Next, choose a time

30 best lentil recipes

Lentil bolognese

Discover the the versatility of this protein-packed legume

Lentils are an ancient food source, packed with protein and nutrients. They're also a budget-friendly pantry staple which you can whip into a plethora of dishes in no time. Plus, they're a quick-cook option for those who are time poor. Try these comforting, tasty recipes that deliver a high protein, plant-based treat that's ready in a flash.

Sweet potato dhal


Slow cooker red lentil and sweet potato dahl

The creamy, moreish blend of red lentils and sweet potato promises a comforting meal after a long day. Ideal for cooler nights, this dish is made in the slow cooker and is the perfect set and forget meal.

View recipe

Roasted lemony sprouts and lentils with haloumi


Roasted lemony sprouts and lentils with halloumi

A delectable explosion of flavours with chunks of  golden-crusted halloumi, crispy sprouts, and hearty lentils made in under an hour. An ideal side dish or quick lunch you can batch cook and take to the office.

View recipe

Beef and lentil bolognese


Beef and lentil bolognese

Fancy bolognese without meat? Lentils are a great alternative - and when cooked in a tomato sauce, have meaty flavour. Try this plant-based spin on a family favourite, on the table in less than 30 minutes. You can also go for a heartier twist  with this vegan lentil & sweet potato bolognese recipe.

View recipe

Healthier Roast Pumpkin & Lentil Salad


Roast pumpkin and lentil salad

Savoury roasted pumpkin meets nutty lentils. An elevated salad that’s perfect for any occasion, balancing both taste and nutrition. Ready in just over 30 minutes, it’s a great plant-based midweek option for busy nights.

View recipe

Lentil and pepita patties


Lentil and pepita patties

The perfect  pick for a meat-free Monday; enjoy these patties in myriad ways – be it in a burger, wrap, or just solo with a big salad. Filled with protein and plant-based goodness like cashews, tahini and oats, you’ll have this recipe on rotation.

View recipe

Easy lentil bolognese


Easy lentil bolognese

A simple yet hearty alternative to meat sauces, this recipe is brimming with flavour and plant-based protein. Paired with wholemeal spiral pasta, it's a filling meal that goes the distance. On the table in just over 30 minutes, this dish is a weeknight winner.

View recipe

Beetroot and lentil burger


Beetroot and lentil burger

This juicy, delectable plant-based patty takes burger night to another level. With earthy beets and lentils, it's a great value option for meat-free Monday and will be a hit with the whole family.

View recipe

Lentil and beetroot salad with steak


Lentil and beetroot salad with steak

Take steak night to another level. This salad combines tender steak, juicy beetroot and nutty lentils for a flavour-packed combo in just three easy steps. On the table in less than 30 minutes, it’s a dish you’ll want to make on repeat.

View recipe

Healthier carrot and lentil soup


Carrot and lentil soup

This fragrant, warming carrot and lentil soup is a healthy comfort dish the whole family will love. The easy, nutritionally approved recipe will bust weeknight dinner stress. Plus, you can batch cook and freeze for later. Pair with this scrumptious healthier garlic bread recipe.

View recipe

Banana and lentil curry


Banana and lentil curry

Use up overripe bananas in this creamy vegetarian curry made with lentils, coconut milk and your favourite spices. The sweet and savoury flavour pairing is satisfying and the perfect protein-packed comfort food. Got some cauliflower lying around? Try this creamy cauliflower version.

View recipe

Lentil Roasts With Caramelised Onion Glaze


Lentil roasts with caramelised onion glaze

Swap your meat-based Sunday roast with this high-protein, vegetarian alternative. The caramelised onion glaze adds depth and a hint of sweetness, making this dish the ultimate comfort food.

View recipe

Butternut Squash & Lentil Traybake With Feta


Butternut squash and lentil traybake with feta

A perfect blend of sweet squash, hearty lentils, and tangy feta. An easy traybake that's ready in under an hour, offering a protein-packed meal that's both nutritious and satisfying.

View recipe

Lentil Bolognese


Lentil bolognese

Make the most of pantry ingredients with this speedy, budget-friendly vegetarian bolognese. This hearty dish will become an instant family favourite and the perfect meat-free Monday meal

View recipe

Turkey & Lentil Burgers


Turkey and lentil burgers

A novel twist on burger night, offering lean turkey and protein-rich lentils, ready in under 30 minutes. An easy-to-prep delight that's guaranteed to satisfy.

View recipe

Roasted Eggplant With Herby Lentil Couscous And Tahini Dressing


Roasted eggplant with herby lentil couscous and tahini dressing

Enjoy Middle-Eastern flavours with this aromatic meat-free dish. Combining high-protein lentils, eggplant, and tahini, it promises a hearty, comfort-filled meal.

