Instant Pot Lentil Soup
Make this hearty, comforting lentil soup in the Instant Pot.
frozen crushed garlic
or 3 cloves garlic, minced
14.5 oz can
Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base
green or brown
In a cooking tray, pour lentils and flatten into one layer. Sort lentils, row by row, removing anything that isn't a lentil. Look out for small pebbles. Then place lentils in a bowl and rinse them.
Remove the lid of the Instant Pot and press saute more mode. When the Instant Pot says HOT, pour in cooking oil.
When the oil is hot, add in carrots, celery, and onion. Saute until onions become translucent. You can optionally add in salt and pepper at this point or wait until later.
Add in 3 cubes of crushed garlic or 3 cloves of minced garlic. Stir until crushed garlic is melted or minced garlic is brown.
Add can of diced tomatoes and stir.
Pour in 6 cups of water, then the chicken base. Mix together.
Add the lentils.
Close the lid of the Instant Pot. Set to manual or pressure cook for 30 minutes.
When the Instant Pot beeps and finishes cooking, press the cancel button, to stop cooking. Do a quick release. Stir lentil soup well and serve.
© Fanny Camota