This vegan lentil soup is a one-pot meal so easy and simple to make in your Instant Pot®! Enjoy this delicious comfort food packed with flavor and nutrients.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat olive oil; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add carrots and celery and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Combine lentils, diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, garlic, thyme, salt, paprika, and black pepper in the pot. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 15 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

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  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Serve in bowls and sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

279 calories; protein 14.9g 30% DV; carbohydrates 41.5g 13% DV; fat 5.5g 8% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 848mg 34% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2018
I didn t purée it at all as I like a chunky soup. It was delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/05/2020
I rarely give a rating of 3 and in this case, it has nothing to do with the flavor but does have to do with the finished dish. This recipe has so much promise but will need to be tweaked to arrive at a meal that doesn't turn into Lentil Porridge. I been using my Instant Pot for years now but never prepared a lentil dish in it. I followed the recipe exactly as written and the end result was a disappointment. With setting the time at 15 minutes and then allowing for the natural release caused the carrots, celery, and especially the lentil to completely disintegrate. The flavor was fantastic however, my husband & I were so disappointed in the final result. I will be keeping this recipe but next time, I will do a quick release after 10 minutes. Hopefully, that will allow the textures to remain intact. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2018
I didn t purée it at all as I like a chunky soup. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/05/2020
I rarely give a rating of 3 and in this case, it has nothing to do with the flavor but does have to do with the finished dish. This recipe has so much promise but will need to be tweaked to arrive at a meal that doesn't turn into Lentil Porridge. I been using my Instant Pot for years now but never prepared a lentil dish in it. I followed the recipe exactly as written and the end result was a disappointment. With setting the time at 15 minutes and then allowing for the natural release caused the carrots, celery, and especially the lentil to completely disintegrate. The flavor was fantastic however, my husband & I were so disappointed in the final result. I will be keeping this recipe but next time, I will do a quick release after 10 minutes. Hopefully, that will allow the textures to remain intact. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2018
This turned out great--very good flavor and filling. I made a mistake and used crushed tomatoes instead of diced but it still came out well. I added some leftover shredded chicken to my husbands because he has to have meat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2019
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2020
Excellent. Will be a regular part of my menu. Used a bit more diced tomatoes to round ingredient to a whole can. It was fine. I like more pepper to spice it up Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2019
Just finished making this and it is really delicious! I used a stick blender as the carrots and celery were still large pieces. I didn’t have vegetables broth so I used chicken instead, otherwise I followed it as written and really like it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2018
This is a great recipe! However I do not have an Instant Pot so used my Crock Pot instead. Also added equal amounts chicken stock and vegetable broth so was not vegan. But was outstanding nevertheless! Went over very well with the family! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2019
It was really very good. I cannot do certain spices, so even without the pepper and paprika it was still tasty.. I am sure once you add that it is even more amazing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2019
Yes. This was the first time making it so I didn’t make any changes. Read More