Red Lentil and Yellow Split Pea Soup Made with a Pressure Cooker


I love lentils and split peas (no need to soak) so here is my recipe for a hearty comfort food soup. Using the pressure cooker is wonderful because after working all day, this is a quick and energy-saving way to make a meal in around 30 minutes! Serve with a nice hearty piece of warm bread.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
10 servings


  • 1 cup red lentils

  • 1 cup yellow split peas

  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped

  • 2 carrots, coarsely chopped

  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 8 cups chicken broth

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, or to taste


  1. Place the lentils, split peas, onion, carrots, garlic, and cumin into a pressure cooker, and stir in the chicken broth. Seal the cooker, bring to pressure over medium heat, and reduce heat to keep the pressure stable; cook under pressure for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow pressure to subside. When the cooker is at normal pressure, remove the cover, season with salt and pepper and stir in lemon juice to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

170 Calories
1g Fat
29g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 170
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 781mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 264mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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