Creamy Vegan Instant Pot Lentil Soup

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4.8 from 5 reviews

This creamy vegan instant pot lentil soup is loaded with veggies, comes together in less than 30 minutes, and it all cooks right in the instant pot! Garbanzo beans, lentils, mirepoix, herbs, and kale are mixed with creamy coconut milk and a splash of white balsamic vinegar - then it's all cooked to perfection in the instant pot for a quick, comforting vegan dinner your family will love! 


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  1. Heat olive oil in the instant pot on the saute function.
  2. Add onion, carrot, and celery along with a couple pinches of salt and pepper.
  3. Cook, stirring frequently for about 6 minutes.
  4. Add garlic, oregano, thyme, and sage. Cook, stirring frequently for about 1 minute.
  5. Add lentils, garbanzo beans, veggie broth, coconut milk, and a couple large pinches of salt and pepper. Stir until well combined. Add bay leaves.
  6. Seal instant pot and cook on high pressure for 12 minutes. Then manually release the steam.
  7. Stir in kale and white balsamic vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper and enjoy!
  8. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and red pepper flakes and enjoy! Feel free to add some shaved vegan Parmesan cheese as well for a nutty flavor.



  • Don't worry about this lentil soup tasting like coconut milk! Full-fat canned coconut milk adds a delicious creamy texture to this soup but it won't taste a bit like coconut - promise. The herbs and garlic along with the mirepoix flavor the coconut milk in such a way that the subtle coconut flavor is completely masked, but the creamy texture shines through. Coconut milk is my favorite way to make my soup thick and creamy while keeping it dairy free.
  • Season moderately. I usually add salt and pepper along with each group of ingredients. I recommend using Kosher Salt to season this soup and seasoning it moderately. This will help boost the flavors a ton!
  • If you want a brothy soup, add more vegetable broth. The coconut milk does a great job of thickening the soup but if you prefer a thinner broth, feel free to add more veggie broth as desired.