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Italian-Style Caponata

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EDR Italian Style Caponata
1 tablespoon
30 Min

This year-round Italian-Style Caponata is especially perfect for big get-togethers. It even makes a nice change-of-pace Thanksgiving Day appetizer. Chock-full of goodness, this is really festive served over toasted bread triangles or on crackers.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large unpeeled eggplant (about 1-1/2 pounds), coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed green olives
  • 3 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 dashes hot pepper sauce (optional)

What to Do

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the eggplant, onion, and garlic powder and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until the eggplant begins to soften, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients and cook over medium-low heat for 25 minutes to allow the flavors to marry.
  3. Serve immediately or allow to cool, then cover and chill until ready to serve.


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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 16

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 55
  • Calories from Fat 20
  • Total Fat 2.2g 3 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.3g 1 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 0.8g 2 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 0.0mg 0 %
  • Sodium 116mg 5 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 8.7g 3 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7 %
  • Sugars 6.2g 0 %

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I like the ingredients in this dish. My question is, will it make a lot of difference to the taste if I leave out the Olives? I really do not like the taste of olives. Thank you


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