While most people are familiar with classic Sicilian foods like caponata and cannoli, the fact is they are just the tip of the iceberg. Sicilian cuisine is just as vibrant and diversified as the various cultures that have left their mark on the Mediterranean island for millennia. Below you'll find a small glimpse of classic Sicilian recipes that are popular with locals and tourists.
This crunchy appetizer is the best thing you can make with leftover rice and mozzarella.
Pasta con le Sarde (pictured above)
A delicious pasta dish made with fresh sardines, pine nuts, raisins and herbs.
Citrus is blended with fennel, green and black olives, parsley and plenty of extra virgin olive oil.
This seafood delicacy from the city of Catania is flavored with garlic, sesame seeds and tomatoes.
Known in Italian as Bacio di Pantelleria, these yummy fritters are filled with fresh ricotta.