Lentils are loaded with nutrients that you need, so why not toss some in your cart next time you get groceries. Lentils are surprisingly easy to prepare and are really versatile. That means you can use them in lots of ways. Many people use lentils to replace meat in a vegetarian diet, but you can enjoy them even if you don't give up meat. They're cheap too! Check out these easy and totally yummy lentil recipes and you'll see just what I mean.
1. Spinach and Lentil Soup
Via Spinach Lentil Soup Recipe | ...
One of the best ways to use lentils is to add them to soup. They add nutrients and a heartiness you won't find anywhere else.
2. Lentil Chili
Via Lentil Chili | Little Broken
Here's something that's perfect for a cold winter night.
3. Quinoa Lentil Salad
Via Quinoa Lentil Salad - Roasted ...
This filling salad could easily be served as a main course, but it also makes an outstanding side dish too.
4. Mushroom, Lemon and Lentil Salad
Via Mushroom, Lemon and Lentil Salad
Doesn't this looks tasty? I love cooked mushrooms, and they pair really well with lentils.
5. Red Curry Lentils
Via Red Curry Lentils - Pinch ...
If you like curry recipes, you will really enjoy this lentil version.
6. Lentil Tacos
Via Lentil Tacos #WeekdaySupper - Alida's ...
If you've decided not to eat meat anymore, lentils make a great alternative in Mexican meals.
7. Lentil and Mushroom Ragu
Via Lentil-Mushroom Ragu #WeekdaySupper - Foxes ...
If pasta is your indulgence, you'll feel good about eating it all the time with this sauce on top.
Via Dosas: Scrumptious Lentil Wraps - ...
These lentil wraps are great on their own, but also make a great "bread" for all sorts of fillings.
9. German Lentil Soup with Sausage
Via Slow Cooker German Lentil Soup ...
If you're still a meat eater, you will love the flavor of sausage combined with lentils.
10. Lentil and Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
Via Vegan Lentil Shepherd's Pie Recipe ...
Doesn't this look heavenly? It's so colorful and lovely too. Would you eat it for dinner?
11. Santa Fe Chicken and Lentil Casserole
Via Santa Fe Chicken and Lentil ...
If your preferences lean toward the Mexican side of things, this casserole will be your new favorite in no time.
12. Avocado Lentil Salad
Via Avocado Lentil Salad - Give ...
You'll look forward to lunch all day if you have this waiting in the fridge for you.
13. Mediterranean Lentil Salad
Via Mediterranean Lentil Salad
The combination of feta cheese, cucumbers and lentils is one that you won't find anywhere else.
14. Black Bean Lentil Salad
Via The Garden Grazer: Black Bean ...
The dressing on this salad is to die for!
15. LENTIL Cakes
Via Lentil Cakes With Creamy Horseradish ...
Instead of potato pancakes, try these crispy little delights. They are so full of flavor!
16. Red Lentil Dhal
Via Easy Red Lentil Dhal - ...
Here's a classic dish using lentils that I think you are going to love.
17. Rice with Red Lentils
Via Indian Red Lentil Rice Recipe ...
Make fried rice or pilaf more filling by tossing in some lentils. Yum!
18. Lentil Loaf
Via 30 Delicious Vegan Meals You ...
This is a tasty meat-free version of meat loaf that you will want to serve all the time.
19. Lentil Sloppy Joes
Via Super Healthy Lentil Sloppy Joes
This is a meal that your entire family is going to gobble right up.
20. Lentil Fritters
Dipped in the yummy sauce, these fritters are sure to please everyone at the table.
21. Lentil Soup with Cauliflower and Cheese
Via Lentil Soup with Cauliflower and ...
This cheesy bowl of yumminess is so good, you'll fill your bowl over and over again.
22. Green Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk
Via Cold Comfort
This creamy version of lentil soup makes a wonderful meal for dinner and warms up well for lunch the next day.
23. Quinoa Lentil Tacos
Via crockpot quinoa and lentil tacos ...
Lentils, quinoa and avocado combine to create a taco meal that will be your favorite.
24. Lentil Sausage Rolls
Via Vegetarian lentil sausage rolls - ...
These are perfect little bites for an appetizer or to serve your kids for dinner.
25. Lentil Meatballs
Via LENTIL MEATBALLS- IN LEMON PESTO
Just like you can make meatloaf with lentils, you can also use them to make meatballs.
26. Lentil Stuffed Peppers
Via Lentil Stuffed Peppers #SundaySupper
I love stuffed peppers! With lentils in the filling, they can't get any better.
27. French Lentils with Kale and Shrimp
Via French Lentils with Kale and ...
I want to eat this for lunch today. Don't you?
How do you prepare lentils. They are great in a soup filled with a lemony flavor. I also like them with chicken. Do you see a recipe on this list you want to try? Just click on the source to get the recipe and get cooking.