Lentils are a healthy, protein-packed pulse that can help bulk out a meal. Great in everything from dal to stews, lentils are something you should eat more of. These are the best lentil recipes we've got. If it's tasty red lentil recipes, green lentil recipes, and puy lentil recipes you're after, you've come to the right place. We've even got a couple of lentil soup recipes that'll fill you right up. Bon app.
Mob's Best Lentil Recipes
Jerk Lentils and Roti
Jacob King (aka Peng Vegan Munch) shows us how to make the most saucy Caribbean dish, featuring everyone’s favourite legume paired with delicious roti.
Spicy Braised Lentils, Peppers & Chorizo
These braised green lentils from Ocado are beautifully rich, smoky and saucy, plus they're all cooked in one pot which means minimal washing up.
Spicy Lentil Stew
Spicy lentils and charred, roasted cauliflower. An incredible pairing. Topped with a herby, cooling yoghurt sauce. One of the great veggie dishes.
Cajun Lentil Burritos
Merchant Gourmet’s Spicy Cajun-Style Lentils & Red Kidney Beans belong in a burrito. Loaded with spicy rice, vegan mayo and creamy avocado, this one is a hit.
Harissa Lentils with Charred Peppers and Olive Salsa
An unbelievably simple plant-based meal with heaps of flavour. Merchant Gourmet Puy Lentils, charred peppers and the most addictive olive and hazelnut salsa.
Braised Lentils with Fennel, Sausage and Salsa Verde
This is one of my favourite things to eat when the weather turns cold. Saucy braised lentils with a couple of juicy sausages and a zingy salsa verde. Jordon x
Sweet and Sour Lentil Meatballs
These juicy meatballs are made with Merchant Gourmet’s Puy Lentils and tossed in a classic, sticky sweet and sour sauce. Perfect served with steamed rice.
Pasta e Lenticchie (Pasta with Lentils)
Another wonderful recipe by Gennaro Contaldo. Saucy Napolina spaghetti with lentils – a simple staple dish that is perfect for a weeknight dinner.
Lentil, Potato and Cumin Soup with Crispy Onions
This is my take on shorbet el adas, a Lebanese soup of creamy lentils, warming cumin and zingy lemon. A soothing winter dinner.
Roasted Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Puy Lentils and Tahini Dressing
This salad is full of vibrant green veg and Merchant Gourmet Puy Lentils. Tossed with a creamy tahini and lemon dressing, it's ideal for a quick lunch.
Big Daddy Dhansak
The cardamom really brings the fragrance to this Indian classic. Lentils never tasted so good...
Fragrant Lemongrass Squash Curry
An incredibly soothing plant-based curry. Rich with lemongrass, coconut milk, charred squash and tender lentils, this is going to be a new favourite of yours.
Pork and Mushrooms Meatballs with Braised Lentils and Jam
his dish is inspired by some interesting Scandinavian flavours. The jam might sound odd but, trust me, it really works with the meatballs. Jordon x
Stuffed Peppers With Garlic Orzo and Zhoug
We've stuffed Romano peppers here are with a mushroom, walnut and lentil mix and baked them with garlic orzo. Serve it with a punchy, spicy zhoug."
Coconut Curried Lentils
These creamy curried coconut lentils are a one-pot wonder. Perfect for batch cooking and full of protein, nutrients and flavour. Serve with bread or rice.
Creamy Cauliflower & Coconutty Lentils
This creamy sauce is almost a dal that’s blended until smooth, then layered up with roasted cauliflower and its crispy leaves, pickled onions, almonds and chilli. It’s a high protein, high fibre meal with big flavours and textures.
Hearty Mushroom and Lentil Ragù
This ragù is super satisfying and rich, but completely vegan! Plus, the lentils mean is has some good protein in there too. Winner winner.
Aubergine And Lentil Shepherd's Pie
A very loose interpretation of a shepherd's pie using aubergines and lentils, with harissa as the base and a mix of sweet and white potatoes for the top.
Cauliflower With Harissa Tahini And Lentils
This one's a super satisfying, protein packed meal. Great for meal prep, just keep the tahini sauce separate until ready to serve.
Sun-dried Tomato & Herby Yoghurt Lentil Bowls
The herby yoghurt dressing and salted cashews make these lentil bowls feel a bit luxurious. It’s the perfect thing to make when you’ve got your friends over.
Balsamic Carrots With Orange Tahini Yogurt
Elevate your roasted carrots with a balsamic glaze and crispy lentils, on a whipped orange and tahini.
Mushroom & Root Veg Nut Roast
This festive centrepiece is a great alternative to the usual vegan mains, is made with beetroot and celeriac florets on top of a nutty mushroom and lentil base.