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30-Minute Instant Pot Lentil Soup

2 garlic cloves, minced

¼ white onion, diced

Pinch of salt

½ tsp cumin seeds

2 carrots, diced

1 cup red lentils

1 tsp tomato paste

1 15 oz can diced tomatoes

4 cups vegetable broth

½ tsp ground coriander

½ tsp ground paprika


1 Set Instant Pot to sauté setting.

2 Sauté onion and garlic, stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant and translucent. You can add some vegetable broth or water to prevent sticking to the pan.

3 Continuing to stir frequently, add cumin seeds and salt and cook for 2 additional minutes to toast seeds.

4 Add carrots and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

5 Add red lentils, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, coriander, and paprika.

6 Stir to combine and then seal the lid. Select “Manual” and set for 15 minutes.

7 Let the pressure release naturally. Remove the lid and taste. Adjust seasonings as needed. Squeeze in a bit of lemon juice.

Serve with optional toppings, such as fresh sprouts, red pepper flakes, or white sesame seeds.

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