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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.

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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

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

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

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Add water.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly.

Serve with pita and vegetable crudités.

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