Gluten-free focaccia with caponata



As lunchtime approaches we feel peckish and in need of a tasty idea that can satisfy our appetite in a genuine and nourishing way...Today we present gluten-free focaccia with caponata, a simple and delicious vegetarian recipe! A soft gluten-free focaccia is served with a vegetable filling, freely inspired by the typical Sicilian side dish, caponata. The filling is also enriched with a few slices of pecorino cheese and mâche leaves, which add a touch of freshness. A blend of Mediterranean flavors just waiting to be enjoyed bite after bite, perfect for a lunch break!


Gluten-free focaccia 2
Pecorino cheese 2 oz (80 g) - semi-mature
Lamb's lettuce 3 tbsp (30 g)
For the quick caponata
Eggplant 8 oz (230 g) - long
Cherry tomatoes 6 oz (170 g)
Yellow onions 1
Salted capers 2 tbsp (20 g)
Green olives 2 tbsp (20 g) - pitted
Pine nuts 2 tbsp (20 g)
Basil to taste
Extra virgin olive oil to taste
Fine salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

How to prepare Gluten-free focaccia with caponata

To make gluten-free focaccia with caponata, start with the ingredients for the quick caponata: peel and julienne the onion 1, tip and dice the eggplant into 0.8 inch cubes 2. Lastly, cut the tomatoes in half 3.

Place the onion in a non-stick pan with a drizzle of oil 4 and brown on a low flame for around 10 minutes. Add the eggplant 5, brown on a high flame for another 10 minutes, then add the tomatoes 6.

Flavor with the desalted capers 7, pine nuts 8 and coarsely chopped olives 9.

Add salt, pepper 10 and cook for another 10 minutes, then season with a few hand-torn basil leaves 11: Now place the focaccia on a tray and grill in the oven at 392° for 5 minutes 12.

In the meantime, cut the pecorino cheese into roughly 0.2 inch thick slices 13. Now you are ready to assemble the ingredients: slice the focaccia in half 14 and add the pecorino cheese slices 15.

Add 2 spoons of caponata 16 and complete with the mâche 17. Close the focaccia and repeat with the second piece. Your gluten-free focaccia with caponata is ready to be enjoyed 18!


Gluten-free focaccia with caponata is best enjoyed freshly prepared.

The caponata can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 days, in a sealed container.


If you prefer you can replace the pecorino with a less mature cheese, such as caciocavallo.