Pressure Cooker Brown Lentils

Making a batch of lentils with a pressure cooker gives you a head start to a variety of delicious dishes such as French lentil salad and Mediterranean lentil soup.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 cup dried lentils
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. salt


  • Add the lentils, water, oil, and salt to the pressure cooker. Lock the lid into place; bring to high pressure and maintain for 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow pressure to release naturally.