It’s about time I posted a lentil soup recipe! This one is one to keep returning to over and over again – at least until spring comes back to us.
I’ve been on a rollercoaster of colds. A few days feeling great, a few days feeling questionable, a few days down for the count, and it all starts over again. Which only means one thing: all the soup.
Especially now that I have a handy-dandy Instant Pot! I’ve basically been making all the soups and chilis I can in it – aside from steaming salmon, of course. As I mentioned before, I was worried I wouldn’t get as much out of it since I don’t cook a lot of
Reasons to Love Lentil Soup in the Instant Pot
- One pot and done! Aside from chopping the vegetables, you won’t have any dishes (and hey, that knife can be easily cleaned while the soup cooks ;)).
- Perfectly spiced! With a warming blend of cumin, paprika, white and black pepper, this lentil soup has just the right amount of flavor without being overpowering.
- Veggies! I
looooveroot veggies in the winter – usuallyI roast them – but they had such a hearty element to lentil soup that I HAD to have them! Carrots, parsnips, onion, garlic, oh my! Not to mention the celery and kale, too!
- Healthy AND filling! Did you read all about the veggies up there? Lentils themselves are low calorie, packed full of protein and fiber to keep you full! Plus a fresh squeeze of lemon packs in some vitamin C and a walnut garnish brings in some good fats. WINNING.
- Quick! Thanks to the Instant Pot, this soup is super quick. I love that I can clean up the kitchen and by the time dinner is done, I have zero work left to do and can just reap the benefits!
What If I don’t have an Instant Pot?
No worries! We’ve been making lentil soup since before the IP came to be, and we can continue to do so! It might take about 10 minutes longer, but the soup will still be ready in about 30 minutes or so regardless! I still call that a win.
Ways to Enjoy Healthy Vegetable Lentil Soup
- As is, obviously.
- With a parsley and walnut garnish – extra crunch and an extra pop of bright flavor!
- With a side of Thyme Parmesan Drop Biscuits – actually the best. I’d also go for a piece of warmed naan in a pinch.
Be sure to leave a comment below and tell me your favorite pairings with this lentil soup!Print