Instant Pot Eggplant Caponata

Eggplant Caponata is a traditional Italian summer dish which is typical of Sicily and Southern Regions in general.

It is made with eggplants and tomatoes and it can be served both as a side dish or an appetizer, together with some bread or on crackers. Your pressure cooker will help you to speed up the cooking of vegetables, which usually takes a long time.


Instant Pot Eggplant Caponata
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bell pepper, eggplant, Eggplant Caponata
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
  • 1 lb eggplants chopped
  • 7 oz tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup black olives
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 2 tbsp garlic finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh basil to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Place all your ingredients into your Instant Pot.
  • Cook at high pressure for about 8 minutes.
  • Quickly release the steam and serve warm or cold, together with some meat, fish or bread.
  • Sprinkle with fresh Basil if desired

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9 thoughts on “Instant Pot Eggplant Caponata

  1. For the past two years I’ve made caponata on the stove and preserved it in jars via water bath.Do you know if this recipe would work that way? It sound SO easy in the Instant Pot

  2. I made this yesterday with my boyfriend. It was great to find a recipe but it was quite watery, though I used tinned tomatoes not fresh chopped. I think next time I’ll put it to a slow cooker setting.

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