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Instant Pot Lentil Soup

Instant Pot Lentil Soup

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner, soup, healthy, main, pressure cooker
  • Method: Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Description

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.


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner, soup, healthy, main, pressure cooker
  • Method: Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner, soup, healthy, main, pressure cooker
  • Method: Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 celery sticks, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 large can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes with their juice
  • 1 cup brown or green lentils
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

Instructions

  1. Turn the Instant Pot on and hit ‘saute.’ Add the olive oil, onion, carrots and celery and cook for ~5 minutes until vegetables have softened.
  2. Add in the garlic and spices, then hit ‘cancel.’ Add the tomatoes with their juices, lentils, broth, salt and cover. Bring the soup to high pressure for 15 minutes (turn the vent to sealing and hit manual and the + sign to 15 minutes).
  3. When done, turn the vent to venting and let the pressure come down naturally for 10-15 minutes. Gently remove the cover, then place 2 cups of the soup in a blender and puree until creamy. Add back to the soup along with the chopped spinach and place the cover back on. Let sit for 2-3 minutes until the spinach has wilted.
  4. Just before serving, stir in the lemon juice and chopped parsley and serve!

Notes

  1. To cook in a slow cooker: Saute the vegetables (onion, celery and carrot) first with the olive oil in a skillet, then add to the base of a slow-cooker along with the spices, tomatoes, lentils and salt. Cook on high for 4 hours, or until lentils are tender. Before serving, remove 2 cups of the soup and puree until creamy, then add back to the slow cooker. Add in the spinach and stir to wilt. Just before serving, add in the parsley and lemon juice and serve.
  2. To cook on the stove: Saute the vegetables (onion, celery and carrot) first with the olive oil in a large stock pan. Add in the spices, tomatoes, lentils, salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until lentils are tender, about 35 minutes. Remove 2 cups of the soup and puree until creamy, then add back to the stock pan. Add in the spinach and stir to wilt. Just before serving, add in the parsley and lemon juice and serve!

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