30 Easy Lentil Recipes

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If you are looking for great ideas and recipes for lentils then you are in the right place. I have 30 unique, healthy and Easy Lentil Recipes to share with you. Some of these easy lentil recipes come from my own recipe archives, the rest are from food blogging fellows.

Easy Lentil Recipes

So if lentil soups are as far as your imagination will take you, you’ll be happy to know there are tons of different ways to cook this protein packed legume. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve included several delicious lentil soup recipes in here too. But was also blown away by the different ways you can cook with lentils.

This list of Easy Lentil Recipes include lentil soups from all over the globe, some fun appetizers and so many creative and delicious meals with different types of lentils.

Lentils are very nutrition-packed goodies. They are high in protein, fiber, folate, and antioxidants. Plus, they are so cheap and tasty! Way to go, lentils!

With that said, here are 30 easy lentil recipes to get you started and plan your weekly meal, on a budget!

Easy Lentil Recipes:

red lentil tabouli salad a prefect Lebanese side dishes idea

Red Lentil Tabouli Salad

This healthy and tasty Red Lentil Tabouli Salad is full of Middle Eastern flavor! Filling Red lentils are paired with fresh parsley, mint, onion, tomato, lemon juice, pomegranate molasses and olive oil.

This riff on Traditional Tabouli is a perfect nutrient-packed recipe and makes one the best easy lentil recipes!

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

This Mediterranean Lentil Salad is packed with protein rich lentils, vegetables, feta cheese, olives and fresh herbs with a light lemony dressing. This healthy salad works perfectly as a side dish to a meal or even as lunch with pita bread and hummus.

Greek lentil salad

This Greek lentil salad is flavorful, refreshing and so easy to make. Whip up a batch for easy lunches and dinners throughout the week!

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

This Mediterranean Lentil Salad with sautéed veggies, feta, dill, and a simple lemon-Dijon vinaigrette. Make-ahead friendly and perfect for weekday lunches, this healthy and easy lentil salad recipe is sure to satisfy.

easy lentil recipes

Italian Lentil Salad

In less than 30 min, you can prepare this healthy Italian lentil salad for a protein-rich lunch or dinner. A quick & easy lentil recipe that you can try whenever you need a protein boost.

easy lentil recipes

Avocado Lentil Cranberry Salad

 Packed with healthy fats from a good dose of avocado, cooked lentils are combined with cranberries then tossed in a lemon Dijon dressing to make this easy lentil recipe.

If you are looking for red lentil recipes, you will love this Lebanese red lentil mujadara recipe. This Mujadara is healthy, vegan and easy to prepare.

Red Lentil Mujadara

This easy Lebanese Red Lentil Mujadara recipe is vegan, loaded with red lentils, onions and some rice. Oh and comes together in under 30 minutes!

One Pot Coconut Lentil Curry

This easy Lebanese Red Lentil Mujadara recipe is vegan, loaded with red lentils, onions and some rice. Oh and comes together in under 30 minutes!

Red Lentil Dal

Masoor Dal is a fragrant and flavorful Indian spiced lentil curry made with red lentils, dried red chilis, onion, garlic, and cumin seeds. Enjoy a bowl of this naturally vegan and gluten-free spicy masoor dal recipe as a simple side or healthy main dish.

Lentil Cakes

These spicy pan-fried lentil cakes made with cooked lentils and curry powder served with fresh herbs and yogurt.

One of the best and easy lentil recipes that’s full of protein and flavor!

Lentil Sandwiches

These delicious vegetarian sandwiches are packed with so much protein! French green lentils, cucumber, avocado, and a walnuts herby ricotta cheese.

brown lentil recipe

Lebanese Mujadara

Lebanese Mujadara is a lentil and rice, satisfying and simple dinner recipe! This one-pot healthy meal is vegan, low fat and full of flavor. With only a handful of ingredients, this simple Lebanese inspired dish is ready in about 40 minutes and requires very little work. Perfect for meal prep too! 

Italian Lentil Stew

This Italian lentil stew is some serious comfort food. Richly flavored with pancetta and topped with a poached egg, arugula and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic.

