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Caponata

By Friday, February 28, 2014 , , , , ,

This dish is a rich and flavoursome Sicilian aubergine stew. It's perfect as a side dish or starter before a pasta meal, or eaten as a main alongside some bread with extra virgin olive oil. It's so easy to make and it gets even better the longer you leave it to sit there, because the flavours really mingle. If ever you go to Sicily- try and find this dish in a restaurant and try it, I bet it tastes even better made by the Italians, and it's totally vegan and gluten free too.


Serves 4

You will need:

1-2 tbsp coconut oil
1 large aubergines chopped into medium sized cubes
1 large onion, chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
2 sticks celery, chopped finely
1 can of tomatoes, with the juice drained out
1 tsp oregano
6 tbsps red wine vinegar
10 olives, chopped finely
2 tbsps capers
2 tbsps chopped parsley stalks
6 leaves fresh basil

Heat half of the coconut oil in a pan and add the aubergine and oregano, cooking for 5-10 minutes until the aubergine is soft and lightly browned on the outside. Remove the aubergine from the pan, add the rest of the oil and add the onion, garlic and celery, placing the lid on the pot and allowing them to soften for 5 minutes.

Return the aubergine to the pan and add the drained tomatoes, the vinegar and the parsley stalks and cook for about 20 minutes, until the aubergine has gone soft and slightly melted into the sauce. Add the olives, capers and fresh basil and stir until it has all combined well, then serve sprinkled with pine nuts and fresh parsley and enjoy!

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2 comments

  1. Hey Siobhan, I must say that you are an amazing blogger because not many, I believe, update their blogs as quickly as you do. I mean, I saw the chocolate baked oatmeal as well as the raw chocolate cups pop up on instagram just a couple of hours ago, and well, now the recipes are already up here.
    Any-who, I guess you've figured by now, that you are rad :)
    I have a feeling I kind of got off topic though, because the reason for my comment was actually a question that I wanted to ask. Ups. So, I was wondering which bread you used in this picture? I'm guessing it's homemade, I'm just curious to know which one of your recipes this would be, or if perhaps this is is one you haven't shared yet...
    Keep it up girl!!!! <3

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    1. Hi there, thanks so much, that means a lot! I just and keep the blog as up to date as possible, I know how annoying it is when you want to try something out but the recipe isn't up!

      The recipe for the buckwheat bread is already on my blog, just look in the recipes index :)

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