Instant Pot Broccoli Lentil Soup

A combination of lentil, broccoli, fresh veggies, and spices makes up this hearty and healthy Instant Pot Broccoli Lentil Soup. Pair this flavor-packed soup with some homemade bread for a wholesome meal tonight. 

Instant Pot Broccoli Lentil Soup - RuchiskitchenOkay, before you start reading this post/recipe let me ask you something first – do you own this magic pot – Instant Pot yet? Instant Pot Broccoli Lentil Soup

If not, PLEASE get one. “I’m serious, no kidding.”

Whether you are a stay-at-home-mom or a working mom or a chef, you definitely need an Instant Pot in your life. Instant pot has made our life so much easier. 

Many recipes that used to take a tremendous amount of time can now be left to cook in an Instant Pot at home. It reduces the cooking time significantly and provides hassle-free cooking.

Best part – no need to watch the pot and once the cooking cycle finishes (or the timer goes off), Instant Pot will automatically go into the “Keep-Warm” mode. Come back later to check on your delicious meal.

It’s that simple. It’s one of my favorite appliances in the kitchen.

Instant Pot Broccoli Lentil Soup - Ruchiskitchen

Besides rice and pasta, Instant Pot has made many soups a very feasible choice for dinner, and today, I have just the one for you! A comforting, filling one-pot Instant Pot Broccoli Lentil Soup.

This scrumptious soup is one of the healthiest soups I make for my family. It is made up of simple ingredients and pantry staples. On top of that, this recipe is perfect for all diets, it is:

  • gluten-free,
  • nut-free,
  • vegan, and
  • detoxifying.

It’s the perfect pick for the entire family. As a bonus, if cooked in an Instant Pot, this delicious soup comes together in less than 30 minutes and is one of my current favorites. 

Instant Pot Broccoli Lentil Soup - Ruchiskitchen

WHAT MAKES UP THIS SOUP?

Lentils – Many people consider lentils as dull, tasteless legumes. But trust me, there are so many reasons to love lentils. They –

  • cooks up quickly
  • super-affordable
  • rich source of protein, fiber, and iron
  • easily digestible
  • unlike beans, doesn’t require soaking
  • is nutrient-rich and low in calories.

So many reasons to love these earthy flavored legumes. Incorporate them on a regular basis in your weekday meals for a clean-eating dinner.

Instant Pot Broccoli Lentil Soup - Ruchiskitchen

Broccoli – This super vegetable is an excellent source of iron and also contains lots of potassium, magnesium, and calcium. It clears your body of excess heat and can improve your vision too!

Carrots – is a rich source of Vitamin A and can improve your vision. It’s perfect for your eyes. Besides Vit.A, it also provides other vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It aids in digestion and helps to detoxify the body.

Celery – is mainly water but an excellent source of Vitamin K, A, fiber, and folate. This healthy vegetable also helps in lowering blood pressure. So start adding celery to your dishes!

Spices – My lentil soup seasoned with few of my favorite spices like – crushed red pepper flakes, turmeric, cumin, black pepper, and salt add flavor and takes the soup to a whole new level. 

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NOW ONTO THE RECIPE! Instant Pot Broccoli Lentil Soup

There are no particular steps involved in this soup. It is like a ‘SET-IT’ and ‘FORGET-It’ kind of meal. Begin by sauteeing onion-ginger-garlic in the ‘SAUTE’ mode for a couple of minutes. Toss in your veggies and cook for 3-4 minutes. 

Now add lentils, spices, water/broth and watch the Instant Pot create a beautiful meal for you. 

Once the timer goes off, wait for 2 minutes and then release the pressure. When you take off the lid, your soup will be thick. Celery, broccoli, and carrots will quickly break down during pressure cooking. Hand-blend the soup with a spoon. 

Adjust the consistency as necessary by adding more water, and be sure to adjust the seasonings too. Note that this soup will thicken as it cools.  Squeeze a generous amount of lemon for bright, fresh flavor and serve hot.

DON’T HAVE AN INSTANT POT, COOK IT OVER THE COOKTOP!

To make this soup on a cooktop, use a heavy-bottomed pan. Follow the same steps until you have added water and spices.  Cover and simmer until the veggies and lentils are soft – about 30 minutes. Add water as needed during the cooking process. Wehn cooked, hand-blend the vegetables and lentils until smooth.

Instant Pot Broccoli Lentil Soup - Ruchiskitchen

This soup is loaded with essential nutrients and has a very delectable taste. The occasional bits of carrots and broccoli lends a great texture to this soup. 

I eat my soup with a baguette on the side, but my kids love to eat by dunking their baguette until it soaks up the soup.

Check out my friend Tatiana’s blog on how to make Instant Pot infused water!

Do give this warm and comforting soup a try and if you happen to make it, then please comment below and leave your feedback. You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @ruchiskitchen (one word) or #ruchiskitchen. I would love to see your creation! 

