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Monday, December 28, 2009


The most successful of my holiday dishes, and vegetarian!

Mix in a slow cooker:

1 medium eggplant, peeled and cubed at 1/2 "
1 14.5 oz can diced Italian plum tomatoes
1 med chopped onion
1 red bell pepper - chopped to 1/2 "
1/2 c. medium-hot salsa
1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
2 T balsamic vinegar
1 t oregano leaves
3 cloves of minced garlic
1/2 t salt

You can add 2 T of capers, I prefer it without

Cook on low in a slow cooker for 7-8 hours until flavors meld.

To serve - put in a serving dish and add 1/3 cup of fresh basil strips
Serve on toasted Italian bread, like bruschetta.

For protein lovers, you can toast thin slices of provolone and or prosciutto on the bread first, then spoon the caponata on the top. (Very low cal without the cheese or meat!)Note: the picture above shows it served on eggplant slices. Bread works better!



Pam said...

Oh my, that looks yummy!!!

Kelly said...

I'm not usually big on eggplant, but you know.... this looks really, really good!

Marion said...

Looks awesome, Quid!!!

Bob said...

I am coming to Tampa for the Outback Bowl. Leaving tomorrow and arriving NY Eve during the day sometime. After I was there last summer you had mentioned a couple of good seafood places. I don't have an e-mail for you but if you see this would you please e-mail me at and tell me about those places and if you think NY Eve would be too crazy? Also would love to meet you in person if it could work but know this is short notice and I will be in Tampa barely 24 hours, leaving right after the game NY Day and heading for Arkansas for a wedding Jan. 2. Think we are staying somewhere near Raymond James Stadium. Thanks!

quid said...

Bob -

I'll be in Jax for the Gator bowl. No see this time, but will email you with info!!


Bob said...

Thanks! Have a great time in Jacksonville!