Instant Pot Coconut Barley & Lentils with Lime Recipe |

Instant Pot Coconut Scented Barley & Lentils with Lime

  By lentilsorg    

December 13, 2017

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Bring the irresistible combination of coconut and lime together with whole green lentils and you'll never look back!

  • Prep: 5 Minutes
  • Cook: 20 Minutes
  • 5 Minutes

    20 Minutes

    25 Minutes

  • Yields: 6


  1. Press “sauté” button on Instant Pot and add coconut oil. Once the oil has melted, add the onion and ginger. Cook, stirring often, until onion has softened, 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add lentils, barley, vegetable stock, and coconut milk. Stir to combine.
  3. Press cancel to stop the sauté function, seal the lid, then set to cook on HIGH pressure for 15 minutes. (It will take about 5 minutes for the pressure to build, then the timer will begin.) Once the timer has stopped, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then vent to release the pressure completely.
  4. Open the lid and stir in the lime juice and zest, cilantro, and coconut flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Portion and garnish with additional cilantro and coconut flakes.


1 Tbsp (15 mL) coconut oil

¾ cup (175 mL) finely diced onion

1 Tbsp (15 mL) minced fresh ginger

¾ cup (180 mL) green lentils, rinsed

¾ cup (180 mL) dry pearl barley, rinsed

1 1/4 cups (300 mL) vegetable stock

1 can (14oz/498 mL) reduced-fat coconut milk

1 lime, zest & juice

2 Tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh cilantro (reserve some for garnish)

1⁄3 cup (75 mL) toasted unsweetened coconut flakes (reserve some for garnish)

½ tsp (2 mL) salt

½ tsp (2 mL) pepper


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cup (250 mL)
Sodium270 mg
Potassium303 mg
Protein8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sugar4 g
Total Fat9 g
Saturated Fat7 g
Total Carbohydrates41 g
Dietary Fiber8 g