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Red Lentil and Yellow Split Pea Soup Made with a Pressure Cooker

Red Lentil and Yellow Split Pea Soup Made with a Pressure Cooker

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
BELEDONA

BELEDONA

I love lentils and split peas (no need to soak) so here is my recipe for a hearty comfort food soup. Using the pressure cooker is wonderful because after working all day, this is a quick and energy-saving way to make a meal in around 30 minutes! Serve with a nice hearty piece of warm bread.

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  • Calories:
  • 170 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.4g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 11.6 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 819 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place the lentils, split peas, onion, carrots, garlic, and cumin into a pressure cooker, and stir in the chicken broth. Seal the cooker, bring to pressure over medium heat, and reduce heat to keep the pressure stable; cook under pressure for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow pressure to subside. When the cooker is at normal pressure, remove the cover, season with salt and pepper and stir in lemon juice to serve.
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Reviews

justme
14

justme

11/6/2011

The only difference between this and one I make is like one other suggested is vegetable broth, and I also add a sweet potato to make it a little heartier. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I try it this way next time

mcockerill
6

mcockerill

5/2/2013

Not having a pressure cooker, I just made the soup and added ham. Wow! I love this!

marusya
6

marusya

1/16/2013

Very good soup. I added ham and the broth which I pressure cooked first and pulled the meat off. I also added celery, a potato, and garlic in a jar already cleaned and chopped from Costco (3T). Since I didn't have enough ham broth, I supplemented it with low sodium chicken broth. I added the carrots (shredded) later as a last step for 15 min.

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