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Instant Pot Lentil Soup! This vegan lentil soup recipe is perfect for fall and winter.
This is the time of year where my Instant Pot is always on my kitchen counter. Between quick soups for dinner or making a thing of beans for Vander, it’s not worth the extra effort in lugging it up and down the basement stairs.
I’m getting at least 3-4 uses out of it per week; I like to refer to it as my winter work horse. I honestly never thought I would use my Instant Pot that much when I first bought it a few years ago, but here we are. If you haven’t gotten one yet and you like to eat beans, soups and stews often then I highly recommend grabbing one.
One of my favorite things to make right now is this Instant Pot Lentil Soup! Packed with vegetables, tomatoes, and lentils, this one is a crowd-pleaser and simple enough for busy weeknights.
This vegan lentil soup is for those kinda of nights. The times when you are so tired to make dinner, but don’t want to settle for another pantry meal of scraps. To be honest, we usually have one of those meals a week. A dinner of crackers, cheese, hummus and maybe some vegetables. Sometimes I tell BL that we’re having a mezze dinner but he knows the truth: I’m just too tired to put something together.
Not with this instant pot lentil soup! There’s little that has to be done besides chopping up a few vegetables. Or, you can do what I do and spend a little more money to buy the precut ones. I know that it’s a waste of both plastic and a few dollars but these days I’m usually happy to fork over more moolah if it means I can make dinner one-handed.
Vander has separation anxiety on high right now so if I’m in the house, it’s a good bet that he’s in my arms the entire time. Therefore, precut vegetables save a lot of tears (from both of us.) Trader Joe’s usually sells a mirepoix blend of cut onions, celery and carrots that is life-changing this time of year.
Add in some dried lentils, a can of tomatoes, some spices and ta-da! Dinner is served. This one is more on the spicy side because I love, love, love spicy food but it’s easily tamed down for those of you who don’t. Either reduce or omit the red pepper flakes.
I hope you love this one as much as I do! And, because I’m obsessed with letting my appliances cook for me this time of year, I’ve got a slow-cooker curry recipe coming your way on Friday. xo
Instant Pot Lentil Soup! This vegan lentil soup recipe is perfect for fall and winter. Healthy, delicious and so easy to put together! Throw everything in the pressure cooker and dinner is ready.
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