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Caponata is a classic Sicilian side typically made with fried eggplant. Our lighter version gets a quick sauté in heart-healthy olive oil.

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Credit: Caitlin Bensel

Recipe Summary

Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine golden raisins and red wine vinegar in a bowl.

  • Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Cut 8 oz. eggplant into 3/4-inch cubes. Add chopped red bell pepper, chopped white onion, and eggplant cubes to skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Stir in chopped tomato, chopped drained capers, crushed red pepper, and raisin mixture. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped fresh mint.

Nutrition Facts

134 calories; fat 7g; saturated fat 1g; protein 2g; carbohydrates 16g; fiber 4g; sugars 10g; sodium 218mg.