Back-To-Basics: Our Top Beginner Lentil Recipes

Whether you are newer to scratch cooking, a lentil newbie, or just have more time on your hands lately to explore new recipes for yourself and your family, we have pulled together our list of back-to-basics lentil recipes. Think simple, easy, a short list of common ingredients, and basic techniques all resulting in delicious, healthful, and plant-forward dishes you will quickly add to your list of go-to’s.


Greek Lentil Salad

Barley & Lentil Salad with Kale, Apples, Almonds & Feta

Balsamic Lentil Caprese Salad

Lentil BBQ Corn Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Broccoli Lentil Salad with Turmeric Yogurt Dressing

Mediterranean Hummus Power Bowl

Main Dishes:

Easy Lentil Cassoulet

Hoisin Turkey & Lentil Lettuce Wraps

Coconut Thai Curry Lentils with Quinoa

Blended Beef & Lentil Burger

Moroccan Braised Chicken with Lentils, Paprika & Tomato

Green Lentils with Bacon & Tarragon by Chef Michael Smith

Lentil Cheese Quesadillas

Lentil Chili

Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Red Lentil, White Bean & Beef Sloppy Joes

Three-Bean Baked Beans

Umbrian Lentils & Sausage by Chef Michael Smith

Pulse Tacos

Beef & Lentil Bolognese Sauce

Lentil Vegetable Stew in Peanut Sauce

Broccoli, Lentil & Shrimp Sheet Pan Dinner


Curried Coconut Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

Mexican Lentil Chicken Soup

Midsummer Minestrone

Smoky Red Lentil Soup

Tuscan Greens & Lentil Soup

Appetizers, Sides & Snacks:

Smokey Chipotle Lentil Hummus

Coconut Scented Barley & Lentils with Lime

Coconut Banana Lentil Energy Bites

Indian Spiced Lentils

Roast Sweet Potato Lentil Dip

Lemony Lentils

Italian Style Lentils