57 Lentil Recipes To Put the Pantry Staple To Good Use

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

Do you ever plan your weekly grocery run based on cleaning out the pantry? When you've got things on hand that need to be used up, it saves both time and money!

Lentils are one ingredient hanging out in the cupboard just waiting to be made into something delicious. They are part of the legume family, but they're known for being a vegetarian protein source and super easy to cook. Just take a look at these 57 easy lentil recipes that range from red lentil soups and lentil stews to lentil salads. But first, a deeper dive into what lentils are, exactly.

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What are Lentils?

Lentils are seeds that grow in pods and have a lens-like shape. Lentils, just like rice and pasta, are one of the most flexible staples to have on hand, at all times. Lentils are also nutritious and protein-packed, so they can be used both as a side or a filling main course.

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How do I cook lentils?

If you are a lentil novice, there are a few things to keep in mind. First off, lentils should be rinsed with cold water, sorted through to remove any debris and then drained well.

Next, lentils do not have to be soaked before cooking, but many people choose to do so because it cuts cooking time in about half (usually).

Finally, if you are boiling lentils on the stove top, remember to choose a pan larger than the amount of lentils for they will almost triple in size as they cook. A good tip is to use a 3:1 ratio of cooking liquid (water or stock) to lentils. So, for every cup of lentils, you want to prepare, have three cups of liquid.

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Easy Lentil Recipes

When it comes to what to make with lentils, we've included recipes for French Onion Lentil Stew and Tuscan Lentil Soup, Vegan Lentil Meatloaf and Lentil Meatballs—even Fried Halloumi Lentil Salad and Lentil Pizza Crust. There's a whole myriad of lentil recipes to try with this versatile legume.

Here are 57 protein-packed, easy lentil recipes featuring the favorite pantry staple. Browse through them, and make sure to pin your favorites!

<p>Ragan Wallake</p><p>This "kitchen sink recipe" is filled with unique flavors, including lentils, herbs and greens.<br></p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/recipes/harissa-chicken-lentil-bowl" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Harissa Chicken and Lentil Bowl with Arugula and Herbs;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Harissa Chicken and Lentil Bowl with Arugula and Herbs</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/42-super-simple-rice-bowl-195213982.html" data-ylk="slk:42 Super Simple Rice Bowl Recipes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">42 Super Simple Rice Bowl Recipes</a></strong></p>
<p>Barbara Schieving</p><p>There’s something soothing about coming home from work and sitting down to a steaming bowl of creamy red lentil soup. Add in a hunk of whole-grain bread and you’ve got a complete meal.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/842768/kathyhester/autumn-instant-pot-creamy-red-lentil-soup-from-the-electric-pressure-cooker-cookbook/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Instant Pot Creamy Red Lentil Soup;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Instant Pot Creamy Red Lentil Soup</a></strong></p>
<p>Ben Rayl</p><p>Looking for a quick, easy and hearty recipe? You just found it!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/842110/benrayl/make-a-hearty-healthy-dinner-with-this-super-easy-lentil-soup/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Easy Lentil Soup;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Easy Lentil Soup</a></strong></p>
<p>Theresa Graco</p><p>This lentil salad is delicious eaten cold or at room temperature, plus it is easy to transport to any cookout or backyard barbecue. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/730547/theresagreco/mediterranean-lentil-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mediterranean Lentil Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Mediterranean Lentil Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Sarah Copeland</p><p>These lentil chickpea burgers are packed full of nutrients and make a wonderful vegetarian option for burger night. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/250134/catherinemccord/my-friend-sarahs-lentil-chickpea-burgers/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lentil Chickpea Burgers;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lentil Chickpea Burgers</a></strong></p>
<p>iStock</p><p>This vegetarian-friendly soup is 100 percent delicious and 100 percent good for you.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe:<a href="https://parade.com/recipes/lentil-soup" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lentil Soup;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link "> Lentil Soup</a></strong></p>


This vegetarian-friendly soup is 100 percent delicious and 100 percent good for you.

