19+ EASY Lentil Recipes

These Easy Lentil Recipes are perfect for Meatless Mondays or any weeknight dinner! These recipes are hearty, delicious and full of flavor!

Whether you’re looking for salads, stews or soups, you are going to love these recipes using lentils. They are the BEST Lentil Recipes!

So first thing’s first- what are lentils?? Lentils are a type of legume that are popularly used in Indian cuisine. They are commonly used in recipes like:

  • Salads
  • Soups
  • Stews
  • Dips

Lentils are often used as a substitute for meats in certain dishes (scroll down to see the sloppy joes!) It’s great for people that are trying to observe Meatless Monday, or just looking to add a little more protein to their diets.

Whether you’re looking for comforting, healthy or just plain delicious, these best Lentil Recipes are for you!

Collage of lentil recipes
Red Lentil Soup
Red Lentil Soup is the best comfort food for a cold or rainy day. Packed full of vegetables and spices, this easy soup recipe is hearty enough for a meal. #lentilsouprecipes #redlentilrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com
Red Lentil Soup is the best comfort food for a cold or rainy day. Packed full of vegetables and spices, this easy soup recipe is hearty enough for a meal.
Easy Lamb Stew
Lamb Stew using ground lamb is made in just 30 minutes! Flavorful broth, crispy veggies and lentils make this fall stew recipe an easy weeknight meal.Lamb Stew using ground lamb is made in just 30 minutes! Flavorful broth, crispy veggies and lentils make this fall stew recipe an easy weeknight meal.
Sheet Pan Salmon, Lentils, and Asparagus
Healthy, quick, and effortless Sheet Pan Salmon, Lentils, and Asparagus. A great easy meal prep recipe or a healthy dinner option for busy families!
Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup
Thick and hearty, this Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup recipe is the perfect weeknight meal! You’ll love the spicy flavor and you won’t miss the meat!
Tuscan Sausage, Wild Mushroom, Kale and Lentil Skillet
This Tuscan Sausage, Wild Mushroom, Kale and Lentil Skillet is a rustic, comforting meal that is as nutritious as it is delicious!
Italian Lentil Salad
Light, refreshing and satisfying, this easy make Italian Lentil Salad is packed with flavors you will love. Juicy grapes, crisp bell peppers, scallions and lemon mingle perfectly with lentils in this simple to make in minutes salad!
Quick and Easy Vegan Bolognese
This shortcut vegan Bolognese is made with lentils and pantry staples that you probably already have on hand. It’s a filling, flavourful, family-friendly meal that you can have on the table in just under 30-minutes…and it’s SO easy to make!
Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes
These delicious vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes can be made in your Instant Pot, slow cooker, or on the stove top. The perfect weeknight meal!
Chicken Tikka Masala and Lentils
Chicken Tikka Masala and Lentils are cooked together in an Instant Pot for an easy, gluten free weeknight meal made in under an hour!
Instant Pot Lentil Tacos
These Instant Pot Lentil Tacos are quick and easy to make! Whether you serve them mild or spicy (yes please!) they’re sure to rock your weeknight dinner routine and even taste great the next day!
Mediterranean Green Lentil Soup
This Green Lentil Soup with a Mediterranean twist is the perfect weeknight dinner. Packed with vegetables and spices, this healthy lentil soup is a favorite!
Lentil Vegan Wraps
These Lentil Vegan Wraps are healthy, filling, dairy free, nut free with a gluten-free option available. They are perfect for lunch boxes, picnics, or to be served as a main dish for lunch or dinner!
Mint Lentil Salad
This Mint Lentil Salad is refreshing, nourishing, filling and packed with lots of vitamins and plant protein!
Lentil Stew with Mexican Chorizo
Lentil Stew with Mexican Chorizo is packed with bold flavors, fantastic textures and great nutrition! It’s an easy recipe that is ready in an hour!
Quinoa and Farro Salad
This Quinoa and Farro Salad is blended with a lime vinaigrette that makes a perfect salad for any occasion!
Easy Lentils and Sausage Stew
This Easy Lentils and Sausage Stew is an Italian soup made with Italian sausages, lentils and fresh veggies. Healthy, filling and delicious!
Lentil Bone Broth Soup
This Lentil Bone Broth Soup is a creamy bean soup full of deep rich flavor with background notes from Chinese spices, and a beautiful texture from firm green lentils!
Orange, Red Lentil and Roast Carrot Soup
This Orange, Red Lentil and Roast Carrot Soup is packed with goodness, full of flavor and fun to make. You can thicken or thin it to your preference, and it’s happy in the freezer!
Vegan Lentil Chili
This deliciously easy Vegan Lentil Chili is sure to impress! With stove-top, Instant Pot, and slow cooker versions all in this post, you can whip it up any way you choose with minimal effort!

If you liked these lentil salads and soups, check out these other delicious salad recipes:

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