What to do with leftover capers

Capers are a favourite addition to salads, pasta and savoury dishes. Find out how to use up leftover capers here.

What to do with leftover capers

Recipes using capers

How to use up leftover capers

  • Anchovy, chilli and caper pizza
    Spread a pizza base with tomato passata, crushed garlic, torn mozzarella and a few chopped anchovy fillets. Scatter over capers and chilli flakes, then bake at 220°C/200°C fan/gas 7 for 15-20 min until the base is golden and the cheese has melted.
  • Zingy green beans
    Coarsely chop a few tablespoons of capers, then mix with lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Stir into steamed green beans and garnish with lemon zest for a quick, summery side dish.
  • Roasted cauli salad
    Toss cauliflower florets with oil, salt and pepper, then roast for 25-30 min at 220°C/200°C fan/gas 7 until tender and golden. Meanwhile, whisk 3 parts olive oil with 1 part sherry vinegar and 1 part clear honey. While the roasted cauliflower is still warm, toss it in the dressing to coat, then mix with pine nuts, capers, raisins and fresh parsley.

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