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Caponata Recipe

Caponata is a popular Sicilian Side Dish
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Family friendly Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Sicilian Recipe
Technique :
Saute Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled and diced
  • Salt as required
  • 2 tsp - freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Onions
  • 2 cups fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 10 kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 1/4 cup raisins, soaked, drained
  • 1 cup red bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup Pine Nuts
  • Fresh Basil leaves
  • 1 tsp minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp - minced Ginger
  • How to Make Caponata:

    1. In a pan, heat 4 tbsp olive oil, add the eggplant, and saute until soft and brown for about 10 mins
    2. Remove and place in a bowl.
    3. In the same pan, heat the remaining oil, and cook the onion and peppers.
    4. Saute until soft, about 4 minutes.
    5. Add the garlic, ginger, tomato, cooked eggplant, sugar, salt and pepper.
    6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 mins.
    7. Stir in the olives, pine nuts, raisins and basil.
    8. Simmer until all vegetables are tender.


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