48 Healthy Lentil Recipes
If you love lentils, you are going to love this assortment of amazing healthy lentil recipes. From breakfast to snacks to dinners and even dessert (yes I said "dessert"), see how versatile and delicious the humble lentil can be.
Lentils are super healthy and super versatile food.
Betcha didn't know just how healthy they are, though -- or the many ways you can use them! I'm here today to broaden your horizons -- to lentilfy you -- with some fantabulous Lentil Recipes.
Our family loves beans.
We were actually practically vegan for a good number of years, mostly because we were on a super tight budget and handling raw meat pretty much grossed me out.
I think we've eaten just about every bean variety known to man.
Well, maybe not every one.
Lentils are one of our favorite beans. I love the meaty taste (they make a GREAT substitute for meats if you are looking at cutting your food budget), but they also are full of good nutrition.
Health Benefits of Lentils
- full of protein
- filled with fiber
- don't need to be soaked (but I do recommend de-gassing them. Read How to De-Gas Beans to make sure you don't offend others when eating these fabulous beans.)
There's just a lot to love about lentils.
So with that, following is a list of some AMAZING lentil recipes.
Really--Lentils for Breakfast or Dessert?
Now you can have lentils anytime!
Lentil Breakfast Recipes
Lentil Sausage Patties
Lentil Breakfast Pancakes
Apple and Spice Breakfast Lentils
Red Lentil Porridge
Banana Lentil Muffins
(I would make these with gluten-free flour and my Powdered Egg Replacer.)
Vegetable Lentil Loaf
(for breakfast, lunch, or dinner)
Indian Curry Lentils
Sprouted Lentil Sloppy Joes
Slow Cooker Lentil Chili
Red Lentils and Spinach in Masala Sauce
Easy Crockpot Lentil Chili
Swiss Chard Lentil Salad with Vidalia Onions
Simple Lentils and Rice from Kenya
Sausage, Lentil, and Rice Skillet Meal
Freezer Friendly: Curried Lentils
Lentil Carrot Hot Dog Recipe
Lentil and Grass-Fed Ground Beef Soup
Savory Potato Aebleskivers with Creamy Lemon Dipping Sauce
How to Sprout Lentils
Spicy Lentil Summer Rolls
Lentil Bolognese with Spaghetti Squash
Chili Cheese Lentils
Sweet and Sour Lentils
Cheesey-Mexi Lentil Macaroni
Quinoa and Lentil Vada / Fritters in Appe Pan
Marinated Lentil Salad
Red Curry Lentils
Thai Basil Coconut Lentils
Red Lentil Cauliflower Burger with Chipotle Habanero Mayo (V)
Garlic Lentil Dip
Buckwheat Lentil Crackers
5-Ingredient Lentil Hummus
Crunchy Roasted Lentils
Moong Dal Chilla / Mung Lentil Crepes (V & GF)
Crispy Lentil Energy Bites - vegan & gluten free
Moroccan Lentils with Turkey Meatballs
Beach Bum Lentil Trail Mix
Lentil Breads and Such
Sprouted Lentil Bread
Lentil Wheat Sandwich Bread and Bean Stew Sandwiches (V)
Would you have thought that lentils could be used to make desserts?
Red Lentil Cookies
Double Chocolate Lentil Muffins
Chocolate Lentil Brownies
(these would be great with a low carb sweetener)
What's your favorite way to eat lentils?
Thanks for the post.
This looks fantastic! There was a restaurant in the last city we lived in that served the most delicious lentil soup I've ever had. It tasted like a beef stew without beef, and it had no curry or tomatoes in it. I have searched and searched for a similar recipe without luck. All the lentil stews/soups I can find always have either curry or tomatoes in them. Have any of you ever come across a recipe like this? Thanks!
No sorry -sounds great!
Thank you so much for linking up to my site Adrienne! I always love your round ups (and pin from them often!), so it's an honor to be included.
You are so welcome!!!
What a great round up of lentil recipes. Thanks for including my Curried Rice Lentil Loaf.
You are so welcome! It's a great recipe!
What a great collection of recipes! I love lentils, but I haven't used them in any desserts before (chocolate lentil brownies sound good!). Btw, I'm hosting a link party on my blog and I'd love for you to come over and share a few recipes. I hope you have a nice weekend!
I LOVE lentils, but I always struggle with new ways to cook 'em, so I am all over this roundup! Thank you for including my lentil salad with rice, apples and sausage!
You are so welcome!! I forgot to tag you on G+!
Thanks so much for sharing my sprouted lentil bread recipe on this AWESOME resource for unusual lentil recipes! That lentil bread is one of my blog's first recipes, but it's still one of the most popular 🙂
You are so welcome. I LOVE it! Thanks! Good job!
What a great bunch of recipes! Can't wait to try some of these!
Mmm! What a great roundup of recipes, Adrienne! I never even realized that lentils were gluten-free! Looks like we have some new dishes to try.
Thanks Leah. Me too! Any bean is gluten-free, just so you know :).
Definitely never had them for breakfast and dessert, but will have to! Great recipes!
So many of these recipes look amazing. It will keep me busy for awhile!
Thanks Laurie!!! Me too!
You do not know how timely this post is for me! I was searching for good lentil recipes last night and only pinned one or two recipes that I liked. Now, here you have them all right in front of me! Thanks!
Yea Lisa!!! Aren't they fun?
Thanks for sharing my sprouted lentil sloppy joes! 🙂 Sharing and pinning! 🙂
You are so welcome. Thanks and they look GREAT!
thanks for sharing our lentil flatbread 🙂
You are so welcome - LOVE it!