Make Lentil Soup in the Instant Pot in minutes and enjoy a delicious, hearty soup that is naturally vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free. It's also a great pantry meal option!
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Lentils are a fantastic source of protein and insanely budget-friendly. A 16 ounce bag of dried lentils costs just $.98 in my neck of the woods. They keep in the pantry for up to a year, and cook up in 15 minutes in the Instant Pot or 45 minutes on the stove.
When it comes to cooking lentils, the kind of lentil to choose depends on how you want to cook them. Green and brown lentils hold their shape really well and are perfect for cooking in stews and soups. Brown lentils are the most commonly found variety in the US.
Yellow and red lentils cook more quickly and are better served in salads or pureed in curries. And the best part, lentils are naturally gluten-free, and pack 10 grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber per serving.
Lentils: We will use dried lentils for this recipe, and I recommend using brown or green lentils. They hold their shape really well even in soup. You will need a 1-pound bag or two-ish cups of lentils.
Vegetable Broth: We will need 40 ounces of liquid total for this recipe. You can use a 32 ounce carton of vegetable broth and 8 ounces of water or use a vegetable base and water to prepare 40 ounces of broth....