Lentil Recipes

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

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15-Minute Lentil Soup

Rating: 3.3 stars 291
This is a fast, hearty soup for dinner; vegetarians can use vegetable broth.

Vegan Lentil Soup

Tender broccoli rabe adds a welcome pop of green (and a generous dose of fiber!) to this lentil-and-tomato soup spiced with coriander and cumin.

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.

Lentil Soup

Rating: 3.44 stars 453
Pair lentils with your favorite vegetables to make this flavorful, hearty soup.

Sausage, Lentil, and Kale Soup

Rating: 3.81 stars 232
This rustic, savory soup is sure to satisfy.

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.
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Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew

Rating: 3.92 stars 89
This is a hearty Indian-style stew without meat but chock full of protein.

Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup

Rating: 3.49 stars 280
This soup combines the fiber and protein of the lentil with the high vitamin K in the chard.

French-Lentil and Sausage Stew

A thick stew made with Le Puy lentils and kielbasa makes ahearty, no-fuss meal. Its aroma, reminiscent of French country cooking, comes from a blend of bay leaf and rosemary.

Lentils with Spinach

Rating: 3.83 stars 18
This grain and vegetable dish is a perfect complement to a main course but flavorful enough to steal the show.

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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

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.