Foodie Friday: Hot and Spicy Caponata


Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, Farrah from Fairyburger and Cassandra from Powered by BLING to create awesome healthy recipes each week!  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

Today our theme is hot’n’spicy.  I had all intentions on posting a completely different recipe, I even made it and photographed it but my littlest daughter fell ill yesterday and I didn’t have time to edit them the way I’d like.  That spicy little number will just have to wait to make an appearance until another day. 

Thankfully, I have a recipe in my archives that I posted for Meatless Monday back in August.  If you already saw this, sorry for the repeat.  If you missed it or it’s your first time stopping by, it’s really a delicious recipe and fairly simple to make- let me know if you give it a try! :) Meatless Monday: Hot Caponata over Spaghetti

This meatless hot caponata is a dish that you can make as hot and spicy as you’d like.  I only used jalapenos because I am not a huge fan of spice (stupid reflux) but you could totally add red pepper flakes or chili peppers if you wanted to take it up a notch.  I also used eggplant in place of meat but feel free to sub in your favorite meat- chicken, beef, or fish would all taste fab. Meatless Monday: Hot Caponata over Spaghetti

Meatless Monday: Hot Caponata over Spaghetti
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Instructions
  1. In a large pan, heat olive oil, add onions and garlic and sautee until soft and no longer opaque.
  2. Add eggplant and olives and simmer until eggplant cooks down.
  3. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and sea salt, stir.
  4. Add capers and wine and let simmer for several more minutes.
  5. While caponata is simmering, make spaghetti according to package instructions.
  6. Rinse spaghetti noodles in a strainer, plate & top with caponata.
  7. Enjoy! :)
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Again, sorry for the repeat recipe. Thanks for understanding…I will be back with a brand spankin’ new meatless recipe on Monday! 😉

 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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41 Comments

CARLA
Reply January 16, 2015

for some reason---until now?---Ive always been afraid to make ANYTHING EGGPLANT!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 16, 2015

    Honestly, eggplant was never a fav of mine until I ate my husband's dishes using it. I think it just needs to be cooked the right way! :)

Linda @ The Fitty
Reply January 16, 2015

Looks OUT OF THIS WORLD what camera do you use, girlie?!

I wanted to tag you in this but I ran outta space, but I want you to fess up in your confessions too :) http://bit.ly/1E6OYM2
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    Reply January 16, 2015

    This was actually taken with my iphone back in August :) I use a Canon t5i Rebel now!

    Haha...oh boy...my confessions might turn into a novel ;)

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply January 16, 2015

Ah love the sauce! The white wine ;)
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    Reply January 16, 2015

    Haha...some ended up in the sauce and some or maybe most ended up in a glass ;)

Coco (@Got2Run4Me)
Reply January 16, 2015

Carla's afraid of eggplant, but I'm afraid of jalepeno! But I'd love to eat this if you made it for me. ;-)
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    Reply January 16, 2015

    Haha oh no! You can totally make it without jalapenos or you can just come over for dinner ;)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply January 16, 2015

Yum!!! That looks so tasty! Can't wait to try it!
Happy Friday. Have a great weekend!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 16, 2015

    Thanks, Julie! Hope you enjoy! :D

jill conyers
Reply January 16, 2015

Your recipe looks wonderful! Yum!

Happy to link up if it's ok that the post is from Mon :)
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    Reply January 16, 2015

    Of course! We'd love for you to join us :)

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply January 16, 2015

Forget the pasta.
All about that sauce. In a soup bowl, let's go.
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    Reply January 16, 2015

    Haha, right? SO GOOD!

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply January 16, 2015

I love eggplant & olives so this is a big winner !!! Can't wait to try it! Hope the little one is feeling better !
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    Reply January 16, 2015

    Yay! Hope you enjoy! And thank you- she is...just have to disinfect so it doesn't spread around to the rest of us!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply January 16, 2015

If there's eggplant in it, count me in! This recipe looks delicious, and I like the hot and spicy theme...perfect for a cold winter's meal!
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    Reply January 16, 2015

    Definitely is! It is SO cold and windy here...definitely making something spicy tonight so I can warm up :)

fitmamalove
Reply January 16, 2015

I love spicy! This sounds so good!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 16, 2015

    Thank you! It is quite spicy but can be made even hotter with some extra peppers ;)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply January 16, 2015

mmmmm!!!! every recipe you post makes me more and more excited to come visit :)
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    Reply January 16, 2015

    Haha, yay!!! I am SO excited for you to come! Can't wait :D

Cassandra @PoweredByBling
Reply January 16, 2015

I'm a total fan of Caponata. I eat it on a lot of things! I'm making pasta for dinner tonight and will be using this as my sauce option. Thanks for the fresh idea.
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    Reply January 16, 2015

    You are welcome! :P Let me know what you think!!!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply January 16, 2015

I am all about anything eggplant and spicy!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 16, 2015

    It is a great combo! :)

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply January 16, 2015

OMG, this looks amazing!! Will definitely be trying this out, great comfort food!
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    Reply January 17, 2015

    Thank you! It is quite comforting! :) Hope you enjoy!

Renee @ Bendiful Blog
Reply January 16, 2015

I've never cooked eggplant maybe I should venture out of my food bubble and try it? This looks good!
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    Reply January 17, 2015

    Whaaat? You should definitely make it!!!

Farrah
Reply January 16, 2015

Oh no! :[ I hope your daughter feels better soon! :[

haha, totally understandable! I've been thinking of repurposing my old-old entries for when I'm off on rotations + traveling all over the place, because I'm pretty sure I will have waayyyy less free time then. I think I really did miss this back in August, so hooray for the refresher! <3 It looks delicious!
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    Reply January 17, 2015

    Thanks! She unfortunately passed it on to me :( Recovering slowly today.

    I see no problem with repurposing....no need to stress yourself out when you have amazing recipes in the archives ;)

Emily@WhateverFloatsYourOats
Reply January 17, 2015

Looks delicious! I hope your daughter is feeling better.
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    Reply January 17, 2015

    Thank you! She passed it on to me- slowly recovering today :P

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply January 19, 2015

Yummy, I love a bit of spice.
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 19, 2015

    It always make the meal a little more exciting! :)

Esther
Reply January 19, 2015

Looks great Annmarie! I love all your pics of the food you make! It makes me so hungry! Haha
I think I will need to try this! Until last night my husband kept telling me he did not like eggplant! I grilled some last night and he was impressed (and at a bunch!)!! So this will be another eggplant recipe I try! :)

    Esther
    Reply January 19, 2015

    I also hope you and your daughter are feeling better!!
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      Reply January 19, 2015

      Thanks so much, Esther- she is feeling much better now..she was nice enough to pass it on to me :) Haha- really though, we are all on the mend finally! So happy to hear that your hubby likes eggplant now- if he is just easing into it he will definitely love this recipe! Let me know what you think when you make it :)

Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club
Reply February 20, 2015

That looks absolutely MORE than delicious. I love pasta and SPICY sauces on top of them.
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    Reply February 20, 2015

    It was yummy! I have more spicy sauces to share- my hubby loves them too! :)

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