Ruth's Eggplant Caponata recipe

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2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound Japanese or other small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 (14.5 ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 cup water
⅓ cup dry red wine
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons white sugar
3 tablespoons capers, drained
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Nutrition Info

60.3 calories
carbohydrate: 8 g
cholesterol: : -
fat: 2.4 g
fiber: 2.1 g
protein: 1 g
saturatedFat: 0.3 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 216.4 mg
sugar: 4.7 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook eggplant, onion, garlic, oregano, cinnamon, allspice, salt, and pepper, stirring frequently, until onion is slightly browned, 7 to 8 minutes.

  2. Reduce heat to medium and add tomatoes, water, wine, and bay leaf. Simmer, stirring frequently, until eggplant is tender and mixture is thickened, 13 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, capers, and vinegar. Let cool 30 minutes, then discard bay leaf. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Recipe Yield

12 servings

Recipe Note

A flavorful blend of veggies and spices, perfect served with crunchy French bread.

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