A flavorful blend of veggies and spices, perfect served with crunchy French bread.

RuthE
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook eggplant, onion, garlic, oregano, cinnamon, allspice, salt, and pepper, stirring frequently, until onion is slightly browned, 7 to 8 minutes.

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  • Reduce heat to medium and add tomatoes, water, wine, and bay leaf. Simmer, stirring frequently, until eggplant is tender and mixture is thickened, 13 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, capers, and vinegar. Let cool 30 minutes, then discard bay leaf. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition Facts

60 calories; 2.4 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 216 mg sodium. 8 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2016
I will make this again as a regular side dish and not wait for holiday time. I couldn't find any Japanese eggplant but I bought a 1 lb small regular eggplant that worked just fine. I had all of the other ingredients. Didn't need to change a thing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/14/2016
I left out the capers because I'm not a big fan of them. I personally didn't like the combination of the acidic tomatoes with the cinnamon and allspice. I may try a different variation of this using beans or mushrooms instead of tomatoes. Read More
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2016
I will make this again as a regular side dish and not wait for holiday time. I couldn't find any Japanese eggplant but I bought a 1 lb small regular eggplant that worked just fine. I had all of the other ingredients. Didn't need to change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2016
I will make this again as a regular side dish and not wait for holiday time. I couldn't find any Japanese eggplant but I bought a 1 lb small regular eggplant that worked just fine. I had all of the other ingredients. Didn't need to change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/13/2016
I left out the capers because I'm not a big fan of them. I personally didn't like the combination of the acidic tomatoes with the cinnamon and allspice. I may try a different variation of this using beans or mushrooms instead of tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2016
Very delicious. I substituted chopped green olives for the capons I also added soy beans to boost protein for a well-rounded vegetarian meal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2018
This dish is easy and delicious! I added some feta when the dish cooled slightly. I will definitely make it again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2016
I've never had this before and so I have no idea what it is supposed to taste like. I like it quite a bit however I have been eating a big bowl of it LOL until I read that it is a relish type dish. It passed my test. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2016
I made this yesterday because I thought it looked good as I love eggplant. I am not a fan of cinnamon in savory dishes so I cut that back to 1/8 tsp. After letting it sit for 30 minutes I tasted it and was initially disappointed. Too much vinegar way too sweet and the cinnamon and allspice were screaming! I decided to refrigerate it overnight and give it another chance while researching other recipes for caponata. This morning I tasted it again and what difference! Wow! I added the olives which another reviewer also did. I probably will make this again but cut way back on the spice sugar and vinegar. In my opinion I would like it better without tasting pickled. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2016
This was very good! I served it with French bread as suggested. The only addition I made was adding 1/4cup of green olives. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2016
I left out the allspice and cinnamon. Added 1/4 cup kalamata olives cut in half. Added 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes. Omitted the capers and sugar and added 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil. Delish! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2019
I added green olives black calamata olives and whole baby onions. I will make it again and my family loved it. Also so good on angel hair pasta. Read More