Instant Pot Red Lentil Soup

~A creamy soup that will nourish and sustain you~

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients

2 Tbsp oil
1/2 diced onion
2 large cloves diced garlic
2 large diced potatoes
1 large diced carrot
2 stalks diced celery
1 bay leaf
1 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
1 cup red lentils washed and drained
1.5L ‘chicken’ stock
Salt and pepper to taste

Instant Pot Cooker Method

Set the All in One cooker to the saute low temp option for 10 minutes.Add the oil and the onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the potatoes, carrot and celery and cook for 4 minutes. Add the bay leaf and parsley and cook 1 minute and then add the red lentils and cook 2 minutes. Add the stock and salt and pepper to taste and mix the soup well. Pthe lid on and set the pressure release valve to Seal. Set the cooker to Pressure Cook option and the cooking time to 20 minutes. Once the cooking has finished let the pressure come down naturally for 5-10 minutes and then set the pressure release valve to vent until all of the pressure has been released. Remove the bay leaf and either blend with a stick blender or let cool and use a blender until creamy.

Pressure Cooker Method

For this option you can do the exact same method in your pressure cooker on the stove, including the first step of sauteing. Add the stock and then put the lid on the pressure cooker and cook for 20 minutes. Once finished remove the cooker off the heat and allow the pressure to release naturally for 5-10 minutes and then use the pressure release valve to finish it off. Remove the bay leaf and blend the soup until creamy.

Stove Method

For this option do the exact same sauteing method, add the stock and then bring the soup to a boil. Lower the heat and cover with a lid and cook for 30 minutes or until vegetables and lentils are tender. Remove the bay leaf and blend soup until creamy.

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