Eggplant caponata by Bake Bellissima

This traditional Sicilian recipe is a great way to cook eggplant. Ingredients such as capers, mushrooms and olives complement the eggplant beautifully. Serve with bread or as a condiment on white fish.

Eggplant caponata by Bake Bellissima

Eggplant caponata

Author: adapted from Panache cookbook
This caponata can be refrigerated for up to 3-4 days. It freezes well and should be thawed in the refrigerator.


  • 1 large eggplant cubed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 8 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 5 1/2 oz can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup green olives, pitted and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup capers, rinsed and drained


  1. Dice the eggplant into 1/2 inch cubes. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the chopped eggplant, onion, pepper, mushrooms and garlic. Allow to cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for another 25 minutes until all the vegetables have softened.

Get our top 10 most-loved recipes and weekly menu

“My family has loved each and every recipe we’ve made from Bonjour Cuisine. Try one, and you won’t be disappointed!”

—Jennifer Greene

More Testimonials


  • Passover wouldn’t be complete without them:) these coconut macaroons are flavoured with orange zest and drizzled with chocolate. They freeze super well so go ahead and make a batch to have on hand! Scroll 👉🏻for the recipe#passover2019, #passoversweets, #passovercookies
  • Good to know 😉! Link to article in bio.
  • A few Passover dessert ideas: Pecan buttercrunch is a delicious addition to a Passover sweet table, serve it alongside a rich chocolate mousse, or this coconut sorbet. Another great choice is the nougat glacé, a refreshing way to end a meal. All the recipes are on Feel free to DM with any questions or suggestions! #passover2019, #passoverdesserts, #passoverideas
  • Hello all! Hope you are energized this morning and ready to plan a beautiful Passover feast! Here are some beautiful salad ideas I found on @epicurious for inspiration: Farmer’s Market Quinoa Salad, Cauliflower “Rice” Tabbouleh, and Kale and Brussel Sprouts Salad. I love the freshness and color of these dishes to liven our tables. Find the recipes on Enjoy! #passover2019, #passoversalads, #passoverideas
  • @rosettabakery near Lincoln rd has delicious coffee and pastries...especially the Nutella filled croissant 😍