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Sicilian Caponata with Whole Wheat Couscous
A tasty eggplant sweet and sour stew that is a staple in every Sicilian household, this caponata uses the classic Italian approach of using a thoughtful balance of flavors to bring the best out in simple ingredients.
1 1/2 cups water
1 (15 oz.) can no-salt-added chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup whole wheat couscous
1/4 cup olive oil
2 bell peppers, chopped
1 large red onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. brown sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
1 small Italian eggplant, chopped
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
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Sicilian Caponata with Whole Wheat Couscous

Sicilian Caponata with Whole Wheat Couscous

Sicilian Caponata with Whole Wheat Couscous
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  • Servings:4 (442 g)
  • Prep Time:25 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
1. Bring water to a boil in a medium pot. Stir in the chickpeas and couscous, cover, and remove from the heat.
2. Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Saute the peppers, onion, and celery until they start to brown (3-5 minutes).
3. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the tomato paste, red pepper flakes, vinegar, sugar, and salt. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant (2 minutes). Stir in the vegetable broth and eggplant and simmer until the eggplant is tender (10 minutes).
4. Fluff the couscous mixture with a fork and divide into four portions. Top with the caponata and garnish with pine nuts.