The Italian Caponata, the Sicilian dish, is a vibrant mixture of fresh vegetables, including eggplant, onion, tomatoes, olives, capers, basil and pine nuts as an option. A flavourful Dish that we should all be eating more of.

First, here is the list of the different Ingredients you will need to prepare the Italian Caponata that serves 4 People

  • 4 eggplants, diced
  • 1/2 cup (150g) pitted green olives
  • 4 Tbsp (90g) capers
  • 2 Tbsp (30g) pine nuts
  • 4 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 Tbsp (1dl) balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp (40g) sugar
  • 1 onion
  • 1/3 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Now, here are the few steps you will have to follow to make this delicious dish with a 20 minutes preparations time and about 45 minutes cooking time


Heat oil in a large pan and add diced eggplants. In another pan, heat oil and add chopped onion with sugar until caramelised. In the meantime, heat tomatoes or tomato sauce in a pot and slowly add balsamic vinegar. Add the capers, olives and pine nuts to the caramelised onion.

Once the eggplants cooked and tender, add the tomatoes and the onion/caper/olive preparation.

Add salt, pepper, basil leaves and serve very hot. Enjoy!

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