Get the recipe: Lentil Soup

<p>America's Test Kitchen</p><p>Pack this easy lentil salad in your lunch for a boost of plant-based protein and fiber. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/1254886/parade/easy-lentil-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Quick Lentil Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Quick Lentil Salad </a></strong></p>
<p>Krista Marshall</p><p>This hearty, filling slow cooker meal is just what you want on a cold day.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/842480/kristamarshall/crock-pot-sausage-lentil-stew/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Crock Pot Sausage and Lentil Stew;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Crock Pot Sausage and Lentil Stew</a></strong></p>
<p>Elizabeth Cecil</p><p>This soup is a great use of leftovers and is topped with crunchy crisps for a contrast in texture.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/725479/solanahawkenson/lentil-and-chard-soup-with-pumpkin-seed-cheddar-crisps/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lentil and Chard Soup;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lentil and Chard Soup</a></strong></p>
<p>Catherine McCord</p><p>A dump-and-go recipe you can start in the morning and come home to after a long day.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/27606/catherinemccord/slow-cooker-lentil-veggie-stew/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Slow Cooker Lentil Veggie Stew;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Slow Cooker Lentil Veggie Stew</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/1304412/kristamarshall/slow-cooker-stew-recipes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:30 Best Slow Cooker Stew Recipes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">30 Best Slow Cooker Stew Recipes</a></strong></p>
<p>iStock</p><p>You can easily swap the chicken broth for a vegetable version for a vegetarian meal.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/30107/sheilalukins/red-wine-lentil-soup/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Red Wine Lentil Soup;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Red Wine Lentil Soup</a></strong></p>
<p>From My Bowl</p><p>This creamy coconut and red lentil curry is ready in 30 minutes and you only need eight ingredients to make it! A cozy, hearty and flavorful dinner.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://frommybowl.com/coconut-red-lentil-curry/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Coconut Red Lentil Curry;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Coconut Red Lentil Curry</a></strong></p>
<p>Happy Foods Tube</p><p>An easy recipe for Instant Pot sweet potato lentil curry. This comfort food is perfect for a busy weeknight.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.happyfoodstube.com/instant-pot-sweet-potato-lentil-curry/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Instant Pot Sweet Potato Lentil Curry;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Instant Pot Sweet Potato Lentil Curry</a></strong></p>
<p>Well and Full</p><p>This vegan stew is packed with savory, plant-based flavor!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://wellandfull.com/2018/11/vegan-french-onion-stew/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:French Onion Lentil Stew;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">French Onion Lentil Stew</a></strong></p>
<p>Yummy Mummy Kitchen</p><p>This is the best vegetarian and vegan meatloaf! This easy lentil loaf is stuffed with veggies and lentils, and is even better than the classic!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.yummymummykitchen.com/2017/09/vegan-lentil-loaf.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vegan Lentil Loaf;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Vegan Lentil Loaf</a></strong></p>
<p>Nourishing Amy</p><p>Tender toasted cumin carrots and golden cauliflower with protein-packed lentils and a green leaf salad with fresh tomatoes. Served with a thick, creamy and easy homemade cashew cheese, this vegan, gluten-free and balanced salad is great for lunch or dinner.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://nourishingamy.com/2020/03/02/roasted-cumin-carrot-lentil-salad-with-cashew-cheese/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Roasted Cumin Carrot Lentil Salad with Cashew Cheese;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Roasted Cumin Carrot Lentil Salad with Cashew Cheese</a></strong></p>
<p>Minimalist Baker</p><p>Hearty red lentil chili made in one pot with simple ingredients! A smoky, flavorful, protein and fiber-rich plant-based meal perfect for cold nights and feeding a crowd.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://minimalistbaker.com/1-pot-red-lentil-chili/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:One-Pot Red Lentil Chili;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">One-Pot Red Lentil Chili</a></strong></p>
