Recipe by Jim W428
READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • Cut the eggplant into 1/2 inch cubes sprinkle with salt and place in a colander over paper towles or container. After 30 minutes pat dry with dry paper towels and set aside.
  • Mix the wine vinegar and sugar and set aside.
  • In a heavy 12 to 14 inch skillet, over moderate heat, add 1/4 cup olive oil then add celery, stirring frequently for 10 minutes.
  • Add the chopped onions to the celery and cook until soft and lightly colored about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon transfer them from the skillet into a bowl.
  • Add the remaining olive oil (1/4 cup) into the skillet, and under high heat add the eggplant cubes, stirring and turning them constantly for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Return the celery and onions to the skillet and stir in the vinegar and sugar mixture, drained tomatoes, tomato paste, kalamata olives, capers, salt, and black pepper.
  • Bring to boil, reduce reat, simmer uncovered, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes. Stir in the pine nuts. Taste mixture season, if necessary, with salt, pepper, and/or a little vinegar.
  • Cool the caponata then transer to a serving/storage bowl and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours (overnight is best). Enjoy.