Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
From: "The Vegetarian Epicure" by Anna Thomas, first edition 1972. This book was a real find!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (original has 1/2 cup!)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 medium eggplant, unpeeled and chopped (about 1 lb.)
- 2 medium green bell peppers, seeded and diced
- 3 cups tomatoes, peeled and chopped
- 3⁄4 cup black olives, sliced
- 4 tablespoons capers, rinsed
- 1 -2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄2-1 teaspoon dried basil
- salt, to taste
- fresh ground black pepper, lots to taste
- 12 ounces tomato paste
- 2 cups dry white wine or 2 cups vegetable broth, more if needed
- Heat olive oil over medium-low heat in a large skillet. Add garlic.
- Add eggplant and bell peppers and toss.
- Stir in tomatoes, olives and capers.
- Add remaining ingredients, stir and cover.
- Turn heat down to very low and allow sauce to gently simmer for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally to keep it from scorching, add more wine or water if it gets to thick.
So yummy! I added onions, mushrooms and zucchini and left out the olives. If you have frozen basil cubes, use them instead of dried. I also used chicken broth and some red wine, and topped it off with fresh parsley when I served it. It was so hardy, no one missed the meat. When I brought leftovers to work, everyone envied my lunch!
Delish! Added an onion, and made mine with broth instead of wine since that's what I had on hand.
Excellent sauce. Served with whole wheat penne. It was even better the next day.