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I love lentils! I also love our Instant Pot. I couldn’t tell you why but prior to this the only way I’d ever tried lentils is in soup. I saw them in a salad and thought it was the coolest thing so then was inspired to cook them on their own. These are not too spicy, require just a few ingredients and have such a nice flavor! Roy is not a fan of lentils so I ate the whole batch over the course of a few days in different dishes.

Although lentils cook up easily on the stove-top, the Instant Pot is even more efficient. As with most of our pressure cooker recipes, put all the ingredients in the liner, stir, close and hit the button with the time you need. Come back up to 10 hours later and the food will still be warm. If you don’t know about the Instant Pot by now we highly recommend checking into it. It is a modern pressure cooker and SO MUCH MORE. We are NOT affiliated with them at all-just very happy customers… Read about what the IP can do here and if you would like to purchase one through an affiliate link of ours you can click the links that say “Instant Pot” (like that one) or scroll down and get to Amazon through the ad below the post. Affiliate links don’t add any cost to your purchase but do help support blogs like ours that create content for you. Anyone that you support this way will really appreciate it!

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Instant Pot Spiced Lentils BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Prep Time 1 minute
Passive Time 35 minutes
Servings
8 people
Ingredients
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups brown lentils
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons coconut or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon medium chili powder
Prep Time 1 minute
Passive Time 35 minutes
Servings
8 people
Ingredients
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups brown lentils
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons coconut or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon medium chili powder
Instructions
  1. Mix everything together in Instant Pot
  2. Close lid and set on "bean" setting for 15 minutes
  3. Allow to naturally release pressure
  4. Serve over rice or as a side dish
Recipe Notes

Pictured here with cheese and salsa, feel free to enjoy however you like! I also ate them plain, with nachos, tacos, rice, chicken and cold in salad. Let us know how you enjoyed them in the comments below!