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10 hearty lentil recipes that will leave you feeling satisfied

Lentil as anything.

Lentils are incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed in various ways, like in pasta, pies, and curries. 

Lentils also pair well with various ingredients, including vegetables like carrots, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and spinach. They also complement herbs and spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, and thyme. Lentils can be combined with grains like rice or quinoa for flavour and texture. 

10 best lentil recipes

Vegetable and lentil curry

lentil and veg curry

Prepped in 20 minutes and cooked in 15 minutes, this vegie curry is great for when you’re in a hurry.

Lightly-spiced one-pan coconut dhal

coconut dahl

This aromatic recipe uses yellow split peas and is so filling you don’t need any extra protein.

Slow-cooked hearty vegetable and lentil soup

vegetable and lentil soup

When you think of slow-cooked meals, lamb shanks and beef ribs often come to mind. But there are also delicious veggie soup options.

Lentil and pea stew

lentil and poea stew

For the times dinner doesn’t need to be flashy or expensive.

Hearty spiced carrot and lentil soup

carrot and lentil soup

Red lentils provide the thick base for this pot of absolute vegie bliss. Keep it chunky or puree it smooth – it’s up to you.

Chilli con lentil stuffed capsicums

stuffed capsicum with lentils

Feast your eyes on this colourful Mexican snack. And don’t skimp on the crunchy corn chips!

Pumpkin, carrot, lentil and ginger soup

carrot and lentil soup

Take the pumpkin soup you know and love to healthy new heights with superfoods such as garlic, ginger, turmeric, yoghurt, and crunchy dry-roasted almonds.

Vegetarian cottage pie

vegetarian cottage pie

Full of good-for-you vegetables, spinach, and lentils, and topped with a creamy, cheesy potato mash, these individual pies are half comfort food, half wholesome weeknight dinner—ideal for meat-free Mondays.

Vegan ragu

vegan ragu

Once you’ve made a big batch of ragu, making an array of Italian dishes like lasagne and moussaka becomes super simple.

Vegetarian tagliatelle with lentils, tomatoes and cheese

lentil pasta

Not your average lentil dish, this sensation has plenty of goodness by the forkful.

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