Instant Pot Lentil Soup (Recipe)

June 2, 2022

Instant Pot Lentil Soup (Recipe)


✅ 2 cups french lentils, rinsed (also called Le Puy or French Green Lentils)

✅ 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

✅ 1 large onion, diced

✅ 1 stalk celery, diced

✅ 3 cloves garlic, minced

✅ Splash white wine (about 1/4 cup)
✅ 2 large carrots, diced

✅ 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes

✅ 2 bay leaves

✅ 6-1/2 cups vegetable broth

✅ 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

✅ Leaves from 3 sprigs of thyme

✅ 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt (more if using homemade broth, less if using store-bought broth with sodium), plus more to taste

✅ Garnish: minced parsley


1️⃣ Heat olive oil in the bottom of an Instant Pot on the sauté setting. Add onion, garlic, and celery, and sauté, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until onions are translucent and starting to brown. Add the splash of wine and stir. Continue to cook on sauté setting until wine has cooked off.

2️⃣ Add carrots, canned tomatoes, lentils, bay leaves, vegetable broth, black pepper, salt and thyme, and stir.

3️⃣ Place lid on Instant Pot and turn to “Bean/Chili” setting with timer set to 14 minutes and vent in the sealed position.

4️⃣ When timer goes off, release the pressure. Stir soup and season with salt additional to taste. Serve topped with minced parsley.

5️⃣ Tip: For extra veggies in your meal, place a handful of baby kale or spinach in the bottom of your bowl when serving, and spoon the hot lentils over top.


Servings : 8 
Ready in : 20 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Instant pot

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