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

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"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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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 06, 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

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 21, 2014

I just made it and although it was easy and delicious mine also scorched. Any ideas why? I followed the instructions carefully.

Jan 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.

May 02, 2013

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

Feb 01, 2015

The instructions to cook this for 30 minutes in a pressure cooker are wrong. This takes about 15 minutes in a modern pressure cooker. This may be why some of the other reviewers scorched theirs. The outcome is a smokey, thick soup that is good. It lacks some kick, not flavour, but some kick so I added fresh hot peppers and it seemed to help. Thank you BELEDONA for your recipe.

Jan 06, 2014

Tried it with my pressure cooker and it was delicious. I also added 1/2 tsp of curry and a couple handfuls of frozen kale. We ate it over some brown rice and even my 6 yr old loved it!

Dec 10, 2013

Very easy and great flavor. I made a triple batch on the stovetop in less than an hour. I used vegetable broth to make it VEGAN with fresh onions, one red and one yellow. I didn't have fresh carrots or garlic but a couple cans of diced carrots in water worked fine with garlic powder. Would be better with fresh but this recipe is a keeper! Thank you!

Oct 16, 2012

Very yummy and super easy. Will make it again for sure :)


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  • Calories
  • 170 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 6.6 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 11.6 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 780 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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