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4.5 from 18 votes

Baba Ghanoush Greek Eggplant Dip

This Instant Pot Baba Ghanoush Greek Eggplant Dip recipe is quick, flameless, and tastes delicious!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizers, Side Dishes, Snacks
Cuisine: Greek, Lebanese, Moroccan
Keyword: baba ghanoush, Instant Pot Vegetarian, instnat pot eggpant
Servings: 10
Calories: 107kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant, peeled, cut in half, and then sliced lengthwise
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 5 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup water

For Finishing

Instructions

  • Heat the Instant Pot pot, and when it's hot, put in a few tablespoons of oil, and once it is hot, put in one layer of eggplant slices. This is the tough part now, do not mess with them until they are properly charred at the bottom. Without this char, you won't get the smoky taste you need. Once these slices char, they will shrink a bit and you can put in some more eggplant slices. At this point, you may need to put in more oil. This thing sucks oil, so just embrace that. Use a spatula or spoon and scrape up the char from the bottom as needed. This took me about 10-15 minutes to get it all charred.
  • Once the eggplant is charred and somewhat soft, add the garlic, salt, and water.
  • Pressure cook on High for 3 minutes, and release pressure quickly.
  • If you have too much water at the bottom when you open it, turn your Instant Pot on sauté and let some of it cook off.
  • Tilt your pan up slightly, and using an immersion blender, roughly purée the eggplant mix, taking care not to make baby food out of it (I mean unless you DO plan to feed it to a baby).
  • Add the Tahini and liquid smoke, taste and adjust as needed.
  • Pour into a bowl, top with parsley and the olive oil, sprinkle with smoked paprika.
  • Serve with pita bread or raw veggies as a dip.

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.3mg