There are so many reasons to love lentils. On top of being affordable, full of fibre and easy to cook, these hearty legumes are like sponges for flavour, making them a super tasty and versatile ingredient. From quinoa bowls with lentil and rotisserie chicken to vegetarian shepherd’s pie, discover new and delicious ways to enjoy lentils with these tasty recipes.
Shrimp Kebabs with Lentil-Herb Salad
An herbed lentil salad is the perfect base for these grilled shrimp, tomato and squash skewers. While this recipe calls for dried lentils, you can always opt for canned to reduce the total cooking time. Incorporate more fish and seafood into your menu with these pescatarian dinner ideas.
Roasted Beet and Lentil Dip
If you’re stuck in a hummus rut, why not try this colourful, fibre-rich dip made with roasted red beets and canned lentils? Pair it with anything from toasted pita bread to veggie sticks, or spread it on a sandwich for an extra dimension of flavour.
Kedgeree With Flaked Smoked Trout
Kedgeree is a popular British breakfast main based on the East Indian dish made with lentils, rice, fried onions, spices and ginger. Top it with flaky smoked trout for an exciting meal any time of the day.
Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
Your favourite comfort food gets a vegan makeover with meaty lentils topped with a crispy, cauliflower crust. For more hearty meatless mains, try these satisfying vegetarian casserole recipes.
Easy Spicy Lentil and Vegetable Curry
Whether you’re looking for a tasty vegan dinner or a recipe that’ll help you clean out your fridge, this “no-rules” recipe is guaranteed to satisfy.
Instant Pot Indian Dal
Use your Instant Pot to make this spiced red lentil stew that’s the perfect side for this Instant Pot Curry — or serve it as a hearty, warming main with some garlicky naan.
These hearty meatless”meatballs are packed with good-for-you ingredients, including brown lentils, wheat berries, nutritional yeast and lots of veggies.