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Instant Pot Broccoli Lentil Soup
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A combination of lentil, broccoli, fresh veggies, and spices make up this hearty and healthy Instant Pot Broccoli Lentil Soup. Pair this flavor-packed soup with some homemade bread for a wholesome meal tonight. 
Servings Prep Time
4 SERVINGS 15 MINUTES
Cook Time
10 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
4 SERVINGS 15 MINUTES
Cook Time
10 MINUTES
Instant Pot Broccoli Lentil Soup
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
You:
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A combination of lentil, broccoli, fresh veggies, and spices make up this hearty and healthy Instant Pot Broccoli Lentil Soup. Pair this flavor-packed soup with some homemade bread for a wholesome meal tonight. 
Servings Prep Time
4 SERVINGS 15 MINUTES
Cook Time
10 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
4 SERVINGS 15 MINUTES
Cook Time
10 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS
FOR SOUP
  • 1 small Onion, cubed
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger, crushed
  • 3/4 cup Celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup Baby carrots, cubed
  • 1 cup Washed broccoli florets
  • 1.5 cup Red Lentils
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed red chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly crushed Black pepper
  • 2 cups Water or Vegetable stock
  • - - Salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoon Olive oil
GARNISHES
  • - - Chili flakes
  • - - Chopped cilantro leaves
FINISH WITH
  • - - Fresh squeeze of lemon
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METHOD
  1. Wash lentils under cold water until the water runs clear. Set it aside.
  2. Drizzle oil into the Instant Pot. Set it to SAUTE. Once the oil is hot, add onions, garlic, and ginger.
  3. Cook onions, garlic, and ginger stirring often, until the onions are translucent.
  4. Stir in celery, carrots, and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add celery florets.
  6. Add lentils to the pot and stir to combine with the veggies.
  7. Pour water/veg stock along with all the spices - turmeric, cumin, black pepper, red chili, and salt.
  8. Cover, and seal the Instant Pot. Cancel the 'Saute' mode. Select 'Manual' mode and then set to cook on HIGH pressure for 5 minutes.
  9. Once 5 minutes are done, wait for 2 minutes then release the pressure. Open the lid and stir the soup.
  10. Hand blend the soup with a spatula. If the soup is too thick for your liking, add 1/4 cup of water or stock until you reach your desired consistency.
  11. I prefer a thick and hearty soup that's the reason I have hand blended my soup but feel free to use an immersion blender to blend your soup.
    Instant Pot Broccoli Lentil Soup - Ruchiskitchen
  12. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve hot with a sprinkle of red chili flakes and chopped cilantro leaves. Also, squeeze a generous amount of lemon for bright, fresh flavor.

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24 Responses

  1. Natalie says:

    Oh yum. This soup is so healthy and so full of nutrients. I love the addition of lentil and spices. Thanks for step by step instructions with pictures. Very helpful.

  2. Michelle Blackwood says:

    Wow this recipe is definitely a winner, it is simple yet flavorful. Perfect for cold weather.

  3. Leslie Haasch says:

    I STILL don’t have an Instant Pot. I know, I KNOW. I added it to my wedding registry in the hopes that someone will take pity on my wildly behind self haha!

  4. Jenni LeBaron says:

    This looks so warm and hearty. Perfect comfort food meal for fall and I love that it all comes together in less than 30 minutes!

  5. Lorie says:

    Iā€™m working on convincing my hubby that I need an instant pot. This soup will help!

  6. lauren says:

    I can totally imagine tucking into this soup with a hearty piece of bread! So much good stuff going on, especially the easy peasy instant pot. What a winner!

  7. Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen says:

    I’m *obsessed* with my Instant Pot! This soup looks like total comfort food – great for the upcoming (hopefully!) cooler weather :). Lentils are so wonderful in soups, too – looks like a tasty combo!

  8. Kim @ Berly's Kitchen says:

    This soup looks fabulous! I love that you’ve used real, whole ingredients and no packaged stuff. This will be a great meal when the weather cools off.

  9. Elaine says:

    I will admit that I used to be an Instant Pot holdout. Then I bought one and I felt foolish that I hadn’t bought one sooner! Your broccoli lentil soup looks so delicious and I can not wait to make it!

  10. Judy Purcell says:

    Just ordered my Instant Pot and cannot wait to make soups like this. Fall is right around the corner and this is on my list of must-make recipes.

  11. Gloria says:

    This is the perfect comfort food for the cold weather season. Lentils are so hearty and delicious. Perfect to make a HUGE batch and tuck some in the freezer for another day.

  12. Sarah says:

    Yum! Yum! Yum! This is delicious and sooo healthy. I used half the crushed red pepper and it was hit enough for me. At serving, I added some tamari which spiced it up even more! It was very quick and easy in the instant pot, and it will satisfy in hot or cold weather. This is a keeper recipe!

    • Ruchi says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Sarah!
      Glad to hear that you enjoyed the recipe. šŸ™‚
      Tamari sounds yum!!

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