17 Reviews

This was delicious! Before closing up the pot, I added some chopped fresh tomatoes, 2x the cumin, and salt. I added the spinach after I took off the lid and added some letover cooked basmati rice. Really yummy. Thank you for sharing this super easy, quick and delicious recipe.

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GardenKat October 29, 2012

I'm not a great lover of lentil soup, but I wanted to make it because it's so healthy. This recipe made me LOVE lentil soup. My entire family loves it. I think it's the cumin that gives it such a unique twist.

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a.remedios June 07, 2009

I just got a pressure cooker and while looking for my first recipe to try I found this one and realized I had everything to make it in the house.<br/>I made it exactly as written except I used low-sodium vegetable broth. The flavor was absolutely delicious and the lentils were perfectly cooked in the specified time. Now I'm feeling pretty confident to try more recipes!

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sandrak61 November 07, 2014

This was easy to make and tasted fantastic. Thanks for taking the time to submit this recipe. Our lentils were perfect in the time as directed in the recipe. We drizzled just a bit of balsamic vinegar over the soup at the table. Fabulous!

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Jennifer D. November 06, 2014

I really like this recipe, and it goes very well with buttered bread on a cold day.
After sauteing the onions and garlic, I dumped them into a bowl and proceeded with the recipe. I have a Fagor pressure cooker and I found that 25 minutes almost got the lentils soft enough for me. At that point, I did a quick pressure release, did a lentil check, added the onions and garlic back in with a little water, then brought the soup back up to pressure for ~3 minutes. It turned out really well, where the onions weren't mush and the lentils were soft. I would also recommend watching the salt, because of the sodium in the vegetable broth and I used salted butter on my bread, which was plenty for me.

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LikesToCookMike January 24, 2013

Simple and simply delicious! I added a can of chopped tomatoes with their liquid and slightly increased the cumin to make up for additional ingredients. LOVE stirring in the fresh spinach at the end. It wilts to a gorgeous emerald green, making the soup look fresh and appetizing. Thanks for a great recipe!

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Life Is Good March 01, 2010

Good, but needs a little more spice so it will take some experimenting. It als needed a little more time in the pressure cooker. The lentils were not quite done at 20 minutes for me.

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mcall October 28, 2009

I used homemade turkey broth that I had in my freezer and added some zucchini (because I had some) and chipotle powder (for spice), and this tuned out great. Thanks for the recipe!

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mlchavez77 March 27, 2007

Super easy and fantastic! My kids loved it, too. It didn't make a whole lot ... might double for leftovers next time. Thanks!

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Empire920 March 11, 2016

Needed more spice -- 2x the cumin. Added tomatoes and 1 sweet potato and a little lemon juice. And in my Insta-Pot on the Soup setting mine was done in just 6 minutes on high pressure. We used the emersion blender to make it creamy smooth.

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Patty M. September 26, 2015
Pressure Cooker Lentil Soup