Lentils are a great source of iron and quite the easy and delicious meal.

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Peruvian Inspired


Easy / Beginner

I like lentils. My dad doesn’t particularly enjoy them but I still make them almost every Monday. They’re one of the easiest foods to make and they’re so versatile. (Sorry Dad, you’ll just have to suffer with my lentils.) 

Trying to write and talk on the phone is not as easy as I thought it might be. But hey, this Lentil Soup is terribly easy. With an Instant Pot, your lunch will be ready in about 45 minutes. In fact, you can make it before and freeze it. It freezes very well. 

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We all want to know what something is supposed to look like while we’re cooking, right? Maybe it’s just a me thing, but nothing is worse than trying a new recipe and having no idea what it’s supposed to look like as you go along. So, below behold some pictures of what this soft and easy Lentil Soup is supposed to look like.

Details About The Lentil Soup

I use an Instant Pot for this lentil soup recipe. I’m 98% sure you can make this on the stove but it might take you a bit longer. 

Also, soaking your lentils for at least an hour will cut the cooking time by a lot. 

Speaking about soaking lentils, check out this recipe to make lentil flatbreads. (Well, more like tortilla almost). 

Easy Lentil Soup

I make Lentil Soup almost every Monday. Some think it brings good luck but truly I make it because it’s something really easy to make and is filling.

  • Cuisine: Peruvian
  • Prep Time: 10 mins

  • Cooking Time: 45 mins

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Calories: 703

  • Fat: 43.6g

  • Carbs: 73.6g

  • Protein: 20.2g

  • 2 Cups Soaked Lentils

  • 1 Onion (red or white), diced
  • 2-3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped roughly
  • 2-3 Medium Carrots, chopped roughly

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika

  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne

  • 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric

  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • In an Instant Pot, add chopped onions, garlic, carrots, tomatoes, lentils, and all the spices. 

  • Put it on for 45 minutes on high temperature. 

  • Take half of the cooked carrots and tomatoes and blend them.
  • Mix the blended part with the rest of the soup.
  • Optional: add some cheese! (My favorite part!) 


If you don’t want to blend anything, just chop the carrots and tomatoes smaller.

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