30-Minute Instant Pot Lentil Soup
What You'll Need
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
How to Make It
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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