lentil and vegetable soup – instant pot, hob or slow cooker

This lentil and vegetable soup looks like vomit. It does. I know that, you know that. But it was so tasty! I urge you to give it a go! We’re going straight to the recipe tonight as we’re out and about, so here we go!

lentil and vegetable soup

to make instant pot lentil and vegetable soup you will need:

  • 1 large onion, finely diced (if you can’t be arsed with all this dicing, and who could blame you, you could chuck it all in a food processor. We use this one because it looks cute!)
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 stick of celery, finely diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely diced
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 100g dried lentils (any type)
  • ½ tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • pinch of dried thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • 40g spring greens

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to make instant pot lentil and vegetable soup you should:

  • add a little oil to the instant pot and press the ‘saute‘ button
  • add the onions, carrots and celery to the pot, give it a good stir and cook for about 6-7 minutes, stirring every now and again
  • add the garlic and cook for another minute or two
  • throw everything else into the pan except for the spring greens and give a really good stir
  • press ‘manual‘ cook on high pressure for ten minutes, and then use the quick release to get to it quicker
  • stir in the spring greens and leave for a couple of minutes
  • serve!

You don’t need to use an instant pot for this, it’s just easier and quicker. You could do it in a slow cooker too, just throw everything in at once (except for the spring greens) and cook on high for 4-5 hours on high, or 8-10 hours on low.

Don’t expect this one to look amazing because frankly it won’t, BUT it does taste really nice. Even Paul loved it and he hates pretty much everything that’s in it. Plus, it’s crammed full of good stuff!

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4 thoughts on “lentil and vegetable soup – instant pot, hob or slow cooker

  1. I had to look up what a Cleveland Steamer is. Needless to say I didn’t bother doing a google image search thereafter! You boys are filthy! I joined SW a few weeks ago and happened across your utterly brilliant postings (as well as the recipes). Thanks so much for every recipe and each posting. Tasty-looking food and loadsa shits and giggles. Keep up the work James and Paul. And thank you again 🙂

  2. Happy New Year Boys! I’m new on this blog found by error

    You guys do make the most boring job so very pleasurable COOKING !!!! For me that is I’ve been trying for over 40 yrs to get it right and still not there. There’s no hope for me BUT since I have found your blog I’m actually finding it fun.

    Just put the quick lentil and vegetable soup on for lunch as we are having a big dinner this evening .

    Didn’t have time to put in sc so doing it on the job ill let you know.

    Thanks for the laughs please carry on

    All the best Jacqui in Espania xx

  3. Trying to find winter warmers that everyone will eat, that are healthy an filling… This soup has ticked all the boxes. We added some leftover chicken and served it with homemade soda bread….. Delicious, the kids loved it, hubby loved it andit was so simple to make. Thank you… It also helps that I get to have a giggle reading about our shenanigans as I chop my veg!!!!!!
    A very grateful childminder, parent and wife!!

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