This warm and comforting lentil soup is full of veggies and spice and comes together in a flash with the help of your multi-functional pressure cooker.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 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. Add olive oil and let heat for 1 minute. Add carrot, onion, bell pepper, and jalapeno; saute for 2 minutes. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Hit Cancel.

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  • Add broth, picante sauce, lentils, taco seasoning, and cumin. Stir to combine. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 6 minutes. Allow 10 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Remove the lid and stir in cilantro and lime juice. Ladle into bowls and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

173 calories; protein 11.3g 23% DV; carbohydrates 26.3g 9% DV; fat 2.6g 4% DV; cholesterol 2.5mg 1% DV; sodium 526.3mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2020
Quick and easy. My son would have liked it to be more soup-like but I liked it just the way it was. We topped it with sour cream and served with chips. I rarely make anything exactly like the recipe but this time I did. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2019
I didn't use a pressure cooker as lentils don't take that long to cook. It wasn't anything special at all and if I ever make it again, I would add some cut up ham. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 6
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2019
It was completely awesome!!! Loved it!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2020
Swapped chicken broth for vegetable. Great dish! Very flavorful Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2019
came out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2020
Love this soup. Quick and easy to make and very flavorful. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2019
Very easy and very delicious! I used PACE Brand mild piquant sauce. It also is available "spicy " but the jalapeno in the ingredient list I wanted to be sure it wasn't too spicy. It had just enough kick. This one is a keeper! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2019
I didn't use a pressure cooker as lentils don't take that long to cook. It wasn't anything special at all and if I ever make it again, I would add some cut up ham. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2020
Quick and easy. My son would have liked it to be more soup-like but I liked it just the way it was. We topped it with sour cream and served with chips. I rarely make anything exactly like the recipe but this time I did. Read More