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Instant Pot Baba Ganoush (Vegan, Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free)

Creamy, smoky Instant Pot baba ganoush is the perfect Mediterranean dip!  Made with eggplant, garlic, tahini, and lemon juice this dip packs a ton of flavor while still being light. Perfect for batch cooking, meal prep, or making ahead.

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I love the rich and smoky flavor of baba ganoush!  It was actually the very first thing I made in my Instant Pot.  Its great as a dip for pita or veggies, and is amazing on falafel or Homemade Vegan Tofu Shwarma Pitas!  🙂

This Instant Pot Baba Ganoush Recipe Is:

  • Creamy
  • Healthy
  • Smoky
  • Bright
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Whole30, and Paleo approved

This recipe pressure cooks the eggplant right in the Instant Pot with some water, then blends together the rest of the ingredients into a smooth and creamy dip.

Make-Ahead Baba Ganoush Dip!

The flavors on this are insane – the creamy eggplant and olive oil provide a nice base for a dip, the raw garlic gives a spicy flavor, and the tahini and lemon juice provide a nice acidity.  This baba ganoush is ready in about 30 minutes, but can be easily made ahead for a party.

What’s In This Instant Pot Baba Ganouj?

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30 Minute Baba Ganoush

This pressure cooker baba ganoush recipe is what I call an Easy Weeknight Meal – which is on your table in about 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a healthy homecooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering takeout!


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Instant Pot Baba Ganoush For the WIN

For all my recipes I use the 8-Quart Instant Pot Ultra, its larger than the standard models (which are only 6 quart) so I have extra room to meal prep and batch cook more meals for the week. The Ultra model also has some great extra settings like cake baking and yogurt making which are really neat. I love that everything can cook in one pot, which makes for way less dishes and hands-off cooking. The Instant Pot is hands-down my favorite kitchen appliance, and actually makes my life so much easier.

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Get the Same Ingredients I Used For My Instant Pot Baba Ganoush Recipe!

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Instant Pot Baba Ganoush (Vegan, Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free)

The Herbeevore
Creamy, smoky baba ganoush is the perfect Mediterranean dip to make in the Instant Pot!  Made with eggplant, garlic, tahini, and lemon juice this dip packs a ton of flavor while still being light. Perfect for batch cooking, meal prep, or making ahead.
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Cook Time 10 mins
Cool Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine Lebanese, Mediterranean



  • Add the eggplants and water to the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • Set to ‘Pressure Cook’ for 20 minutes, and start the timer.
  • After the 20 minutes, do a Quick Release on the Instant Pot, and remove the eggplant carefully and set aside until cool enough to handle.
  • Peel the skin from the eggplant, and add the inside flesh to a food processor or blender.  Add the garlic, tahini, lemon juice, liquid smoke, and olive oil.  Pulse/blend until a smooth consistency.  Taste, and add salt and pepper if desired.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika, parsley, and a drizzle of olive oil.  Serve on a salad, pita, or as a dip!
Keyword Keto Dip, Paleo Dip, Whole30 Dip, Whole30 Recipe
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