Pressure Cooker Baba Ghanoush | Pressure Cooker Baba Ghanoush |

Do you like things that go on pitas? Do you like hummus? Then you will probably also enjoy this pressure cooker Baba Ghanoush.

My Love/Hate with the Eggplant

At one point in my life, I was under the impression that I did not like eggplant. I found the Italian style (breaded and fried) kind of gross.  But eventually I came to love eggplant when I discovered Baba Ghanoush and set out to make my own at home. Because of this, I have since tried eggplant in a variety of dishes and it is now one of my favorite ingredients.

The Recipe

I’ve made Baba Ghanoush a few different ways but the Pressure Cooker Baba Ghanoush method is by far the easiest. This recipe comes straight from the recipe book that my pressure cooker came with.

Note: I made a doubled batch of this Pressure Cooker Baba Ghanoush, as you will see in some of the photos.


Baba Ghanoush

Instead of heating up the kitchen to roast the eggplant in the oven, cooking it in your pressure cooker will keep the kitchen cool.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large eggplant, about 1 pound, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

4 garlic cloves, peeled

1/2 cup water

2 to 3 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons tahini paste

1 tablespoon olive oil


Place olive oil in the cooking pot of the Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker. Select Sauté.


Stir eggplant and garlic into the pot. Cook until soft and slightly golden, about 5 minutes.


Add water.

Lock lid in place. Select High Pressure. Set timer for 5 minutes.


When audible beep sounds, use Quick Pressure Release to release pressure. When float valve drops, remove lid carefully, tilting away from you to allow steam to disperse.


Strain the eggplant and garlic and place into work bowl or into a food processor fitted with metal chopping blade.


Add the parsley, salt, lemon juice, and tahini.

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Pulse food processor to achieve desired consistency – it should be fairly creamy.


Scrape bowl, add olive oil, and pulse until fully combined.


Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly.

Serve with pita and vegetable crudités.