Satisfying Lentil Recipes
Lentil Soup with Lemon and Dill
If you're craving the savory goodness of a classic lentil soup, you're in luck. Serve this healthy dish with extra sprigs of dill, chopped green onions, and a creamy dollop of yogurt.
Vegetables simmered in white wine and Pernod, an anise liqueur, bring a rich flavor profile to fennel and lentils in this easy lentil salad recipe.
How to Cook Lentils
Watch as we walk you through how to cook lentils -- no soaking required. Lentils are a powerhouse of nutrients that you'll want to add to your weekly dinner routine.
Caramelized-Veggie Lentil Salad
Buttery roasted carrots and fennel are a natural pairing with garlic-simmered lentils. But it's the balsamic-honey dressing and handful of fresh sage that really take this lentil salad recipe over the top.
Editor's Tip: Short on time? Substitute 6 cups precooked store-bought lentils for the dry lentils.
Lentil Veggie Burgers
What makes our easy lentil burgers so moist? The secret is tossing cooked lentils and sauteed sweet potatoes and mushrooms into a food processor. A touch of soy sauce and plenty of garlic mean this healthy lentil burger is just as good as its beefy counterpart.
Lemony Lentil Soup with Greens
Loads of chopped fresh kale pack this easy lentil soup with nutrients, while a little lemon zest at the end goes a long way to freshen up this deliciously low-cal dish.
Lentil- and Rice-Stuffed Peppers
Lentils give these slow cooker stuffed peppers their healthy street cred. Don't need to make ahead? Cook the sweet pepper halves in a Dutch oven in a large amount of boiling water about 3 minutes or until crisp-tender before continuing to Step 3.
How to Make Pumpkin Lentil Soup
A can of pumpkin puree is the secret to the creaminess of our delightful lentil soup recipe. Watch as we walk you through a few simple steps, and you'll have ginger-and-pumpkin lentil soup in no time!
Roasted Pork and Duck with Lentils
Upgrade your lentil-recipe repertoire with this special-occasion meal featuring black beluga lentils, named for the caviar they resemble. They're the perfect complement to roasted duck and pork served with a pan sauce and arugula pesto.
Big-Batch Vegetarian Lentil Chili
Perfect for a crowd, this hearty red lentil chili recipe tastes just like the traditional meat version. It's also a great make-ahead, freezer-friendly meal option.
Satisfying and low-cal, this healthy lentil salad has it all -- hearty, fresh cooked beets, an easy red wine vinegar dressing, and a bit of mint to brighten things up.
Mediterranean Lentil Skillet with Pita Chips
Lentil salad goes Greek with a little help from tomatoes, thyme, and goat cheese. Serve this lentil skillet dinner warm with crunchy pita chips.
Make-Ahead Turkey-Lentil Sloppy Joes
Looking for a lighter dinner option? Our easy lentil sloppy joes are packed with turkey and olives, and the mixture can be made ahead and frozen for up to 6 months. Serve with our healthy carrot-date slaw for a delicious, good-for-you meal.
Lentil-Toasted Barley Soup with Sausage
We've switched the ham found in most lentil soup recipes for chicken-apple sausage. Plus, we added in hearty toasted barley and four whole cups of nutrient-rich spinach to create an easy lentil soup that's low-cal, too.
Gluten-Free Mediterranean Lentils
Healthy lentil salad recipes don't get any easier than this tasty 20-minute wonder. The secret? It starts with refrigerated precooked lentils (which are naturally gluten free!).
Lamb-Lentil Shepherd's Pie
Comfort food doesn't have to be high in calories. Take this brown lentil shepherd's pie: It’s got all the traditional flavors you love slow-cooked to perfection, but thanks to lentils, it keeps a low-cal profile.
Sloppy Veggie Sandwiches
Lentil sloppy joes are a modern twist on an old favorite. Shhh -- don't tell the kids you've nixed the ground beef, and they likely won't notice the difference.
Chicken and Lentils in Apple-Curry Sauce
To make this easy chicken and red lentil curry, slow-simmer chicken and lentils with the warm flavors of garam masala and ginger. This lighter take is served with loads of spinach and a creamy yogurt topper.
We swapped out the meat for tofu in our easy low-fat lentil tacos, loaded with taco seasoning and all the regular toppers. Try the bulgur or veggie variations -- all three versions are healthy dinner options.