Easy caponata

Easy caponata

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

Caponata is a chunky aubergine sauce that is great for dipping bread sticks into or spreading on toast

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
149
protein
2g
carbs
9g
fat
12g
saturates
2g
fibre
3g
sugar
7g
salt
0.68g

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, peeled and chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, peeled and chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves - 4 sliced and 1 halved, to serve
  • 5 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to serve
  • 100g chargrilled aubergines from a jar, pot or deli counter, drained if in oil and roughly chopped
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp small capers
  • handful green olives, chopped
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • large baguette, thickly sliced and toasted, to serve

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Method

Gently cook the onion, celery, peppers and garlic in the oil for 15-20 mins until soft. Tip in the rest of the ingredients, then simmer for 5 mins to heat through. Can be made up to a day ahead. Eat hot or at room temperature, on toasted bread rubbed with the cut garlic clove and drizzled or brushed with oil. Serve with breadsticks, cured Italian meats and olives.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2010

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samraw's picture
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had this for a starter last night and was very impressed. lots of compliments. also added some chargrilled aubergine pesto and a touch of balsamic vinegar. lovely stuff.

lorens_pin's picture
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Excellent taste and texture! Will definetely make again and again!

deakincaro's picture
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This was very simple to make and absolutely delicious. Lots of chopping but well worth it. It does make quite a lot so I froze half. When thawed the texture and taste remained the same. I have already made a second batch.

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