A healthy and full of fiber detox soup that actually works to keep you in shape . This detox soup recipe is vegan , gluten free and oil free . Easy to make ahead of time and enjoy it as a meal anytime of the day . A guilt free clean eating recipe. Recipe
Rinse and drain the lentils well 3 times under cold tap water.
Wash quinoa according to the package if you aren’t using pre washed one.
Dump everything called for except spinach in the pot.
Start Instant pot Manual HIGH for 5 minutes.
Turn the knob to SEALING . And NPR natural pressure release.
Once the pin drops down carefully open the lid .
At this point you can adjust the consistency of the soup .
If you like it thin then add more stock/ water or enjoy it like a stew.
Turn on the Instant Pot on Sauté mode and add spinach. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the spinach is wilted.
Give a taste test and adjust spices if desired.
Serve warm with freshly squeezed lemon.
For making on a stovetop pressure cooker-Cook for 3 whistles for a traditional stovetop pressure cooker. Let the pressure release naturally. You will need a big cooker- – at least 14- 15 cup cooker. If you are using a small one then cut the recipe in half or quarter.Possible Substitutes-
Use this recipe as a guideline. If you do not have certain spices mentioned simply omit or substitute with spices you have.
Skip cayenne or use 1/4 teaspoon at a time if you can't handle the heat.
I have used Ancient Harvest pre-washed Tri-color Harmony Quinoa . Use your choice of Quinoa.
You may substitute golden lentils with red lentils too.
You may substitute Spinach with Kale or Swiss Chard. This recipe is oil-free, but feel free to add tad oil to sauté ginger and garlic if desired.
You may use vegetables like peas, sweet potato, bell peppers too.
If cutting the recipe into half or quarter , cook time in INSTANT POT will be 4 minutes on MANUAL HIGH.
This recipe makes around 10-12 cups of soup. You may cut the recipe into half or quarter if desired. I love to make a big batch so that we can enjoy it over the week.
Keeps well in the fridge for a week. Can be frozen in one-time use portion size pouches. Do not refreeze once thawed.