These 7 Healthy Lentil Recipes are perfect for vegans, vegetarians, and anyone looking to add a little plant-based deliciousness to their plate!
We’re LOVING lentils this time of year!
They’re crazy easy to make from scratch (dried lentils cook up so fast there’s no need for a can!) and instantly make any dish you add them to healthier. Lentils are an excellent source of folate and fiber, and also a great plant-based source of iron and protein for a vegan or vegetarian diet.
They’re a delicious swap for meat in comfort food dishes like chilis, soups, and stews, and make the most baller tacos pretty much ever!
I could go on and on confessing my love to lentils but let’s dive right into the recipes, shall we?
7 Healthy Lentil Recipes for Vegans and Vegetarians
This delicious lentil and potato side dish doubles as a vegan/vegetarian main course. Simply break out your slow cooker and let dinner make itself!
2. Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup (Instant-Pot + Slow Cooker)
This Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup is my all-time FAVORITE! It can be made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker, slow cooker, or on the stove, for an easy and crazy tasty soup everyone will love. With over 90 five-star reviews, I’d say this one is for sure a must-try!
These gluten-free Vegetarian Lentil Tacos are perfect for vegans, vegetarians, or anyone looking to cut back on meat. Meatless Monday and Taco Tuesday just got even better with these tasty plant based tacos!
This tasty Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper Soup has both stove top and slow cooker instructions! Full of flavor and loaded with vegetables, this chunky red lentil, veggie, and rice soup is vegan + gluten-free.
5. Vegan Lentil Chili Instant Pot + Slow Cooker
This deliciously easy vegan red 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. Load it up with all your favorite chili toppings and get ready for a comfort food faceplant of epic proportions!
This vegetarian Healthy Lentil Soup channels the flavor of my favorite crock-pot lentil dish in a delicious vegan soup. Feel free to use brown lentils, green lentils, or even red lentils!
Chipotle Lentil Tacos turn this tasty vegetarian swap into an instant taco party! They’re packed with protein, have literally half the fat of their meaty counterparts, and are totally delicious! Let’s get our taco on!
OMG ALSO! Have y’all tried lentil pasta yet? I make a crazy delicious vegetarian one-pot enchilada pasta dish using lentil chickpea pasta that completely rocks my world!
Looking for a few more healthy lentil recipes? Check out these rockstar lentil dishes from my friends:
we love lentils!
- Lentil Sloppy Joes from HelloVeggie
- Instant Pot Lentil Shepherd’s Pie from Instant Pot Eats
- Chipotle Lentil Fajita Bowls from my foodie friend Jane of Janery
If you get a chance to try any of these healthy lentil recipes, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!