Here is a wonderful source of protein for our vegan friends – lentils!
These 40 vegan lentil recipes are going to give you so many ideas to cook the humble yet nutritious legume into a variety of delicious dishes.
You will be fascinated by the extensive culinary history of lentils.
Dating back to 10,000 BC, from ancient Egyptians to Greeks and Romans, this ingredient has been a staple since generations.
And why wouldn’t it be?
Lentils are not only versatile when it comes to cooking, these are also packed with nutrients.
So, have a look at this collection of vegan lentil recipes and add more nutrition to your meals.
Let’s get started!
Cooking curry has never been easier!
This quick vegan lentil curry is creamy and flavored with delicious seasonings to bring out a wonderful Southeast Asian flavor.
This recipe prepares enough for 6 people. You may store the leftover in fridge for the next day and simply reheat.
This delicious stew is made with black lentils that are a rich source of iron.
Cooked with veggies like potatoes, carrots, zucchini and more, it is a rich vegan dish that’s loaded with health benefits.
And it’s not just about health…
This stew is a lip-smacking meal with a spicy kick and a zesty touch.
This Jamaican Lentil Curry is the vegan counterpart of traditionally made meat curries in the area.
It is deliciously creamy and the secret is…
Rich coconut milk!
Plus, accompanying the lentils are carrots, potatoes and spinach – a really hearty and rich vegan meal.
Enjoy it with rice for a satisfying lunch or dinner.
Lentil Dahl is an Indian dish that is creamy, spicy and makes a wholesome meal.
Since it is an Indian recipe, you get to savor the flavors of lip-smacking spices like chilies, cumin, turmeric, coriander and more.
And here is what makes the dish more wonderful…
You can cook it within 25 minutes and need just a single pot for the process.
Looking for a quick vegan meal that has the Indian touch?
This red lentil dahl with coconut milk is your answer.
It’s an intensely flavorful lentil curry that brings the creaminess of coconut milk infused with the flavors of vegetable broth.
Savor these lentils the most traditional way with flatbread of boiled rice.
This has to be the simplest recipe for a vegan curry.
Made with red lentils, it is combined with coconut milk and spinach for a rich and satisfying texture.
Plus, it’s a very nutritious curry with wholesome ingredients.
No wonder it can easily turn into your go-to meal!
Do you have 20 minutes to spare?
That’s all you need to prepare this scrumptious Vegan Red Lentil Dahl!
But being a quick dish doesn’t mean it’s not exciting. Quite the contrary, in fact!
This is because the recipe uses a blend of some gorgeous spices that add taste and aroma to this lentil curry.
Daal Chawal – black lentils served with boiled rice – is a humble dish in the subcontinent. It is the simplest and most basic lentil soup.
But you wouldn’t believe this…
This ordinary-looking meal is a heart favorite in the region!
The locals usually spice it up with some pickles or – if you are a Punjabi – some hot and crispy fritters!
Vegan Dal Makhni is an exciting version of lentils made with some buttery goodness.
But, don’t worry…
This vegan recipe features an awesome substitute for the conventional butter – coconut cream.
So, you make a delicious rich lentil curry that is mouthwatering and carries lots of nutrients as well.
Indulge in this vegan Black Lentil Bolognese that can soon turn into your favorite vegan dish!
Packed with hearty black lentils, rich tomato sauce, aromatic herbs and other wonderful ingredients, this dish delivers a savory and satisfying taste.
The lentils provide a meaty texture, creating a delightful plant-based twist on this comforting Italian dish.
It’s time to enjoy some refreshing Mediterranean flavors in a hearty and nourishing salad.
Black lentils, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, olives, bell peppers, onions and fresh herbs, all drenched in a tangy Greek salad dressing – scrumptious indeed!
And guess what?
At first glance, the glossy black lentils appear like some fancy caviar!
These red lentil fritters are a crispy delight – a fantastic way to enjoy lentils in a whole new form!
You’ll be rushing to your kitchen to make these when you read this.
These wonderful, crunchy patties offer a long list of health benefits which include weight loss, improving digestion, supporting heart health and much more!