<p>Bianca Zapatka</p><p>Crispy baked vegan lentil meatballs tossed in a creamy Indian curry masala sauce and served over mashed potatoes. These meatless balls are simple, healthy, protein-rich and easy to make.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://biancazapatka.com/en/lentil-meatballs-curry-sauce/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lentil Meatballs in Indian Curry Sauce;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lentil Meatballs in Indian Curry Sauce</a></strong></p>
<p>Rebooted Mom</p><p>This red lentil pizza crust is super easy to whip up, gluten-free and great for a meatless meal. It pairs up super with homemade marinara sauce, and fresh cheese.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.rebootedmom.com/red-lentil-pizza-crust-gluten-free/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Gluten-Free Red Lentil Pizza Crust;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Gluten-Free Red Lentil Pizza Crust</a></strong></p>
<p>Rabbits and Wolves</p><p>Lentils mimic Salisbury steak so beautifully in this vegan take on this classic dish. Smothered in mushroom gravy, it is so delicious, super easy and filled with protein!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.rabbitandwolves.com/vegan-lentil-salisbury-steak/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vegan Lentil Salisbury Steak;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Vegan Lentil Salisbury Steak</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/40-steak-recipes-bring-steakhouse-231058426.html" data-ylk="slk:55 Easy Steak Dinner Ideas;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">55 Easy Steak Dinner Ideas</a></strong></p>
<p>Bianca Zapatka</p><p>A healthy and delicious dairy-free vegan yellow lentil dal with coconut milk—quick and easy to make—perfect to warm up on cold days.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://biancazapatka.com/en/yellow-lentil-dal-easy-indian-lentil-soup-vegan/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Yellow Lentil Dal (Easy Indian Lentil Soup);elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Yellow Lentil Dal (Easy Indian Lentil Soup)</a></strong></p>
<p>Recipe Runner</p><p>This salad is the perfect balance of earthy and sweet flavors. It is plant-based but hearty enough to serve as a main dish<strong>.</strong></p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://reciperunner.com/roasted-sweet-potato-lentil-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Roasted Sweet Potato Lentil Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Roasted Sweet Potato Lentil Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Love and Lemons</p><p>Prepare to fall in love with this lentil salad recipe! It's filled with bold curry flavor, it's fresh, satisfying and even tastes great on day two.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.loveandlemons.com/lentil-salad-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Curried Lentil Soup;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Curried Lentil Soup</a></strong></p>
<p>Skinny Ms</p><p>This energy-inducing, filling soup is ready in only 30 minutes, so you can whip up a batch in no time at all. And, because it uses all plant-based ingredients, it’s relatively inexpensive as well.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://skinnyms.com/protein-packed-black-bean-and-lentil-soup-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Protein Black Bean and Lentil Soup;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Protein Black Bean and Lentil Soup</a></strong></p>
<p>The Almond Eater</p><p>This halloumi lentil salad is made with cooked lentils, roasted tomatoes, zucchini and fried halloumi. It’s a fresh, vegetarian lunch option topped with a simple avocado dressing.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://thealmondeater.com/fried-halloumi-lentil-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fried Halloumi Lentil Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Fried Halloumi Lentil Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Vegan Richa</p><p>The bread is hearty, sturdy and filling and at the same time soft and moist because of the cooked lentils. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.veganricha.com/lentil-wheat-sandwich-bread-and-bean/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lentil Wheat Sandwich Bread;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lentil Wheat Sandwich Bread</a></strong></p>
<p>Recipe Runner</p><p>Tossed in a sweet cider vinaigrette, this harvest butternut squash lentil salad is a healthy and delicious salad that works as a side dish or meatless main dish.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://reciperunner.com/harvest-butternut-squash-lentil-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Harvest Butternut Squash Lentil Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Harvest Butternut Squash Lentil Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Alexandra Cooks</p><p>Using a mixture of both green lentils which hold their form and red lentils which tend to break down, this recipe for curried lentils with kale and coconut milk has a beautiful combination of textures and flavors.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://alexandracooks.com/2019/02/27/curried-lentils-with-kale-and-coconut-milk/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Curried Lentils with Kale and Coconut Milk;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Curried Lentils with Kale and Coconut Milk</a></strong></p>
