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. Your pressure cooker will help you to speed up the cooking of vegetables, which usually takes a long time.

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Instant Pot Eggplant Caponata

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword bell pepper, eggplant, Eggplant Caponata
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 54 kcal


  • 1 lb eggplants chopped
  • 7 oz tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup black olives
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 1 onion 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


  1. Place all your ingredients into your Instant Pot.
  2. Cook at high pressure for about 5 minutes.
  3. Quickly release the steam and serve warm or cold, together with some meat, fish or bread.
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