Here is a vegan lentil dish that is as easy as pie!
Sassy lentils, vibrant peppers and some cheeky olives combine with glistening Beluga lentil to create this beautiful salad.
You may add any veggies you like for some extra crunch and nutrition.
Whip it up any time for a healthy dose of fun!
Is it a soup or curry?
Well, this one-pot curry black lentil soup let’s have the best of both worlds – a creamy curry and a cozy soup!
And guess what?
This is a completely oil-free dish!
Whip it up in 30 minutes and enjoy the hassle-free cooking.
This special stew is no ordinary dish!
It features shiny black Beluga lentils along with meaty mushrooms and crunchy carrots. The entire thing is infused with delectable Asian flavors.
And here is a suggestion…
If you want to make it heartier, you may keep on adding your favorite veggie chunks!
Hearing about a dish called Red Lentil Chili is rare!
But this meatless version of the classic dish is divine! It’s simple yet smoky and flavorful.
The best thing is…
It’s not overwhelmingly spicy, but still carries a delectable smoky flavor that every chili based dish should be allowed.
Here is a unique way to have at over breakfast!
This vibrant green smoothie features lentils in a delicious way by combining the pulses with green apples and flavoring the drink with cinnamon and ginger.
It’s a rare combination but a delectable one!
So, take your does of proteins with this lovely vegan smoothie.
This is going to be the best lentil soup you’ve ever made.
Easy to cook, spiced up and nutritious! It is a heartwarming dish to share at family mealtimes.
And do you know?
When all the spices and ingredients have time to fuse together, this soup tastes even better the next day!
Introducing vegan lentil crackers – a crispy and addictive snack for guilt-free munching!
Made with wholesome lentils, they offer a delightful combination of crunch and earthy flavors.
Enjoy them on their own, pair them with your favorite dip, or crumble them over soups and salads for an extra kick of protein and flavor.
Lentils are not just for soups and curries!
You can use the protein-rich ingredient to make some crispy and crumbly cookies that are dairy-free and gluten-free.
Delicious and loaded with healthy ingredients, these cookies are perfect for healthy snacking.
So, get busy with some packing and fill a jar with this healthy treat for your family.
This one-pot everyday lentil soup is a comforting and nourishing delight.
Loaded with an array of colorful vegetables, tender lentils and flavorings, this soup combines simplicity with deliciousness.
With just one pot and a few ingredients, you can whip up a hearty and satisfying vegan meal that’s perfect no matter what day of the week it is.
You are about to lose yourself in the creamy goodness of Lentil Mushroom Stew over Mashed Potatoes.
This dish has a unique and eye-catching presentation. Just one glance at your serving plate and you instantly know you are going to experience something heavenly!
All you need is 10 ingredients and 40 minutes of your time to prepare this masterpiece.
Here is a breakfast hash recipe that you can also enjoy at dinner.
Cooked in a skillet, the process is easy and quick! It can be a savior for you on extremely busy days.
With a short list of ingredients, you can put this wholesome meal on the dinner table any day of the week.
Lentils and potatoes are a very satisfying and comforting combination.
The best part is…
Every ingredient in the dish brings something healthy for you – protein and fiber-rich lentils, potatoes loaded with potassium and turmeric with its anti-inflammatory benefits!
This lentil and potato soup should be on your menu at least once every week.
Ah samosas – an Indian crispy, tea-time snack that is irresistible!
Here is unique version of the savory treat with lentils and wholemeal wraps. This recipe is perfect for vegans as these are meatless and dairy-free.
Ready in just 15 minutes, you will have a healthy and nutritious snack to offer to your family or guests.
The Ultimate Vegetable Lentil Loaf makes an excellent savory meal that is full of vegetable chunks and brown lentils.
It is soft, tender and oh-so-satisfying. Plus it’s so delicious and rich that you don’t need an accompaniments.
You can make this appealing loaf ahead and enjoy it over breakfast or pack it up for lunch.
This is a stunning appetizer filled with a wholesome mixture of quinoa and lentils with a delicious Italian flavor.
