Ruth's Eggplant Caponata

Ruth's Eggplant Caponata


"A flavorful blend of veggies and spices, perfect served with crunchy French bread."
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1 h 10 m servings 60 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 60 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 216 mg
  • 9%

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. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook eggplant, onion, garlic, oregano, cinnamon, allspice, salt, and pepper, stirring frequently, until onion is slightly browned, 7 to 8 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and add tomatoes, water, wine, and bay leaf. Simmer, stirring frequently, until eggplant is tender and mixture is thickened, 13 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, capers, and vinegar. Let cool 30 minutes, then discard bay leaf. Serve at room temperature or chilled.


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I made this yesterday because I thought it looked good as I love eggplant. I am not a fan of cinnamon in savory dishes so I cut that back to 1/8 tsp. After letting it sit for 30 minutes I tast...

This was very good! I served it with French bread as suggested. The only addition I made was adding 1/4cup of green olives.

Very delicious. I substituted chopped green olives for the capons, I also added soy beans to boost protein for a well-rounded vegetarian meal.

I've never had this before and so, I have no idea what it is supposed to taste like. I like it quite a bit, however I have been eating a big bowl of it LOL, until I read that it is a relish type...

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