Pressure Cooker Red Lentil Split Pea Soup

As a kid I always remember my mom making hearty soups in her big heavy pressure cooker. The thing would whistle away as the aroma fills the house. I received a pressure cooker for Christmas this year from my dad. Although it takes a little getting used to it really saves a lot of time. It does freak the dog out a bit but she recovers quite nicely once I give her a little blob of what I am cooking.

pressure-cooker-red-lentil-split-pea-soup-02This soup is delicious on its own or add some diced smoked ham if you prefer a meat option. It is low fat, high protein and only 4 Weight Watchers points. A delicious soup for a cold January day.

Pressure Cooker Red Lentil Split Pea Soup Recipe

By kimmy Published: March 31, 2015

  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Ready In: 55 mins

Calories: 170 | Fat: 0.7g | Protein: 12.6g | Carbs: 29.4g | Fibre: 6.6g | WW Points: 4



  1. Rinse the lentils and split peas under warm water.
  2. Place the lentils, split peas, onion, carrots, garlic, nutritional yeast flakes and cumin into a pressure cooker, and stir in the broth.
  3. Seal the cooker, bring to pressure over medium heat, and reduce heat to keep the pressure stable; cook for 45 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, and allow pressure to subside.
  5. When the cooker is at normal pressure, remove the cover, season with salt and pepper and stir in lemon juice to serve.
By |2015-03-31T07:00:22+00:00March 31st, 2015|Recipes, Soup, Vegetarian, WW Friendly|

About the Author:

Hello and thanks for popping by! My name is Kim and I love to cook low carbs recipes, desserts, salads and soups. I am always on the hunt for new recipes to make over. My husband Paul was diagnosed with slow onset Type 1 diabetes (LADA) over 5 years ago so we were forced to change the way we did things when it came to cooking. We have always been a healthy and active family. I play soccer, we both run 3-4 times per week and walk 5km most week days after dinner. Our kids play soccer and rugby and are no strangers to a healthy lifestyle. Spending time in the kitchen is always time well spent in my humble opinion and I love to share my cooking successes with you here. There may be hiccups along the way but we keep going and I hope our passion for food translates to your kitchen. Feel free to explore and remember to check us out on Face Book, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.

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