Eggplant Caponata with Polenta

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229 CALORIES 34g CARBS 9g FAT 5g PROTEIN
5
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(5 Old SmartPoints™)
(6 PointsPlus®)

Caponata is a traditional Italian dish usually made with eggplant, tomatoes, olive, onions, and red peppers.  It cooked low and slow so the vegetables melt together.  Many times it is used as a spread or sauce but in this case we are going to make it the star of the dish and serve it with some polenta.  To make this recipe easier, I opted for packaged prepared polenta but you could always make your own.  The caponata freezes great so consider making up a double or triple batch.  It's great with pasta, on sandwiches, or stirred into soups and stews.

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The Recipe

Eggplant Caponata with Polenta

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 45 Min
TOTAL TIME: 55 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 4 cups eggplant, diced
  • 3 U tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup black olives, diced
  • 2 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 U onion, diced
  • 2 U ribs celery, diced
  • 1 U green pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 18 oz. prepared polenta tube

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Instructions

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1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2

Toss everything except the polenta together and pour into a baking dish (9 X 13). Bake for 30-45 minutes or until eggplant is tender.

3

Cut polenta into ½ inch rounds. Lay flat on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Season with salt and pepper. Bake at 500 degrees for about 5 minutes per side or until crispy.

4

Serve caponata with the polenta rounds.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 cup eggplant and 2 slices polenta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229
Calories from Fat 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1114mg
48%
Total Carbohydrate 34g
11%
Dietary Fiber 7g
29%
Sugars 8g
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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