Instant Pot Lentil Soup
1 1/2 Cups Green or Brown Lentils
6 Cups Vegetable Broth or stock of choice.
6 Carrots Rough Chopped
1 Purple Onion Diced
3 Stalks Celery
1 Potato Diced about a cup
4 Cloves Garlic Chopped
2 Tablespoons Chopped Cilantro Optional
10 Turns Fresh Ground Pepper
1 tsp. Salt salt to taste
1/2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
1 Bay Leaf
Rinse lentils in a strainer or colander. Chop carrots, onions, celery and potato. Chop them in bigger pieces so they do not overcook in the pressure cooker.
Add all ingredients to the the Instant Pot. Give everything a quick stir. Put lid on instant pot and turn the valve to “SEAL.” Press “PRESSURE COOK” setting on Instant Pot and set for HIGH PRESSURE. Set timer to 12 MINUTES.
When the timer beeps MANUALLY release pressure and remove lid from Instant Pot. Stir soup and enjoy.