Menu Enter a recipe name, ingredient, keyword...

Lentil Love - 1236 recipes

The small but mighty lentil packs a big fiber punch! Lentils are incredibly popular in vegetarian and Indian recipes, but we have a large roundup of every type of lentil recipe.

Google Ads

Top Recipe

By courtneyepowell

Rate this recipe 4.7/5 (7 Votes)
Lentil Patties with Lettuce and Yogurt 1 Picture
Details

Servings 4

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons dried French green lentils
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 small red onion, half finely diced (1/2 cup), half thinly sliced
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 1 head lettuce, such as oak leaf, Bibb, or escarole, leaves separated
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • Cayenne pepper, for serving
  • 8 to 12 caper berries, for serving

See this recipe

Step 1 Bring lentils and 3 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan

Top rated Lentil recipes

By

This simple lentil soup makes a healthy and satisfying dinner on busy workday evenings

  • 2 cups (14 oz./440 g) brown lentils
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 1 can (28 oz./875 g) diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1/4 cup (2 fl. oz./60 ml) Williams-Sonoma Chicken Stock Concentrate
  • 6 cups (48 fl. oz./1.5 l) water
  • 6 oz. (185 g) spinach, stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp. sherry vinegar, or more taste
4.4/5 (10 Votes)

By

Looking for a great vegetarian recipe? This is the one for you! Packed with tons of flavor, Red Lentil-Rice Cakes w...

  • SALSA:
  • 3 cups plum tomato, finely chopped (about 6 tomatoes)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • CAKES:
  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup dried small red lentils
  • 1/2 cup uncooked basmati rice (or 1.5 cups cooked rice)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper (about 1/2 pepper)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion (about 1/2 onion)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

By

Happy Herbivore cal 422 fat 3

  • 1 cup lentils (uncooked)
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 cups spinach, torn
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 limes, zest and juiced
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice (Cooked)
4.7/5 (12 Votes)

By

This hummus has a fun and exotic twist…spiced with garam masala and curry powder, with lentils instead of chickpe...

  • 1 cup uncooked red lentils
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons tahini paste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
4.4/5 (9 Votes)

By

1. reheat oven to 350 degrees F

  • For the lentils:
  • 8 skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1/4 cup Cajun spice blend (or make blend below)
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 2 cups thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. Cajun spice blend (or use blend below)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 cups cooked or canned green lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Cajun Spice mix:
  • 4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. ground white pepper
  • 2 tsp. ground paprika
  • 1 tsp. kosher or coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
4.5/5 (117 Votes)

By

Note: Make individual-sized tarts by cutting puff pastry into squares

  • 1 pkg puff pastry, pre-rolled sheet 10x11 inches
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 small zucchini sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • pinch sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup cooked split red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 4 green onions, light green and white parts only, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, yellow and red, cut in half
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for garnish
  • Chopped fresh dill, for garnish
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper, for garnish
4.5/5 (114 Votes)

By

Chili powder, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper create a downright irresistible flavorful broth ...

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or other oil)
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 & 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspopon smoked sweet paprika, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 14 ounce can tomatoes, diced
  • 5 - 6 cups vegetable broth, more if desired
  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • Fine grain sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 handfuls torn kale leaves or spinach
4.5/5 (96 Votes)

By

1. In the bowl of food processor, add basil, garlic, pine nuts lentils, and lemon juice

  • For the Pesto:
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves (reserve a few leaves for garnish)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup cooked or canned green lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • For the Pasta:
  • 3 1/2 cups dry farfalle (bowtie) or other pasta
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup cooked or canned green lentils, rinsed and drained
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil, for garnish
  • Parmesan cheese, for garnish
4.4/5 (96 Votes)

By

Taco casserole is easy to make and your family will love it! A great recipe for making ahead for a quick weeknight...

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 can Ranch Style beans
  • 1 10-12 ounce bag tortilla chips, crushed
  • 1 can Ro-tel tomatoes
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Sour cream and salsa for serving
4.4/5 (68 Votes)

By

This simple vegetarian chili recipe uses lentils instead of beans

  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 teaspoons salt-free chili powder
  • 1 package brown lentils (about 2 1/4 cups lentils)
  • 2 cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 pkg of mushrooms sliced
4.5/5 (46 Votes)

By

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

  • For the Vinaigrette:
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Green onions, white and light green parts only, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 Cup basil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 limes, zest and juice
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • For the Salad:
  • 18 large prawns, thawed, deveined, and rinsed
  • 2 cups raw corn off the cob, or frozen and thawed
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 cups cooked black(Beluga), or green lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 small cucumbers, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
4.5/5 (48 Votes)

By

1) Chop onion and carrots 2) Saute onions, garlic and carrots in the olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minu

  • 1 1/2 cups red lentils soaked
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 tsp garlic
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 TBSP olive oil
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Pinch cracked black pepper
  • 1 qt vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds toasted
  • 1 lemon
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
4.5/5 (46 Votes)

By

Benefits of Sprouting Lentils: Lentils contain phytic acid, which can be difficult to digest

  • dry lentils
  • 1 quart mason jar
  • thin cloth, like cheesecloth
  • water
5/5 (6 Votes)

By

1. Place mushrooms in a medium bowl

  • 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 leek, white part only, halved and sliced
  • 1 rib celery, sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 15-oz. can cooked green or brown lentils, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup red wine, optional
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes with juices
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 8 ounces cooked whole-grain linguine, ziti or penne
  • Grated Parmesan, for serving, optional
5/5 (4 Votes)

More Lentil recipes

Any burning questions? Our chefs answer!

Slow Cooker Lentil and Ham Soup Lentil Patties with Lettuce and Yogurt