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Instant Pot® Mexican Lentil Soup

Instant Pot(R) Mexican Lentil Soup

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
Recipe By:Soup Loving Nicole
"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."


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar picante sauce
  • 1 1/4 cups dry lentils
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.