Loaded with hearty vegetables, lentils and quinoa, this soup is very delicious and comfort food in each bite.
Firstly Wash and rinse the quinoa & red lentils, keep aside.
Press SAUTE mode on Instant Pot. Add oil and once it’s hot add bay leaf, minced garlic ,ginger ,onions and saute until they soften.
Add carrot, celery, red bell pepper, tomato ,quinoa ,red lentils ,dry spices like turmeric ,ground cumin ,red chilli powder ,curry or garam masala powder into the pot.Pour vegetable stock or water into the Instant pot along with some salt and black pepper.
Press CANCEL button on Instant Pot.Close the lid on the pot, and turn valve from VENTING to SEALING position.Set the instant pot to SOUP mode for 8 minutes.When the instant pot beeps, Quick Release(QR). Open the lid.
Add in the spinach, lemon juice. Stir it all up. Adjust water and spices at this stage.
Vegetable Quinoa Lentil Soup is ready to enjoy!
You can follow same steps as instant pot in a large pot and cook covered for about 20-25 minutes until lentils & quinoa are cooked well.
I have prepared this dish in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot DUO60 6 QT.
Quinoa Lentil Soup usually becomes thick during cooking or storing. If it gets too thick simply thin it out with a little water or vegetable stock
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.