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Creamy Coconut Red Lentils

Creamy, satisfying and easy instant pot coconut red lentils. Perfect dish to make on a busy weeknight. Just chop, pour and cook all the ingredients in the instant pot. Full of protein and fiber.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 285kcal
Author: Maria


  • 1 lb bag of dry red lentils - rinsed
  • 2 small carrots - diced
  • 1 small onion - diced
  • 5 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 fresh ginger - peeled and minced
  • 8 oz diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz coconut milk (full fat not lite)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp veggie bouillon paste
  • 4.5 cups water
  • 1 large kale leaf - chopped
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro (optional)


  • Chop, mince, rinse & prepare all of your ingredients
  • Add oil to the bottom of your pressure cooker and put it on sauté mode
  • Sauté your onions and ginger for 2 minutes
  • Add the garlic, turmeric and veggie bouillon paste and sauté for another minute
  • Add the lentils, 4 cups of water, coconut milk, kale, tomatoes and carrots.
  • Put lid on and pressure cook for 20 minutes.
  • Prepare some rice on the stove or in a rice cooker
  • Quick release the lentils once the 20 minutes is done
  • Add the ½ cup of water, lime juice and cilantro
  • Serve over rice



Calories: 285kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 16gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 240mgPotassium: 779mgFiber: 18gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3319IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 6mg
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