Recipes & Pairings

With their crisp acidity and fresh fruit flavors, Sicily’s wines are versatile when it comes to food pairing. In general, white wines are better with lighter-bodied foods and fresh cheeses, while reds pair naturally with richer dishes. That said, white wine lovers can rely on Grillo to complement the entire meal, from pasta to grilled white meats and goat cheese. And the go-to for red-wine lovers is Nero d’Avola, which matches with everything from antipasti to grilled meats.

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  • Green Cucumber and Mint Gazpacho

Green Cucumber and Mint Gazpacho

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Cool down and beat the heat with this light and delicious green gazpacho and a crisp glass of Sicilia DOC Grillo.


  • 1 Cucumber, halved lengthways, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 Small avocado, chopped
  • 4 Tomatillos, chopped
  • Bunch spring onions, chopped
  • Small bunch mint, chopped
  • 1 Cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • Few shakes green Tabasco sauce
  • Snipped chives and cucumber slices for garnish


In a blender or food processor, combine all but the garnish ingredients until well pureed.  Add water to get the soup to preferred consistency.

Chill until cold, and then serve with a cucumber slice and chive sprig. Makes 2 servings.