12 Lentil Recipes To Convince You That Boring Soup Isn't The Only Way To Go
Though they may be a humble legume, lentils are one of the most versatile (and delicious) pantry staples that we've come to love. We most often see them in healthy dishes like lentil soup, but these lentil recipes prove there is so much more to this protein-filled food. Try something new like vegetarian tacos and aromatic curry.
With a fresh perspective, lentils can be transformed from a boring side dish to a majorly inspired main course. No matter what your taste, we guarantee you'll find something here you like.
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Lentil & Tempeh Lettuce Wraps
Get your wrap on — no tortilla necessary. A Beautiful Mess uses lettuce leaves for a healthy fix.
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Tomato and Lentil Curry
Curry makes for a quick weeknight meal. Cookie and Kate serves up a hearty dish that will keep you going.
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Spicy Black Bean and Lentil Chili
On a cold winter night, there’s nothing quite as nice as a hot bowl of chili. Half Baked Harvest makes a spicy dish with jalapeños.
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Indian Dal Nirvana
Lentils are a staple in Indian cuisine. Steamy Kitchen uses a mix of lentils to make a traditional dal.
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Lentil, Mushroom, & Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
Indian Lentil Soup
Who said lentil soup had to be boring? Green Kitchen Stories kicks things up a notch with fresh ginger, curry powder, and turmeric.
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Zucchini with Lentil and Roasted Garlic
A touch of garlic and cumin gives Steamy Kitchen’s recipe the perfect amount of savory goodness.
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Cold Lentil Salad with Cucumbers & Olives
You’ve just discovered your new office lunch. Pack The Kitchn’s Mediterranean-inspired lentil salad in a jar and get going.
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Crock Pot Lentil & Squash Curry
Pull out the Crock Pot to make a super cozy meal ahead of time. The Crepes of Wrath uses red lentils and acorn squash for a perfect dish.
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Lentil & Mushroom Stroganoff
Get rid of the beef for the night and try something new. Branny Boils Over uses lentils and a mixture of mushrooms and parsley to make a comforting dish.
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