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Cornelius's Caponata

  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Eggplant 1 Medium, peeled and diced
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), chopped
  Bell pepper 1 , seeded, cored and chopped (Green / Red Colored)
  Minced celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tomato puree 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Canned / Fresh)
  Chopped pitted green olives 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Capers 2 Tablespoon, rinsed and drained
  Red wine vinegar/Cider vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Black pepper To Taste
  Chopped italian flat leaf parsley 2 Tablespoon (Fresh)
  Shredded parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in saucepan over medium heat.
Add eggplant and cook, stirring occasionally until eggplant is almost translucent, about 10 minutes.
Add remaining olive oil, onion, garlic, peppers, and celery.
Cook, stirring, until onion is limp, about 10 minutes.
Add tomato puree, olives, capers, vinegar, and sugar.
Sprinkle lightly with a few grinds of pepper; stir gently to combine.
Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes to 1 hour until very thick; add water only if necessary.
Taste and add more seasonings if needed.
Stir in parsley.
Let cool, then refrigerate until used.
Serve with crackers, bread, or melba toast.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1067 Calories from Fat 649

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 74 g113.9%

Saturated Fat 14.5 g72.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 27.4 mg9.1%

Sodium 1804.4 mg75.2%

Total Carbohydrates 89 g29.8%

Dietary Fiber 25.7 g103%

Sugars 46.5 g

Protein 26 g51.4%

Vitamin A 99.5% Vitamin C 347.9%

Calcium 68.8% Iron 50.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Cornelius's Caponata Recipe