Vibrant and innovative, this eye-catching dish is so filling that it can be the main course item at dinner time.
This gorgeous dish is really easy on your pocket.
When in doubt, whip up a quick vegan salad!
All you need is lentils, avocados, red and yellow, tomatoes and cucumbers. That’s it!
This is a very nutritious salad that can satisfy your hunger pangs at any time of the day.
You may customize and add a vegan dressing or load it up with more veggies!
It’s time to fiesta with delicious lentil tacos – meatless but still high in protein.
These flavor-packed wonders combine hearty lentils, zesty spices and fresh vegetables.
With a satisfying texture and a burst of savory goodness, these tacos unleash an exciting plant-based diet.
So, let the lentil fiesta begin!
These little bites of plant-based perfection are packed with protein-rich lentils, flavorful herbs and aromatic spices.
They offer a satisfying texture and a savory taste that rivals traditional meatballs. Plus, the marinara sauce adds a delicious juiciness to the dish.
You may enjoy them with pasta, in a sub or as a satisfying dinner with some bread.
Get ready for an unparalleled burger experience with a juicy vegan patty.
You won’t believe it…
This patty is made using just four ingredients – lentils, raisins, bread crumbs and crushed walnuts!
This Middle Eastern lentil soup is a blend of aromatic spices, tender lentils and a creamy broth. It’s a bowl of pure exotic flavors!
It’s a divine twist on a classic dish with a classic Middle Eastern touch.
And guess what?
You can make this delightful soup in a single bowl and enjoy the cozy vegan and gluten-free dish.
Prepare to be whisked away to the enchanting flavors of Lebanon with this vegan Mujadara – a very simple yet flavorful combination of black lentils, rice and caramelized onions.
Can you believe it?
This Lebanese delight needs only 3 ingredients before you can dive into the satisfying goodness!
Here is a fun way to enjoy lentils.
Tender lentils are flavored with some aromatic spices and smoked paprika – a delicious filling for some soft buns.
You make use store-bought dough or make it from scratch for the buns. Either way, you are going to get a lovely tea-time snack.
A Lentil Goulash sounds like a fancy gourmet dish that takes hours to cook to perfection.
The truth, however, is that this fun American version needs just a few ingredients and is ready in half an hour!
It is a delicious combination of lentils with macronies in a juicy tomato sauce.
Time to switch the same old sweet breakfast pancakes with this savory twist.
The recipe hails from India and is flavored with delicious spices. Every mouthful is an utterly flavorful experience.
These are thin, light and wholesome – the perfect option for your breakfast or any other meal of the day.
These have to be the best meatless burritos you’ve ever had!
Lentil and black beans – both full of protein – are the star ingredients of these burrito rolls. These bring a satisfying and game-changing texture.
And not to forget…
Creamy vegan cheese sauce enhances the deliciousness factor.
If you don’t like your lentils unaccompanied, get them mixed with some spinach.
The creamy and smooth goodness comes from the coconut milk that makes the curry more delightful.
It is one of those simple meals that give you a satisfying pleasure. Plus it’s a quick vegan fix for your meatless menu.
Here is a 20-minutes surprise for your mealtimes.
Prepare a thick curry with pulses and curry powder to bring out some lip-smacking flavors in an otherwise bland dish.
This quick, weekday vegan fix is a perfect meal to be served with some hot flatbread or some rice.
Say hello to your new game night appetizer – vegan lentil sausage rolls.
These babies are eye-catching and tempting with lentil sausages wrapped in a crispy crust.
And you know what makes the perfect dip for these rolls?
Creamy and rich marinara sauce!
Dip generously before popping in your mouth!
Thanks for taking the time to explore our collection of vegan lentil recipes!
We hope we have provided you some inspiration to add the nutritious pulses to your menu.
From easy soups to exciting curries and more, you are sure to have fun with the versatile ingredient.
So, next time you’re looking for a vegan meal that is nutritious and easy on your wallet, you know where to find these vegan lentil recipes!
We can’t wait to see how you transform these ideas into wonderful dishes. Do share your experience with us.