Lentil Ragu

These easy vegan butternut squash and green lentil ragu takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is great for batch cooking.

Lentil Sloppy Joes

These easy Lentil Sloppy Joes will have everyone going for seconds! They are perfect for a quick, tasty, inexpensive meal that is full of protein.

Broccoli Lentil Stir Fry

This is one of the easiest stir fry recipes you can make. Tender lentils and crunchy broccoli florets are served on turmeric rice. A feast for the eyes as well.

Korean Lentils

This Korean inspired lentil dinner is easy, nutritious and sure to have you craving it on your weekly meal plan. A super flavorful quick sauce is simmered with lentils and seared mushrooms.

Easy Lentil Stew

This family favorite sausage and lentil soup just might become YOUR go-to recipe for a budget friendly meal, too.

Lebanese style lentil soup

Lentil Soup with Pasta

Hearty and healthy, this Lentil Soup with Pasta is loaded with flavor. It is a nourishing, meatless, easy-to-make and delicious soup!

hearty soup with greens for cold weather.

Lentil Spinach Soup

This Lebanese Lentil Spinach Soup is an easy one-pot vegan soup that is full of flavor. It’s light, nutritious and satisfying with lots of fiber. I make this soup with lentils, spinach, potatoes, carrots and fresh lemon whenever I’m in need of some healthy comfort food. What’s not to love?

vegan soup recipes

Spicy Lentil Soup

This easy Spicy Lentil Soup is a filling, flavorful, vegetarian soup recipe with simple spices – and you control the heat. Squeeze a lemon wedge over each bowl to add fresh brightness! 

Adas bi hamod lentil soup

Lebanese Lemon Lentil Soup

Incredibly delicious Lebanese Lemon Lentil Soup, is vegan, easy to prepare, loaded with swiss chard, carrots and potatoes; this healthy and hearty Lebanese soup is the perfect winter warmer! It is one of those soups that tastes even better the next day or the day after that!

Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

Sweet potato lentil soup is a protein filled, delicious and healthy recipe. Seasoned with chili powder, lime and cumin and topped with avocado it’s full of flavor and absolutely delicious too!

Easy Lentils and Pasta Salad

 Lebanese lentils pasta soup that is simple yet huge on flavor. Made with golden onions that have been simmered with brown lentils and pasta in broth with hints of parsley.

Lebanese red lentil soup

Lebanese Red Lentil Soup

This easy Lebanese Red Lentil Soup recipe is a must try if you’re looking for a flavorful soup, that’s vegan and protein rich. It’s healthy, hearty and makes for a perfect holiday or weeknight rush dinner. Ready is less than 30 minutes!

Lentils cauliflower Soup

You just found one of the absolute best lentil recipes on the internet! This Lentil Cauliflower Soup is easy and quick to make, and uses pantry staples! The Parmesan cheese in the broth takes it to a new level. This is the perfect recipe to make if you’re new to cooking with lentils.

easy lentil recipes

Lentil Stuffed Peppers

This Lentil stuffed peppers recipe is extremely flexible, filling dish. Loaded with rice, lentil, and vegetables make it a wholesome meal.

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

This vegan shepherd’s pie has the best fluffy potatoes on top of hearty lentils cooked to perfection with fresh-cut vegetables, all with a subtle hint of rosemary.

Red Lentil Tortilla

These red lentil tortillas are soft, pliable, and high in fiber! All you need is 4 simple ingredients to make this easy lentil recipe.

These healthy, hearty, and easy Lentil recipes make for a great meal on their own. It’s actually amazing how you can use lentils in so many ways – soup, stew, salad, sandwiches and more! They’re very budget-friendly, too. All the more reason to stock up on lentils!


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easy lentil recipes

30 Easy Lentil Recipes

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

If you are looking for great ideas and recipes for lentils then you are in the right place. I have 30 unique, healthy and easy lentil recipes to share with you.


Refer to each recipe post for the full list of ingredients required, you might need:

  • lentils
  • olive oil
  • onions
  • vegetables


    Refer to each recipe post for the full recipe instructions.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

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