Caper Leaves are one of those revelation ingredients, the ones you try and think to yourself: “how did I get to this point without knowing them?”
Wildly growing on Pantelleria – the tiny, rocky island between Sicily and Tunisia – these caper leaves are picked by hand and preserved in Sicilian extra virgin olive oil and sea salt.
Caper leaves are a novelty for the caper world of Pantelleria; for good reason! Whenever you fancy a caper-y tone without the intense salty + umami personality of capers, these leaves will deliver just the right touch of brightness and savoriness you were missing.
La Nicchia‘s caper leaves are crunchy yet thin, with a delicate taste that enhances other flavors without overpowering them. That’s why this product has so many creative applications. Think: in salads, on roasted fish or meat, deep fried (yep, they make a killer aperitivo), to garnish pasta, pizza, rice, beans, or grains… the list is endless!