<p>Recipe Runner</p><p>A healthy, vegetarian, gluten-free dinner the whole family will love!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://reciperunner.com/one-pot-cheesy-mexican-lentils-black-beans-and-rice/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:One-Pot Cheesy Mexican Lentils, Black Beans and Rice;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">One-Pot Cheesy Mexican Lentils, Black Beans and Rice</a></strong></p>
<p>Life Made Simple Bakes</p><p>This hearty Tuscan-inspired soup is packed full of veggies and protein! It’s a breeze to make and can easily feed a crowd!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://lifemadesimplebakes.com/tuscan-lentil-soup/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Tuscan Lentil Soup;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Tuscan Lentil Soup</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/38-slow-cooker-soup-recipes-134932997.html" data-ylk="slk:65 Best Fall Crock Pot Soups;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">65 Best Fall Crock Pot Soups</a></strong></p>
<p>Peas and Crayons</p><p>These Instant Pot tacos are quick and easy to make! Whether you serve them mild or spicy they’re sure to rock your weeknight dinner routine and even taste great the next day!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://peasandcrayons.com/2019/05/instant-pot-lentil-tacos.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Instant Pot Lentil Tacos;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Instant Pot Lentil Tacos</a></strong></p>
<p>Simple Veganista</p><p>This homemade smoky soup recipe is vegan, nutrient-dense, filling and a perfect lunch or supper. Using staple ingredients, it’s super easy to make in one pot and includes a slow cooker option too.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://simple-veganista.com/smoky-lentil-quinoa-soup/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Smoky Lentil and Quinoa Soup;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Smoky Lentil and Quinoa Soup</a></strong></p>
<p>Jar of Lemons</p><p>This delicious salad consists of possibly the best things on this planet. Sweet sun-dried tomatoes, creamy goat cheese (or vegan cheese), savory lentils, fresh arugula, spinach and tomatoes.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.jaroflemons.com/sun-dried-tomato-arugula-lentil-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sun-dried Tomato and Arugula Lentil Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sun-dried Tomato and Arugula Lentil Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Contentedness Cooking</p><p>This vegan burger is perfect with the sweet and spicy flavors of the creamy maple mustard sauce.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.contentednesscooking.com/vegan-lentil-burger/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vegan Lentil Burger;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Vegan Lentil Burger</a></strong></p>
<p>A Simple Palate</p><p>The most delicious crunchy lentil salad! Packed with veggies, sweet grapes and roasted hazelnuts—then topped with a simple yet flavorful lemony herb dressing. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://asimplepalate.com/blog/the-best-crunchy-lentil-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Crunchy Lentil Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Crunchy Lentil Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Running on Real Food</p><p>This vegan taco salad features delicious lentil taco meat, tortilla chips, avocado, tomato, corn, beans and quick and easy vegan sour cream. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://runningonrealfood.com/vegan-taco-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vegan Taco Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Vegan Taco Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Quite Good Food</p><p>A hearty lentil salad with maple and balsamic roasted baby carrots and red onion, tossed with baby kale and dressed with chimichurri sauce.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://quitegoodfood.co.nz/lentil-salad-baby-carrots-red-onion/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lentil Salad with Baby Carrots and Red Onion;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lentil Salad with Baby Carrots and Red Onion</a></strong></p>
<p>Simple Veganista</p><p>This stew features tender lentils, tomatoes, onion, ginger and flavorful spices mixed with chickpeas. Plus kale for a healthy weeknight meal that’s easy to make!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://simple-veganista.com/curry-red-lentil-stew-with-kale/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Curry Red Lentil Stew with Kale;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Curry Red Lentil Stew with Kale</a></strong></p>
