Lentil Soup in the Pressure Cooker
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  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 t Italian seasoning
  • ½ t freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1½ cup of green lentils
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, fire roasted
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • ½ t sea salt, or to taste
  • freshly grated parmesan, for serving
  1. Preheat the base of an electric pressure cooker on the brown or sauté setting.
  2. In the preheated base, add olive oil and allow to heat for a minute. Add onion, carrots, celery and sauté until onions are translucent and a little soft - not brown.
  3. Add thyme, Italian seasoning, and pepper and stir into onion mixture. Add garlic and sauté another minute.
  4. Add green lentils, tomatoes, and broth. Stir.
  5. Close and lock lid on the pressure cooker. Check that the valve is set to sealing and turn keep warm setting off. Set to cook at high pressure for 12 minutes.
  6. When the cooking time is up, release the pressure using the quick release method.
Recipe by My Kitchen Clatter at http://mykitchenclatter.com/lentil-soup-in-the-pressure-cooker/