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Caponata – Sicilian Eggplant Salad

This salad is full of the most delicious ingredients! It makes for an amazing side dish, appetizer, or main course with fresh Italian bread!

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  • 3 large eggplants , cut in ½ inch cubes
  • 1 onion , sliced or chopped
  • 3-4 tender celery stalks chopped, approx 1 cup
  • 8 oz green olives , pitted and coarsely chopped (approx 1 cup)
  • Small piece fresh hot pepper or hot pepper flakes
  • 1 cup tomato puree (passata di pomodoro) + some water
  • Handful basil leaves
  • 3 tbsp capers
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Vegetable oil for frying


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