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Giada's Everyday Caponata
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Giada's Everyday Caponata

Delicious and healthy snack or appetizer!  Serve over polenta for a light lunch or dinner! 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 153kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1 eggplant cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper cored, seeded, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 14 1/2 ounce diced tomatoes canned
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano dried
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon capers drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the celery and saute for about 2 minutes.  Add the eggplant and saute for 2 minutes.  Add the onions and saute for about 3 minutes.  Add the red pepper and saute for about  5 minutes. 
  • Add the diced tomatoes and their juice, raisins and oregano.  Simmer over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes.  The mixture should thicken. 
  • Stir in the vinegar, sugar, capers, and the salt and pepper.  Season with more salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Serve at room temperature, garnished with fresh basil leaves. 

Nutrition

Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 424mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.3mg