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    When I traveled to Sicily, I must have eaten no fewer than ten versions of eggplant caponata, and I never got sick of it! I also learned about the agrodolce—or sweet and sour—flavor profile that's so predominant in this dish, and in lots of Sicilian cuisine. My version of caponata is really flexible—serve it with crostini as a make-ahead appetizer, or even as a side dish. The addition of the briny capers, anchovies, and acidic vinegar help cure the eggplant and other veggies, so this dish only gets better in a tightly sealed container in the fridge, where it will last for up to a week.

    Ingredients

    • 2 large Italian eggplants, peeled and cut into medium dice
    • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
    • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
    • 4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    • 4 celery stalks, thinly sliced on an angle
    • 2 anchovies, in oil
    • 1/4 cup tomato paste
    • 1 1/2 cups red wine vinegar
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup capers, in brine

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 219 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 18 g 27.06%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 12.33%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 3646 mg 151.94%
    • Calcium: 22 mg 2.2%
    • Potassium: 197 mg 5.63%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 6.31%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 13 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 2.62%
    • Sugar: 11 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 6.33%
    • Vitamin C 6.53%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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