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Lentils and vegetables star in this simple vegan soup recipe that's packed with flavor. Make this healthy soup in your slow cooker or Instant Pot.

Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Lentil & Vegetable Soup (Vegan)


  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lentils (pre-soaked & rinsed)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 23 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup kale or spinach
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp oil (for IP)

Instructions

Slow Cooker

  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
  2. Cook HIGH 2-3 hours, LOW 4-6.
  3. Remove bay leaves before serving.

Instant Pot

  1. Turn on the IP and select Sauté. Once hot add oil to the pot. Add the onion and garlic cook a few minutes until the onion is soft.
  2. Add rinsed lentils and bay leaves, sauté about 1-2 minutes, then add in carrots and sauté for a minute or so.
  3. Add in broth, water, turmeric, ginger, salt and pepper.
  4. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure for 4 minutes. Quick release the pressure.
  5. Change the setting back to sauté and stir in zucchini, corn, and kale,or whatever vegetables you’re using. Cook until desired tenderness.