of 1 lemon
splash of ginger ale
salt & pepper
1/3 c. chopped fresh cilantro

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe! 

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

Cara’s Cucina: Italian Hot Dog

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make an Italian Hot Dog!

An Italian Hot Dog is a creation of Di Falco’s home state, New Jersey. Check out the official list of ingredients below.

Italian Hot Dog
Serves 4

1 tbs. olive oil + 2 tbs. olive oil
1/2 large yellow onion, sliced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1 large, russet potato, cubed
4 nitrate, nitrite free hot dogs
4 Italian rolls OR pizza bread
salt & pepper

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe! 

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.