This sweet-and-tart eggplant appetizer can be frozen for up to three months.

Recipe by Southern Living November 2002


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Makes 8 servings


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  • Sauté eggplants in 1/4 cup hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until tender and slightly brown. Remove eggplant, and set aside.

  • Sauté onions in 2 tablespoons olive oil in Dutch oven over medium heat 5 minutes or until golden. Add tomatoes and celery; simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes or until celery is tender. Stir in olives, capers, and pine nuts. Return eggplant to Dutch oven.

  • Stir red wine vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper into eggplant mixture. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Cool. Cover and chill 8 hours. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving. Serve with pita chips or toasted bread rounds.