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Sicilian Eggplant Caponata

Sicilian Eggplant Caponata

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A little bit sweet and a little bit sour, caponata is a famous Sicilian dish made from eggplant, tomatoes, olives, and tangy vinegar. Our version is sweetened up with a touch of honey and lightly caramelized onions. A sprinkling of creamy goat cheese takes these toasts to the next level!

Tags:One PotVeggie

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Preparation Time40 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit


1 unit

Ciabatta Bread


1 tablespoon

Balsamic Vinegar

2 ounce


1 bunch


1 bunch

Grape Tomatoes

2 clove


2 tablespoon

Red Wine Vinegar

1 ounce

Mixed Olives

¼ cup

Goat Cheese


1 unit

Yellow Onion

1 tablespoon


Not included in your delivery


Olive Oil





Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2267.728 kJ
Calories542 kcal
Fat30 g
Carbohydrate57 g
Dietary Fiber12 g
Protein14 g
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
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Large Pan
Baking Sheet
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Chop the olives
Chop the olives

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel and cut the eggplant into 1/2-inch cubes. Halve, peel, and chop the onion. Halve the grape tomatoes. Coarsely chop the olives. Thinly slice the basil and garlic.

Add the tomatoes and olives
Add the tomatoes and olives

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, until softened. Add the tomatoes and olives and cook for another 3 minutes, until tomatoes start to soften. Set aside.

Cook the egglplant
Cook the egglplant

In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the eggplant and cook, tossing, for 6-7 minutes, or until browned on all sides. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the honey.
Add the honey.

Return the onions, tomatoes, and olives to the pan with the eggplant. Stir in the red wine vinegar, basil, and 1 tablespoon honey.


Halve the ciabatta lengthwise and toast it in the oven on a baking sheet for about 5 minutes. While the ciabatta toasts, toss the arugula with 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper.


Serve the caponata on the toast and top with goat cheese crumbles. Serve with the arugula salad on the side.