20 Lentil Recipes to Make for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Ah, lentils: It was love at first taste. With all that protein and fiber (not to mention folate, iron and vitamin B), we’d eat you for every meal if we could.
What’s that, you say? We can? Yep, it turns out the nutritious little legume is versatile, too. Here are 20 delicious ways with lentils, from breakfast to lunch to dinner. (Don’t forget to soak them first, though.)
Ginger Coriander Sprouted Lentil Avocado Toast
A mouthful, in the best way possible.
Easy Lentil Meatballs
Say hello to the most versatile, effortless, impressive dinner…that also happens to be vegan and gluten-free.
Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Curried Lentils, Carrots and Yogurt
The yogurt sauce tho. *Kisses fingers like a chef*
Lemon-Tahini Salad with Lentils, Beets and Carrots
With a nutty dressing as good as this, we might never go back to kale Caesars.
Mujaddara with Spiced Lemon Yogurt
With caramelized onions and jasmine rice, this traditional Middle Eastern dish will win a spot in your weekly rotation.
Detox Lentil Crockpot Soup
Make this once and lunch for the week is covered.
Coconut Quinoa and Lentil Curry with Lime Mango
A warm hug in a bowl.
Cauliflower Lentil Sloppy Joes
Coterie member Maria Lichty proves that you don’t need meat to make a good sammie.
Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Sauce
Crispy, chewy, spicy and creamy all in one bite.
Baked Eggs in Tomatoes with Lentils and Whipped Goat Cheese
FYI, lentils are a great source of protein…ergo, a genius breakfast option.
Morning Glory Breakfast Muffins
Red lentils are the secret ingredient in these naturally sweetened, vegan beauties. (They’re also gluten-free, natch.)
Sunshine Lentil Bowls with Garlic Olive Oil Dressing
Brunch, lunch or dinner, we want this for every meal.
Za’atar Lentil Burgers with Pickles and Tahini
If you haven’t tried za’atar, now’s your moment: The herby, tangy spice mixture adds a touch of brightness to these earthy, meatless burgers.
Sweet Potato and Lentil Cakes with Lemony Avocado Sauce
Serve on a bed of arugula for a peppery bite.
Curry-Roasted Vegetable and Lentil Kale Salad
Ready in 30 minutes? Don’t mind if we do.