The tangy relish that tops these crostini is very versatile -- it also works as a quick pasta sauce or sandwich spread. The recipe was adapted from "Everyday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast."Also try:Crostini with Tuna and White Bean Puree, Crostini with Fresh Ricotta and Grilled Radicchio

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a 5-quart Dutch oven or pot, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion, raisins, pine nuts, garlic, and red-pepper flakes; cook stirring occasionally, until onion has softened, 4 to 6 minutes.

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  • Add tomato paste, cocoa powder, and sugar; cook, stirring, until tomato paste is fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add eggplant, vinegar, and 1/3 cup water.

  • Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until eggplant is tender and mixture is thick, 7 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and more sugar (up to 1 tablespoon), as desired.

  • Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush both sides bread with olive oil. Grill, turning once, until toasted and grill marks appear, about 2 minutes per side.

  • Top grilled bread with caponata; garnish with basil leaves. Caponata can be refrigerated up to 5 days in an airtight container; let cool completely before storing.

Reviews (3)

139 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 51
  • 2 star values: 29
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2018
This is one of my favorite ways to serve my purple friend! I use eggplant in so many dishes it has a separate space in my recipe file! One dish I always order at my fave Chinese joint I have never been able to copy at home as there is one secrete ingredient they will not tell me..."After you come for 20 years we will tell you!" I have been a regular for 12 years....Hmmmm!raf
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2014
I've made this recipe a number of times for different events and it has been an absolute hit each and every time. The dish is easy to make and absolutely delicious, also different from the typical appetizer fare.
Rating: Unrated
04/19/2013
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