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Instant Pot Lentils
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
40 mins

 A flavorful brown or green lentil recipe. Great to eat as a side dish, added to soups, salads, tacos, or wraps. Quick and easy to make using the Instant Pot!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot, lentils
Servings: 5 servings
  • teaspoons  olive oil coconut oil, or oil of your choice
  • 1/2  small onion diced (about 1/3 cup)
  • clove  garlic minced
  • cups  water vegetable broth, or chicken broth (Using broth will add more flavor).
  • cup  brown or green lentils
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • Don't be afraid to experiment. Add other spices or seasonings. ( A little fresh minced ginger is very good).
  1. Rinse lentils with water
  2. Select the “SAUTE” button on the Instant Pot.
  3. Place the oil in the pan and add onion, stir and cook about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and cook only until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  5. Place the liquid of choice, salt and lentils into the pan and give it a stir.
  6. Apply the lid, making sure to flip the valve to “pressure” position.
  7. Select the “MANUAL” setting.
  8. Adjust time for 15 minutes. (This will give you a soft lentil, if you want it more firm, adjust down to 13-14 minutes)
  9. When the beeper sounds, “Natural Release” for about 10 minutes.
  10. Remove the lid and enjoy!