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Instant Pot Lentil Vegetable Soup

Dec 01, 2022
Instant Pot Lentil Vegetable Soup

Instant Pot Lentil Vegetable Soup

Who doesn’t love a good comfort meal? When I think of comfort food, the first thing that comes to mind is a good soup. So, what better way to cozy up than with a delicious Instant Pot Lentil Vegetable Soup? This quick and easy recipe will have your taste buds dancing with delight. Packed with hearty lentils and an array of flavorful vegetables, this soup is the perfect addition to any meal. Pair it with a sandwich or roasted vegetables, and you've got a satisfying and nutritious feast!

To whip up this delightful soup, gather the following ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 6 cups of water (or broth)
  • 1 cup of potatoes, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 cup of dry brown lentils
  • A handful of spinach

Now, let's get cooking!

  • Start by setting your Instant Pot to the sauté function and heat the olive oil.
  • Add the diced onion, garlic, and sauté until they turn translucent and aromatic.
  • Sprinkle in the cumin, coriander, turmeric, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir everything together to ensure the spices distribute evenly.
  • Add the diced potatoes, carrots, celery, dry lentils, and a handful of spinach.
  • Give everything a good stir to combine all the flavors. 
  • Next, add your water (or broth).
  • Secure the lid of the Instant Pot, set the pressure cooker to high pressure, and let it cook for 15 minutes.
  • Once the cooking time is up, carefully release the pressure according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Once you remove the lid, soak in the comforting aroma of perfectly cooked lentils and tender vegetables.
  • Now, it is ready to serve.

Feel free to customize your bowl with additional toppings like fresh. This is a simple and satisfying way to indulge in the goodness of homemade comfort food. Don’t forget the beauty of this recipe is that it is customizable! If there is something you want to add, feel free to do so. Stay cozy, friends. 


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