Looking for veggie lentil recipes? Want to make the best lentil burger or lentil ragu? Lentils are rich in protein and iron, so are a vegetarian's saviour. Check out our recipes below and then take a look at our lentil recipes, quinoa recipes, borlotti bean recipes and more of our easy vegetarian recipes.


Vegetarian lentil recipes

Baked feta with lentils, chilli and herbs

Try this super simple creamy feta recipe with sweet red onion and punchy chilli. This easy meal is low in calories and veggie friendly. Packed with fresh herbs and ready in 30 minutes, it'll perk up your midweek blues.

Lentil Salad Recipe with Feta and crunchy bread. Served on a white plate with a blue napkin on a grey table.

Sweet potato and lentil curry

A vibrant, low-calorie and vegan dinner idea, made with red split lentils, as well as sweet potatoes, coconut milk and plenty of spices. Plenty more vegetarian curry recipes over here.

Sweet potato lentil curry

Vegan red lentil dahl soup with broccoli tarka

Try our meat-free red lentil curry. This easy recipe is low in calories and gluten-free, perfect winter comfort food with an exciting new twist on the classic boiled egg.

Vegan Red Lentil Dahl Recipe with Broccoli Tarka

Vegetarian green lentil stew

A delicious one-pot dish that is even better after 24 hours – this vegetarian stew, packed with green lentils, would be wonderful served with a spoonful of pesto.

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Vegetarian lentil shepherd's pie

This vegetarian recipe for spiced lentil shepherd's pie is a great vegan version of a classic. It's ready in an hour and makes enough to feed the whole family.

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie Recipe With Spiced Lentils

Spiced squash, spinach and lentil soup

A wholesome, nutritious veggie soup packed with squash, puy lentils, bulgar wheat and plenty of cumin for kick. We have lots more vegetarian soup recipes if that's what you're after.

Spiced squash and lentil soup

Lentil, mozzarella and spring onion quesadillas

Protein- and iron-rich lentils are a vegetarian’s saviour. The tinned brown type smoosh together nicely in this colourful meat-free quesadillas recipe.


Vegetarian lentil burgers

Check out this quick and easy lentil burger recipe. Ready in just 30 minutes, these punchy veggie patties make a super simple summer recipe for four. Packing lots of flavour and protein, these burgers will please meat-eaters and veggies alike. Here are more of our best vegetarian burger recipes.

Vegan Lentil Burgers Recipe

Aubergine dhansak

Cook aubergine pieces with fragrant spices and red lentils for a hearty yet healthy veggie curry. This lightly spiced dish will leave you feeling warm and satisfied for less than 300 calories.

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Spiced lentil, puffed rice and cucumber salad

A vibrant, nourishing veggie salad with extra protein, thanks to the addition of lentils. It's made super colourful with pomegranate seeds, red onion, cucumber nuggets and coriander.

Spiced lentil, puffed rice and cucumber salad

Rice and vegetable aash with puy lentils

To say that aash is merely a soup would be underselling it – this hearty staple of Persian cuisine is always herb-based but there are many varieties: some with meat, some with barley, rice, tomato or pomegranate molasses. It’s the best comfort food on a cold day. This is Sabrina Ghayour's Western version, which is vegan and every bit as delicious.

Aash Persian Soup Recipe with Lentils

Vegan puy lentil ragù

This warming vegan bolognese-style ragù is made with lentils and is nice and and hearty. Here we've served it with sweet potato linguine – check out our pick of the best spiralisers to use.

Sweet potato linguine with puy lentil ragù

Green lentil harissa soup

Try this healthy way to use green lentils in your cooking. Nourishing and delicious, this veggie soup comes stuffed with celery, parsnips, leek, kale and chickpeas.

Two black bowls filled with green lentils and chickpeas in a broth


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