<p>Occasionally Eggs</p><p>This easy roasted carrot salad is mixed with lentils and greens, then topped with a creamy dairy-free tahini dressing for an easy weeknight dinner great all year.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.occasionallyeggs.com/spicy-roasted-carrots-with-tahini-lentil-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spicy Roasted Carrots with Tahini Lentil Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Spicy Roasted Carrots with Tahini Lentil Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Destination Delish</p><p>A healthy and vibrant salad chocked full of hearty lentils and crunchy vegetables tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.destinationdelish.com/balsamic-lentil-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Balsamic Lentil Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Balsamic Lentil Salad</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/food/fall-salad-recipes" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:55 Best Bountiful Fall Salads;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">55 Best Bountiful Fall Salads</a></strong></p>
<p>Rebel Recipes</p><p>Rich, wholesome lentils and chickpeas in a lovely warming spiced tomato sauce.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.rebelrecipes.com/moroccan-spiced-lentil-chickpea-soup/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Moroccan Spiced Lentil Chickpea Soup;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Moroccan Spiced Lentil Chickpea Soup</a></strong></p>
<p>Running on Real Food</p><p>These bowls are full of nutrition and perfect for meal prep. They feature red lentils, quinoa, roasted squash and carrots, broccoli and lemon tahini sauce for a filling, buddha bowl-style meal.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://runningonrealfood.com/lentil-quinoa-bowl" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lentil Quinoa Bowl;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lentil Quinoa Bowl</a></strong></p>
<p>Inspired Taste</p><p>Make this soup with lentils, carrots, turmeric and fresh lemon whenever you're in need of some healthy comfort food. It’s savory, satisfying and utterly delicious.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.inspiredtaste.net/40400/lentil-soup/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lentil Soup with Lemon and Turmeric;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lentil Soup with Lemon and Turmeric</a></strong></p>
<p>Dishing Out Health</p><p>These burgers and slaw are made with pantry-staple ingredients and come together in 30 minutes. Vegan, gluten-free, freezer-friendly and nutrient-packed.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://dishingouthealth.com/spiced-lentil-burgers-with-tahini-slaw-vegan/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spiced Lentil Burgers with Tahini Slaw;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Spiced Lentil Burgers with Tahini Slaw</a></strong></p>
<p>The Almond Eater</p><p>This easy bolognese recipe is a quick weeknight meal that just so happens to be vegan and gluten-free. It’s filled with flavor and a great way to switch up pasta—plus, it comes together in under 30 minutes!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://thealmondeater.com/lentil-bolognese-recipe-vegan-gluten-free/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lentil Bolognese;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lentil Bolognese</a></strong></p>
<p>Cup of Kale</p><p>Vegan, healthy, low-carb lentil crust pizza. A four-ingredient, quick weeknight dinner that's ready in 25 minutes. Just add your toppings, and make it your own!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://cupfulofkale.com/lentil-crust-pizza/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lentil Crust Pizza;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lentil Crust Pizza</a></strong></p>
<p>Easy Cheesy Vegetarian</p><p>These lentil tortillas are low in fat and high in protein—and they're gluten-free too! Easy to make, with just two main ingredients.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.easycheesyvegetarian.com/lentil-tortillas/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Gluten-Free High-Protein Lentil Tortillas;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Gluten-Free High-Protein Lentil Tortillas</a></strong></p>
<p>Feasting at Home</p><p>This simple lentil tabouli salad is full of Middle Eastern flavor! Filling lentils are paired with summer tomatoes, lemon, mint, parsley and a unique combination of spices, and keeps for several days, perfect for midweek lunches or potlucks!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.feastingathome.com/lentil-tabouli-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lentil Tabouli Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lentil Tabouli Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Feel Good Foodie</p><p>Mujadara is a Middle Eastern lentil and rice recipe made with caramelized onions. You only need three ingredients to make this simple vegan, protein-rich meal.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://feelgoodfoodie.net/recipe/mujadara/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lebanese Mujadara;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lebanese Mujadara</a></strong></p>
