Lentil Recipes

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

Staff Picks

15-Minute Lentil Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 291
This is a fast, hearty soup for dinner; vegetarians can use vegetable broth.

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.

Vegan Meatballs

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

French Lentil Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 81
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.

Cauliflower-and-Lentil Stew with Onion Relish

This fresh take on lentil stew combines the warming spices of garam masala, ginger, and fire-roasted tomatoes with cauliflower, red lentils, and baby kale. A zesty onion relish brightens up this vegan bowl that will keep bellies warm and full on a chilly night.

Spicy-Sausage and Lentil Stew With Escarole Salad

A classic flavor pairing: lentils and greens together with spicy sausage meat make for a hearty stew.

Lentils with Spinach

Rating: 4 stars 18
This grain and vegetable dish is a perfect complement to a main course but flavorful enough to steal the show.

Curried Lentil-Salmon Salad

Rating: 5 stars 3
This superfood salad combines omega-rich salmon, lentils, Greek yogurt, and a warming curry vinaigrette to create a nutritious and totally delicious weeknight meal. 

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.

Quick Curried Lentils in Tomato Sauce

Rating: 4 stars 1
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.

Warm Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese

Rating: 3.5 stars 88
Hearty lentils and tangy goat cheese pair perfectly in this healthy side dish.

Creamy Lentil Stew

Give lentil soup a refreshing twist with red, pink, or yellow varieties. After a simmer with garlic, ginger, thyme, and cinnamon, blend a third of the stew and pour it back in along with some coconut milk to to add body and richness.

Inspiration and Ideas

30 Ways to Turn Beans, Chickpeas, and Lentils Into Dinner
Legumes are great meat substitutes: They're packed with protein, sustainable, affordable, easy to cook, and delicious. Can you tell that we love them?
Sausage, Lentil, and Kale Soup
Rating: 4 stars 232

This rustic, savory soup is sure to satisfy.