Executive Chef Luca Bizzari and Partner Mia Maccarrone of Bonu’ Taverna Italiana join Gayle Guyardo the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show Bloom to share 2 healthy southern Italian recipes for Auguria (watermelon salad) and Carciofi (sauteed artichokes).


Auguria – watermelon, caprino (goat cheese), pistacchio

pesto and basil lime sorbet. This dish is rather easy to make,

healthy, refreshing and can appeal to vegetarians and vegans

alike (without the goat cheese)


8 oz Watermelon cubes

2 oz pistachio pesto, 2 spoons of extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp

chopped basil, 1 soup spoon ground pistachio

2 oz caprino (Italian goat cheese)

1 oz basil lime sorbet

3 mint leaves


cut watermelon in small cubes

add pistachio pesto

sprinkle caprino

place sorbet on top of the watermelon

finish with mint leave


Carciofi – sauteed artichokes, cherry tomatoes, olives,

rosemary and extra virgin olive oil from Sicily. This is a typical

Southern Italian antipasto that can be eaten either warm or

cold. This dish is also very appealing to vegetarians and



2 boiled cleaned artichokes

3 oz of pitted black olives

4 cherry tomatoes

2 oz of extra virgin olive oil

1 steam of fresh rosemary


cut the artichokes in half

In a hot pan put olive oil, add rosemary and artichokes

cook it for 1 minute, add cherry tomatoes and cook for

additional 3 minutes

plate it

Buon Appetito

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