Lentil Recipes

Find delicious lentil soups, stews, salads, burgers and more!

Staff Picks

15-Minute Lentil Soup

Rating: 3.3 stars
This is a fast, hearty soup for dinner; vegetarians can use vegetable broth.

Warm Lentil-and-Cauliflower Salad

This main-course salad is a perfect plant-based meal for a weeknight dinner. The roasted cauliflower "steaks" are as delicious as they are satisfying, while the warm lentil salad that goes with them is full of flavorful roasted tomatoes, briny capers, and peppery arugula. 

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

With lentils and cremini mushrooms as well as the traditional carrots and peas, this vegetarian take on the traditional British potato-topped Shepherd's pie is satisfying and delicious. We use French green lentils because they hold their shape in cooking.

Warm Lentil Salad with Poached Eggs

French green lentils and Swiss chard join the aromatic blend of finely diced onion, carrot, and celery known as mirepoix in this hearty salad. It's tossed in a lemony mustard dressing while still warm and finished with fresh parsley, creamy goat cheese, crunchy almonds, and the piece de resistance, poached eggs.

Lentils with Spinach

Rating: 3.83 stars
This grain and vegetable dish is a perfect complement to a main course but flavorful enough to steal the show.

Warm Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese

Rating: 3.66 stars
Hearty lentils and tangy goat cheese pair perfectly in this healthy side dish.

Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup

Rating: 3.49 stars
This soup combines the fiber and protein of the lentil with the high vitamin K in the chard.

Lentil Soup

Rating: 3.44 stars
Pair lentils with your favorite vegetables to make this flavorful, hearty soup.

Sausage, Lentil, and Kale Soup

Rating: 3.81 stars
This rustic, savory soup is sure to satisfy.

French Lentil Salad

Rating: 3.56 stars
Lentils are simmered with aromatics until tender and flavorful, then tossed with toasted almonds, shredded red cabbage, fresh herbs, and a lively lemon dressing in this make-ahead salad.

Quick Curried Lentils in Tomato Sauce

Rating: 4 stars
In this Indian-inspired vegetarian main, top-notch jarred tomato sauce and canned lentils save hours of work. When chosen well, jarred tomato sauce can rival your own. The best ones include tomatoes and seasonings but are free of preservatives, sugar, and corn syrup.

Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew

Rating: 3.92 stars
This is a hearty Indian-style stew without meat but chock full of protein.

Inspiration and Ideas

Vegan Main Dish Recipes

This collection of satisfying vegan main dishes includes stir-fries, curries, stews, chili, salads, burgers, and even pizza. These recipes eliminate meat, eggs, dairy, and all other animal products while embracing the goodness of fresh vegetables, whole grains, tofu, beans, nuts, and spices.

Vegan Meatballs

Lentils, brown rice, and mushrooms give these vegan meatballs flavor and substance. Serve with your favorite sauce and pasta.