Easy Lentil Recipes

From hearty soups to vibrant salads, these recipes show the potential of lentils to transform into mouthwatering dinners and meal–prep-friendly lunch…
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Lentil Carrot Salad - The Plant Based School
Lentil Carrot Salad - The Plant Based School
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a salad with lentils, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions in a white bowl
Lentil Salad - The Plant Based School
Easy Lentil Salad with Vegetables and Creamy Mustard Dressing
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a salad with lentils, tomatoes, cucumber, and onions in it
Perfect for summer ☀️
This salad recipe is satisfying, colorful, and packed with plant-based protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Enjoy this lentil salad recipe as a standalone meal, with pita bread, in a wrap, or as a side dish to any meal. It’s also excellent for meal prep.
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Curry Lentil Soup - The Plant Based School
Curry Lentil Soup - The Perfect Warming Comfort Food
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an easy lentil curry recipe in a white bowl with rice and sour cream on top
Red Lentil Curry
The spices not only add plenty of taste, but they load this dish with vitamins and antioxidants. This red lentil curry is so easy and quick to make you can have it as a last-minute dinner. It’s wholesome, nourishing, and protein-packed, making you feel great! You can serve it on basmati rice or cauliflower rice, but it’s also great with naan, roti, or any other type of flatbread.
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High Protein Lentil Chili
Lentil chili is a tasty and wholesome one-pot recipe where green or brown lentils replace the ground meat in classic chili con carne. You can expect a hearty, satisfying, and high-protein meal that is easy to make with pantry staples and is excellent for meal prep. Ingredients like lentils, black beans, onions, peppers, and tomatoes meld with a blend of aromatic spices such as chili powder, cumin, and smoked paprika to create a dish with robust and comforting flavors.
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Vegetarian Coconut Lentil Curry
Lentil curry is a creamy, flavorful, and nutritious meal that is easy to make in one pot with simple ingredients. You’ll love this recipe because of its rich, velvety texture and bold, fragrant flavors. Also, you can make it with minimal effort for a wholesome, warm, and delicious weeknight dinner.
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How to Cook Lentils (+25 lentil recipes)
Lentils are pulses, or the seeds of a legume plant, and belong to the Fabacea family, along with chickpeas, beans, soy, and peanuts. They are a healthy, affordable, easy-to-cook, and excellent source of fiber, protein, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, folate, iron, potassium, and magnesium. Humans have enjoyed cooking them in the most creative ways for over seventy thousand years. They are a staple in traditional Mediterranean diets and Indian cuisine, where they are called “dal.”
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Creamy Red Lentil Curry
You’ll love this red lentil curry because of its rich, velvety texture and bold, fragrant flavors. You can make it with minimal effort for a wholesome, warm, and delicious weeknight dinner. Plus, our lentil curry is excellent for meal prep as it tastes even better the day after and is freezer-friendly.
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Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers (rice and lentils)
With these vegetarian stuffed peppers we make a filling that mixes lentils, rice, fresh herbs, and fragrant spices. When baked in bell peppers, the filling with their juices, and the combination of flavors and textures makes this recipe irresistible. If you can, serve stuffed bell peppers with caramelized onions and a dollop of our yogurt tahini sauce. The sweetness of the onions and the cool yogurt make these stuffed peppers a simple yet sophisticated meal.
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Easy Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed bell peppers are a popular dish in most Mediterranean countries, from Italy to Turkey, from Spain to the coasts of North Africa. In those countries, bell peppers of any color are sometimes stuffed with rice and meat, and other times are made vegetarian, without meat. Our peppers recipe is strongly inspired by Mediterranean, Levantine, and Middle-Eastern flavors, and especially from our lentil mujaddara.
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Guide to Cook Lentils
You’ll learn how to cook lentils in a pot with water on the stovetop. This cooking method is excellent for using lentils as a side dish, in salads, spreads, stuffings, and centerpiece meals. Dietary Note: this recipe is suitable for a vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diet. Lentils have no cholesterol and traces of saturated fat.
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Creamy Lentil Pasta
This lentil recipe is healthy and easy to make, with simple pantry staples in one pot. It’s a perfect main dish for lunch or dinner; it’s kid-friendly and contains all the macros to keep you healthy and satiated. Plus, it’s excellent for meal prep
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lentil and rice stuffed peppers are an easy, healthy lunch or appetizer
Lentils and Rice Stuffed Peppers
We make a filling that mixes lentils, rice, fresh herbs, and fragrant spices. When baked in bell peppers, the filling absorbs their juices, and the combination of flavors and textures makes this recipe irresistible. If you can, serve stuffed bell peppers with caramelized onions and a dollop of our yogurt tahini sauce. The sweetness of the onions and the cool yogurt make these stuffed peppers a simple yet sophisticated meal.
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Easy Lentil Patties
Lentil patties—or lentil fritters—are a tasty and fulfilling meat-free, egg-free, vegetarian, and vegan recipe. They are seasoned with fresh herbs, spices, and vegetables, are flavorful, and rich in minerals, plant protein, and gut-healthy fiber. Also, lentil fritters are easy to make in a food processor and cook fast in a skillet, oven, or air fryer.
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