Caponata IMG_0800

Caponata is an Italian vegetable salad eaten chilled. It’s delicious and so easy to make!


1 T olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 eggplant, chopped

1 red pepper, chopped

1 yellow pepper, chopped

8 ounces mushrooms, chopped

1-2 zucchine, chopped

1 ½ t oregano

1 ½ t sugar

1 (6-ounce) can of tomato paste


2 T white wine vinegar

3-4 T pine nuts

salt and pepper to taste


Heat the olive oil in a large pot. Add the onions and cook for 6-8 minutes or until the onions are soft. Add the garlic and cook another minute. Add the remaining vegetables and stir. Add the oregano, sugar and tomato paste. Fill up the tomato paste can with water, add, and stir to combine. Add the pine nuts. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, simmer, cover and cook for about 30-40, stirring frequently. Adjust seasoning if necessary. Cool and refrigerate before serving.

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