Veggie Lentil Soup (Instant Pot)😎

Veggie Lentil Soup (Instant Pot)😎


  • 1 cup dried lentils (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Set your Instant Pot to sauté mode and add olive oil.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add chopped onions, carrots, celery, and garlic. Sauté for 3-5 minutes until the vegetables are slightly softened.
  3. Add the diced bell pepper and zucchini to the pot, and continue to sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the cumin, paprika, turmeric, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add the rinsed lentils, diced tomatoes (with their juice), and vegetable broth to the Instant Pot. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  6. Cancel sauté mode, close the Instant Pot lid, and set it to manual high pressure for 10 minutes.
  7. Once the cooking time is complete, allow a natural release for about 10 minutes, then carefully do a quick release to release any remaining pressure.
  8. Open the Instant Pot and give the soup a good stir. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
  9. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

Enjoy your hearty Veggie Lentil Soup! Feel free to customize the recipe by adding other vegetables or herbs to suit your taste.