<p>The Healthy Maven</p><p>Warm the soul with this warm lentil and sweet potato salad with sautéed kale and a delicious balsamic dressing. A perfect midday lunch or soothing dinner recipe for any night of the week.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.thehealthymaven.com/warm-lentil-and-sweet-potato-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Warm Lentil and Sweet Potato Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Warm Lentil and Sweet Potato Salad</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/938381/kristamarshall/best-sweet-potato-side-dishes-for-thanksgiving/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:30 Must-Have Sweet Potato Dishes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">30 Must-Have Sweet Potato Dishes</a></strong></p>
<p>Dietician Debbie</p><p>Who needs take-out when you can make these delicious vegan lentil meatballs with curry sauce served over brown rice and topped with chopped cashews?</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://dietitiandebbie.com/lentil-meatballs-with-curry-sauce/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lentil Meatballs with Curry Sauce;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lentil Meatballs with Curry Sauce</a></strong></p>
<p>Midwest Foodie</p><p>This creamy, flavor-forward, vegan lentil tortilla soup is the perfect quick and easy weeknight dinner.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://midwestfoodieblog.com/vegan-lentil-tortilla-soup/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vegan Lentil Tortilla Soup;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Vegan Lentil Tortilla Soup</a></strong></p>
<p>Kitchen Confidante</p><p>Make the most of heirloom tomatoes and cool, crunchy cucumbers in this summer lentil salad. It pairs beautifully with a flavorful roast chicken, grilled steak, simple fish —almost anything! And with hearty lentils, it is wonderful as a vegetarian main dish as well.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://kitchenconfidante.com/summer-lentil-salad-recipe" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Summer Lentil Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Summer Lentil Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Simple Veganista</p><p>This glowing curry sweet potato and red lentil soup recipe feature nourishing sweet potatoes and protein-rich red lentils, simmered together with a tart green apple, aromatic ginger, curry, cilantro, onion, garlic and coconut milk!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://simple-veganista.com/curry-sweet-potato-red-lentil-soup/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Curry Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Soup;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Curry Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Soup</a></strong></p>
<p>This hearty and delicious sweet potato, chickpea and red lentil soup ticks all the boxes: healthy, vegan and gluten-free. Quick to make it in your Instant Pot or stove.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.supergoldenbakes.com/pressure-cooker-sweet-potato-chickpea-red-lentil-soup/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pressure Cooker Sweet Potato Chickpea Red Lentil Soup;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Pressure Cooker Sweet Potato Chickpea Red Lentil Soup</a></strong></p>
<p>Dishing Out Health</p><p>Lentil and mushroom stew over potato and parsnip mash is a hearty vegetarian meal the whole family will love. Fiber-rich and decadently delicious, this recipe will satisfy even the most devout carnivores.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://dishingouthealth.com/lentil-and-mushroom-stew-over-potato-parsnip-mash/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lentil and Mushroom Stew Over Potato Parsnip Mash;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lentil and Mushroom Stew Over Potato Parsnip Mash</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/35-foolproof-set-forget-crock-164443300.html" data-ylk="slk:35 Best Crock Pot Potato Recipes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">35 Best Crock Pot Potato Recipes</a></strong></p>
<p>Cooking LSL</p><p>Quick and simple to make, this easy soup is a chunky, hearty and comforting meal—perfect for the cold weather. Nutritious lentils, rich in protein and fiber, combined with potatoes for a healthy and flavorful soup.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://cookinglsl.com/easy-lentil-potato-soup-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Easy Lentil Potato Soup;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Easy Lentil Potato Soup</a></strong></p>

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