Spring Caponata with Olives and Pomegranate
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
3 ½ oz almonds
10 ½ oz olives
2oz celery stalk
100 ml olive oil
2 oz capers
1 ½ oz sugar
50ml white wine vinegar
1 piece pomegranate
Ground black pepper to taste
1.Boil a liter of salted water in a saucepan and add celery chopped into small pieces in it for two minutes. Drain the water,cool the celery so that it does not lose its green color.
2. Pour almonds into a frying pan and put in the oven for five minutes, preheated to 180 degrees.
3. Take away the seeds from the olives and chop the flesh roughly.
4. Rinse the salted capers and chop them roughly. Roasted nuts in the oven are also roughly chopped.
5. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan, add sugar, capers, raisins, vinegar, a pinch of black pepper, olives, and simmer over medium heat for five minutes. Then pour celery into a stewpan and simmer for another two to three minutes. When serving, mix with pomegranate seeds and almonds.
Fat: 45.8 g
Protein: 8 g
Carbohydrates: 59 g
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