Instant Pot® Moroccan-Spiced Lentil Stew

Instant Pot® Moroccan-spiced lentil stew

Points® value
Total Time
40 min
15 min
25 min
An Instant Pot makes this flavorful lentil stew taste like a labor of love, while requiring so. little. work. It’s comfort in a bowl. Some grocery stores sell ready-to-use mirepoix (the French name for the celery, carrot, and onion mixture). In a hurry? Too tired to chop? Give it a try!


Olive oil

1 tsp

Uncooked onion

2 cup(s), chopped


1 cup(s), chopped


1 cup(s), chopped, chopped

Table salt

1 Tbsp

Garlic clove

3 clove(s), finely chopped (1 tbsp)

Bay leaf

1 leaf/leaves

Cumin seeds

1 Tbsp

Ground coriander

1 Tbsp

Smoked paprika

2 tsp

Dry lentils

1½ cup(s), French green

No salt added canned diced tomatoes

28 oz, fire-roasted

Unsalted chicken stock

4 cup(s)

Fresh lemon juice

1 tsp

Fresh parsley

1 Tbsp


1 Tbsp


  1. Add the oil to the Instant Pot insert and set on the Medium Sauté function. Add the onions, carrot, celery, and salt and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, bay leaf, cumin seeds, coriander, and smoked paprika and cook for 1 minute. Turn off the Sauté function and add the lentils, tomatoes, and stock. Set Instant Pot to Manual, High Pressure and set for 18 minutes.
  3. When finished cooking, set the valve to quick release. Stir in the lemon juice and garnish with parsley and cilantro to serve.
  4. Serving size: about 1½ cups