Nonna's Caponata

Caponata - a Sicilian dish famous around the world!  Great at any time of the year.

Nonna's Caponata


For 6 Person(s)

For the Caponata:

  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 pound green peppers
  • 1 pound red peppers
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 1/2 pound carrots
  • 1/2 pound hot green olives
  • 1/2 pound pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 8 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • salt & pepper
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  1. Cut the carrots and celery in small pieces and boil in salted water.
  2. In a saute` pan add 3 Tbs of olive oil and saute` the onion cut in thin slices.
  3. Cut the red and green peppers in small pieces and add to the onions.  Saute` until they are soft (about 15 mins.) Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Crush the capers and the olives and add to the peppers. Add the tomato paste. Saute` for an additional 5 mins.
  5. In another saute` pan put 1/2 cup of olive oil and saute` the eggplant cut into small cubes. Do not remove the peel from the eggplant. Saute` until eggplant is soft (about 10 mins.)
  6. Pour all the sauteed vegetables into a large bowl and add the vinegar and sugar.
  7. Mix well and serve either hot or cold.

Recipe Notes


Thursday, 14 December 2017
excellent! - NonnaLinda
Thursday, 14 December 2017
My family did not make this as far as I remember, but boy do I love it and so do my kids and everyon...
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- Nonna Marie
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
I made this caponata and it was fantastic. I gave some to my neighbors an now everyone wants the re...
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- granieri