View recipe

Lentil Cottage Pie


Lentil cottage pie

The classic cottage pie turned vegetarian! Brimming with lentils, it's a high-protein, comfort food alternative to the traditional version. If you prefer the classic recipe with beef, try this one instead.

View recipe

Bean & Lentil Pasta Salad


Bean and lentil pasta salad

A refreshing, protein-packed salad, ideal for a quick lunch or a side dish, made with lentil pasta and antipasto. Perfect for a BBQ or picnic, enjoy it today and savour any leftovers tomorrow!

View recipe

Bean, Pea & Lentil Salad


Bean, pea and lentil salad

A trifecta of legumes promises a nutrient-dense meal, filled with protein and fibre. Enjoy it as a standalone dish for a quick lunch or accompany it with grilled fish or meat at a family BBQ.

View recipe

Barbecued Eggplant and Haloumi Salad With Tahini Yoghurt Dressing


BBQ eggplant and haloumi salad with tahini-yoghurt dressing

Elevate your salad game with grilled halloumi and lentils. This dish combines creamy, smoky, and tangy flavours, perfect for entertaining at your next get-together.

View recipe

Tomato and Lentil Soup With Spiced Eggplant


Tomato and lentil soup with spiced eggplant

Nothing screams comfort like a warm bowl of soup. This high-protein blend of lentils and tomatoes, enhanced by spiced eggplant, is the cosy dish you need on a chilly day. Need more ideas on what to do with your leftover veggies? Check out our must read guide.

View recipe

Vegan Curried Lentil Pies


Vegan curried lentil pies

These savoury pies pack a punch of flavour, offering a high-protein, vegan alternative to traditional meat pies as good as you’ll find in any bakery.  For a creative twist, try this butternut and kale version.

View recipe

Spiced Rice & Yellow Lentils


Spiced rice and yellow lentils

Savour an aromatic blend of spices with this simple yet tasty recipe. Ready in under 30 minutes, it's a perfect side dish or a main meal offering both comfort and high plant-based protein content. For more fried rice ideas, check out this extensive collection.

View recipe

Sumac-Roasted Eggplant With Lentils and Tahini


Sumac roasted eggplant with lentils and tahini

Take your tastebuds on an exotic journey with this dish that combines the richness of eggplant, protein-packed lentils, and tangy tahini. The added sweet pop of pomegranate makes this dish truly sing.

View recipe

Moroccan style Lentil and Cauli Pie


Moroccan-style lentil and cauli pie

The warmth of Moroccan spices meets the comfort of a pie. Lentils ensure a high-protein content, making this pie not just tasty but also nutritionally-approved. Add this family go-to meal to your weekly menu rotation here.

View recipe

Lentil and Cauliflower Tabbouleh With Mint and Lemon


Lentil and cauliflower tabbouleh with mint and lemon

Refreshing and protein-rich, this twist on the traditional tabbouleh is perfect as a side dish or a light main, ready in just 20 minutes. Batch cook for an easy packed lunch.

View recipe

Healthier Spinach Pie


Healthier spinach pie

With a perfect flaky filo crust on the outside and a creamy ricotta and spinach filling, this nutritionally approved spinach pie will impress on any dinner table. Serve any leftovers the next day for a satisfying lunch.

View recipe

Spinach & Red Lentil Soup


Spinach and red lentil soup

Warm, nutritious, comforting and ready in just 30 minutes. This quick and easy soup combines iron-rich spinach and protein-packed lentils, perfect for a cosy night in or easy lunch.

View recipe

Red Lentil Soup


Red lentil soup

A timeless classic, this soup is both easy to make and filled with plant-based protein. Ready in a flash, it's the ultimate comfort food for busy days. Batch cook and freeze for a quick lunch. Pair with some crunchy garlic bread.

View recipe

Meat-Free Lasagne


Meat-free lasagne

Who needs meat when you have lentils? This lasagne is the epitome of comfort, with layers of rich lentils replacing the traditional meat, ensuring a protein-rich feast. Plus, with the addition of pumpkin and spinach, this is the perfect way to sneak in those extra veggies. If you have leftovers the next day, discover how to make a lasagne soup.

View recipe

Tasty Lentil Chilli


Tasty lentil chilli

Spice up your day with this hearty lentil chilli. High in protein and full of flavour, it's the perfect vegetarian dish to warm you up on a cold day. Ready in just over 30 minutes, enjoy this speedy meal for a quick lunch or dinner.

View recipe

You may also like