If you haven’t heard of caponata, now is the time. I’m excited to introduce you to this lovely antipasti, our Instant Pot Caponata recipe.

Full of vegetables like eggplant, zucchini, and celery, caponata is as beautiful as it is delicious, and making it in the pressure cooker makes this Instant Pot Caponata recipe comes together in a snap.

MyWW Purple 2 points, MyWW Blue 2 points, MyWW Green 2 points per serving.

Instant Pot Caponata recipe - Instant Pot appetizer

What is Caponata?

Caponata is a Sicilian eggplant dish consisting of a cooked vegetable salad made from chopped eggplant and celery seasoned with vinegar and a sweet and mildly spicy sauce and this Instant Pot Caponata recipe is amazing! It’s one of our favorite instant pot recipes

We’ve made this beautiful appetizer even easier to make by creating an Instant Pot version.

 

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Instant Pot Caponata Recipe

Try this Instant Pot Caponata recipe as a delicious antipasti or Instant Pot appetizer. This also makes a great light lunch.

Instant Pot Caponata Recipe
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Instant Pot Caponata

Servings: 8
Calories: 75kcal
Author: theholymess.com

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 eggplant cut into ½” pieces
  • 2 zucchini cut into ½” pieces
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • ½ cup parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ cup dates chopped
  • ½ cup tomato paste divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to pressure cooker, reserving ¼ cup tomato paste.
  • Set pressure to 5 minutes.
  • Quick release and then stir in remaining ¼ cup tomato paste. Serve with a selection of crackers, flatbread, pita bread, and olives. Caponata sauce can be served warm or cold, and you can also serve with pasta or couscous.

Notes

MyWW Purple 2 points, MyWW Blue 2 points, MyWW Green 2 points per serving

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 443mg | Potassium: 669mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1215IU | Vitamin C: 27.9mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.3mg

 

Directions: Instant Pot Caponata

Instant Pot Caponata

The ingredients for caponata are gorgeous. Enjoy the color and beautiful scents as you prepare this healthy dish.

Instant Pot Caponata

Add all ingredients to the pressure cooker, reserving ¼ cup tomato paste. 

Set pressure to 5 minutes. 

Instant Pot Caponata

Quick release and then stir in remaining ¼ cup tomato paste.

Instant Pot Caponata

How To Serve Caponata

How do you serve the best Caponata recipe? With a selection of crackers, flatbread, pita bread, and olives. Instant Pot Caponata sauce can be served warm or cold, and you can also serve with pasta or couscous.

What’s your favorite Instant Pot appetizer? This Caponata dip is one of ours!

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