Caponata is a typical sweet and soar vegetable-based dish originating in Sicily. It consists of a mix of fried eggplants, onions, celery, tomatoes, along with olives, capers and dried fruits. The vegetables are seasoned with olive oil and stir-fried with sugar and vinegar, which confers a bittersweet flavor.
This dish is traditionally served as an appetizer but it can also be eaten as a side dish to accompany meat and fish or as a filling for paninis and focaccia.
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