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Caponata Recipe

Caponata Recipe

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How To Make Caponata

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Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 1 large eggplant, cut into small cubes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup black olives, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the eggplant cubes and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

  2. In the same skillet, add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion is translucent, about 3 minutes.

  3. Add the diced tomatoes, black olives, capers, red wine vinegar, and sugar to the skillet. Stir well to combine.

  4. Return the cooked eggplant to the skillet and mix everything together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Reduce the heat to low and let the caponata simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  6. Remove from heat and let the caponata cool slightly before serving.

  7. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve warm or cold.


  • Calories : 163kcal
  • Total Fat : 11g
  • Saturated Fat : 2g
  • Cholesterol : 0mg
  • Sodium : 199mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 15g
  • Dietary Fiber : 5g
  • Sugar : 9g
  • Protein : 2g
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