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About the ingredient capers. Including 353 recipes with capers, nutrition data, and photos.

 

What are capers?

Close-up of capers on a wooden spoon

Capers are often used as a garnish in many Mediterranean dishes, typically Italian . They are very frequently used in Sicilian cookery.

Capers have an intense flavour that is developed as mustard oil is released from the caper buds when pickled.

They are commonly used in salads, pastas and often served with smoked salmon such as lox with cream cheese on bagels.

Spaghetti alla puttanesca

Popular Italian dishes that feature capers as an integral component include Spaghetti alla puttanesca and Chicken Piccata.

Chicken Piccata with pasta and mushrooms

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size tbsp, drained (8g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 1Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 237mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 0.4g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 0.2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Food group

Capers are a member of the Spices and Herbs US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much do capers weigh?

Amount Weight
1 tbsp, drained 8 grams

Spices and Herbs

In Chinese:驴蹄草
British (UK) term:
en français:câpres
en español:alcaparra

Recipes using capers

There are 353 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Elevated Tuna-Pasta Salad

Elevated Tuna-Pasta Salad

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This can tuna pasta salad brings canned tuna to life with a burst of fresh and hearty flavors. The combination of green beans, tomatoes, olives, capers, and pasta creates a vibrant and satisfying dish. It's a delicious way to elevate canned tuna into a memorable meal.

Scrambled Eggs with Lox and Cream Cheese

Scrambled Eggs with Lox & Cream Cheese

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A low-carb version of Lox (smoked salmon) and cream cheese that uses scrambled eggs to replace the classic bagel. Rich, creamy, and delicious, it is perfect for celebrating National Cream Cheese and Lox Day or anytime for an impressive Brunch or breakfast offering.

Egg and Salmon Sandwich

Egg & Salmon Sandwich

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Skip the drive-thru with this gourmet Egg McMuffin replacement that's topped with smoked salmon and tomatoes.

Beets, Chorizo and Pomegranate Braise with Cilantro Salsa

Beets, Chorizo & Pomegranate Braise with Cilantro Salsa

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This delicious and well-balanced one pot meal will for sure satisfy everyone around the dinner table with all the yumminess and goodness.

Fusilli with Smoked Salmon

Fusilli with Smoked Salmon

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This creamy and smoky dish will for sure satisfy your appetite.

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Tapenade

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Tapenade

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Instead of mayonnaise, use green olives tapenade to spread the sandwich, which gives the sandwich tangy flavor. Grilling adds the nice smokiness into the these juicy and tender summer vegetables. Delicious and light summer sandwiches.

Tartar Sauce

Tartar Sauce

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Make your delicious tartar sauce with this easy to follow recipe that doesn't take a lot of time to prepare.

Italian Dressing

Italian Dressing

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Quick and easy home made Italian style salad dressing.

Pasta Alla Puttanesca

Pasta Alla Puttanesca

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Quick, easy and delicious. Using whole wheat pasta makes the dish even more nutritious and filling. An ideal one-pan meal.

Chickpea, Tomato and Olive Salad

Chickpea, Tomato & Olive Salad

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This easy and refreshing salad has lots of great textures, and it's quite filling as well. Serve it as a side dish or a tasty and nutritious vegetarian main course.

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca

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This quick and easy pasta dish tastes delicious. For a vegetarian version, just omit the anchovies, and it is still refreshingly tasty.

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Tomato and Olives Tapenade

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Tomato & Olives Tapenade

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Instead of mayonnaise, use sun-dried tomato and olives tapenade to spread the sandwich, which gives the sandwich tangy flavor. Grilling adds the nice smokiness into the these juicy and tender summer vegetables. Delicious and light summer sandwiches.

Muffuletta Sandwich

Muffuletta Sandwich

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Hard to go wrong with a Muffuletta sandwich. It was easy and simple to assemble, and it was packed with flavour.

Seafood Burgers with Basil Tartar Sauce

Seafood Burgers with Basil Tartar Sauce

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Seafood Burgers with Basil Tartar Sauce recipe

16 Minute Tortilla Pizza

16 Minute Tortilla Pizza

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These tortilla mini pizzas are very easy to make, it can be a quick and easy snack or appetizer ready in a flash.

New Potato and Green Bean Salad with Grape Tomatoes and Feta

New Potato & Green Bean Salad with Grape Tomatoes & Feta

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Make this quick, easy and tasty salad as your side-dish with any of your BBQ main course. Light and refreshing, wonderful in a warm summer day.

Tomato and Olive Tapenade

Tomato & Olive Tapenade

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Using sun-dried or oven-dried tomatoes and olives makes this delicious tapenade that can be spread over the sough dough bread, stuffed into bell peppers or chicken breast, or can be the replacement of mayonnaise when you prepare the sandwiches. Quick, easy and tasty!

Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Escabeche Sauce

Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Escabeche Sauce

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Light and tasty. A quick and easy way to prepare a delicious fish dish.

Aussie: Roseville Tea Sandwiches

Aussie: Roseville Tea Sandwiches

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Take a trip to the Outback with this scrumptious appetizer. Perfect for a relaxing day in the shade with a cup of tea!

Leftover Mashed Potato Supreme

Leftover Mashed Potato Supreme

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Here's a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes in a very dressy way. No one will complain about leftovers when this dish is set on the table. It works even better for serving leftovers to guests one or even two days later! :) Serve this as a side dish and it will dress up other leftover mains.

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