Santorini Wild Caper Leaves (5.3 oz)



In Greece, and even more so on its dry, beautiful islands, the notion of plant-forward, nose-to-tail eating is as old as the hills. Nothing is wasted, and so it goes that the beloved caper bush provides not only buds and fruit as food, but also leaves - a local specialty.

Caper leaves are more subtle in flavor than the capers themselves. They are velvety and smooth, delicate but also full of flavor thanks to the special brine in which they are preserved. For serving suggestions, see "Recipe Ideas" below.

Recipe Ideas

Caper leaves can be used much the same way you would the capers themselves, as an attractive and interesting addition to a multitude of salads, chopped into tomato sauces and mixed into braised bean dishes, soups and stews. They are wonderful with fish and seafood, but also with chicken, pork and lamb, their delicate acidity a nice foil to the richness of meats. Try the leaves as the foundation for a Greek island pesto, with a handful of Aegina pistachios, one of our olive oils, lemon zest and fresh or dried herbs. Or, make your own Greek mezze mix with capers, caper leaves, olives and herbs. 

Shrimp “Assyrtico” – with Caper Leaf Pesto over Fava Puree

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Greek Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes, Santorini Capers, Aegina Pistachios, Watermelon, Peaches & Avocado

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Judith N.
United States
new experience

haven't tried yet, but looking forward

Aaria T.
United States
Looking for an alternative or addition to capers?

Delicious addition to Dakos salads, both for flavor and garnish. Thank you for making this hard-to-find item available!

Marilyn W.
United States

I put them in eggs, in any sandwich or just out of the jar. Excellent plus I feel better since they are in my diet.

Susan L.
United States
She Loved It!

Bought the spice box and a few others for sis and she went wild. Fast service, all very nice. Only problem...I was there to eat the goodies! Next time include airfare!

Sherrie P.
United States
Caper Leaves

This is my second time ordering caper leaves from Diane Kochilas. This time they are stocking stuffers for my three daughters. I know they will love them as much as I do, and perhaps will start a new family tradition!