Caponata Sauce

Caponata Sauce


"A beautiful and fragrant recipe that you can use either over pasta or for spreading on French or Italian bread can even stuff cherry tomatoes with it. This is a real winner among friends and family!"
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1 h 22 m servings 94 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 94 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 198 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place eggplant in a colander and sprinkle generously with salt; allow to sit and drain for 30 minutes. Squeeze eggplant to release more water.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; saute eggplant until golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer eggplant to a bowl, reserving any oil in the skillet.
  3. Cook and stir onion, celery, and green bell pepper in the same skillet, adding more oil as needed, until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Mix eggplant, tomatoes, anchovies, basil, and oregano into onion mixture; saute over high heat until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and cool mixture to room temperature, at least 15 minutes.
  4. Mix olives and capers into eggplant mixture and dress with red wine vinegar and more olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Add pine nuts.
  5. Line a plate with lettuce leaves. Spoon eggplant mixture onto toasts and arrange on lettuce. Garnish with tomato wedges.


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This is a very good recipe. It is very close to the traditional dish served in Italy with the exception of a touch of cocoa and cinnamon at the end. We served this as a side dish without using t...

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