Instant Pot Beluga Lentils

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Looking for a simple and nutritious plant-based side? Look no further than this Instant Pot Beluga Lentils recipe! Made with protein-rich lentils, aromatic spices, and flavorful vegetable broth, this dish is easy to prepare and perfect for busy weeknights. Whether served as a side dish or over rice or quinoa as a main course, these beluga lentils are sure to satisfy. Let’s get started with the recipe!


  • 1 cup beluga lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups vegetable broth


  1. Turn on the Instant Pot and select the “Saute” function. Add the olive oil, onion, and garlic to the pot and saute for 2-3 minutes, until the onion is translucent.

  2. Add the cumin, smoked paprika, and salt to the pot and stir to combine.

  3. Add the beluga lentils and vegetable broth to the pot and stir to combine.

  4. Close the lid of the Instant Pot and make sure the steam release valve is set to “Sealing.”

  5. Select the “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” function and set the cooking time for 12 minutes on high pressure.

  6. When the cooking time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes, then use the quick release to release any remaining pressure.

  7. Once the pressure is fully released, carefully open the lid of the Instant Pot and stir the lentils.

  8. Serve the lentils hot as a side dish or over rice or quinoa as a main dish.

Enjoy your delicious and nutritious instant pot beluga lentils!


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