40+ Easy Vegan Lentil Recipes (High Protein!) | The Green Loot

40+ Easy Vegan Lentil Recipes (High Protein!)

If you’re looking for a delicious and high protein meal for dinner, look no further! These Vegan Lentil Recipes are easy to make and bursting with flavor!

Health Benefits of Lentils

Lentils are packed with protein, fiber, and essential minerals while being low in calories and fat. They’re also rich in folate, iron, and potassium, promoting heart health and helping aid digestion, making them nutritional powerhouse in an accessible, affordable grocery item.

 

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Vegan Lentil Recipes

For more tasty high protein vegan recipes, see our black bean, chickpea, wild rice and stuffing recipe roundups.

 

1. Easy Smoky Lentil Soup

vegan lentil recipes
Photo: The Green Loot

 

2. Lentil “Tuna” Spread

Vegan Lentil Tuna Spread
Photo: The Green Loot

 

3. Lentil Loaf

Lentil Loaf
Photo: Yummy Mummy Kitchen

 

4. Red Lentil Dahl

Red Lentil Dahl
Photo: Nora Cooks

 

5. Summer Lentil Salad

Summer Lentil Salad
Photo: A Pinch of Healthy

 

6. BBQ Lentil Sloppy Joes

BBQ Lentil Sloppy Joes
Photo: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures

 

7. Spicy Lentil Quinoa Wraps

Spicy Lentil Quinoa Wraps
Photo: Simple Veganista

 

8. Lentil Patties

Lentil Patties
Photo: Broke Bank vegan

 

9. Asian Lentil Lettuce Wraps

Asian Lentil Lettuce Wraps
Photo: Cooking Classy

 

10. Lentil Potato “Sausage” Stew

Lentil Potato "Sausage" Stew
Photo: Delish Knowledge

 

11. Lentil Bolognese

Lentil Bolognese
Photo: The Almond Eater

 

12. Turkish Lentil “Meatballs”

Turkish Lentil "Meatballs"
Photo: Unicorns In The Kitchen

 

13. Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup
Photo: Detoxinista

 

14. Spiced Lentil Burgers

Spiced Lentil Burgers
Photo: Dishing Out Health

 

15. Lentil Stew with Quinoa and Mushrooms

Lentil Stew with Quinoa and Mushrooms
Photo: The Modern Proper

 

16. Lentil Chili

Lentil Chili
Photo: Cookin Canuck

 

17. Lemony Mushroom Lentil Salad

Lemony Mushroom Lentil Salad
Photo: Delicious Everyday

 

18. Lentil Taco Meat

Lentil Taco Meat
Photo: Delish Knowledge

 

19. Moroccan Carrot Lentil Salad

Moroccan Carrot Lentil Salad
Photo: Upbeet Kitchen

 

20. Lentil “Meatballs”

Lentil "Meatballs"
Photo: The Almond Eater

 

21. Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie
Photo: Plantifully Based

 

22. Lentil Burgers with Avocado Sauce

Lentil Burgers with Avocado Sauce
Photo: Vegan Blueberry

 

23. Lentil Tortilla Soup

Lentil Tortilla Soup
Photo: Eat with Clarity

 

24. Lentil Hamburger Helper

Lentil Hamburger Helper
Photo: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures

 

25. Lentil Mou

ssaka

Lentil Moussaka
Photo: Golubka Kitchen

 

26. Mujadara

Mujadara
Photo: Contentedness Cooking

 

27. Lasagna

Lasagna
Photo: Nora Cooks

 

28. Lentil Bread

Lentil Bread
Photo: Ela Vegan

 

29. Balsamic Lentil Ragu with Polenta

Balsamic Lentil Ragu with Polenta
Photo: Wandering Chickpea

 

30. Red Lentil Potato Fritters

Red Lentil Potato Fritters
Photo: Vegan Heaven

 

31. Lentil Salad Wraps

Lentil Salad Wraps
Photo: Cooking for Peanuts

 

32. BBQ Lentil Balls

BBQ Lentil Balls
Photo: Vegan with Curves

 

33. Crunchy Lentil Salad

Crunchy Lentil Salad
Photo: A Simple Palate

 

34. Creamy BBQ Chickpeas and Lentils

Creamy BBQ Chickpeas and Lentils
Photo: The Vegan 8

 

35. Lentil and Black Bean Chili

Lentil and Black Bean Chili
Photo: Midwest Foodie

 

36. Spicy Lentil Wrap (Trader Joe’s Copycat)

Spicy Lentil Wrap (Trader Joe's Copycat)
Photo: Fueled for Adventure

 

37. Spiced Lentil Stew

Spiced Lentil Stew
Photo: Plant Based RD

 

38. Thai Coconut Red Lentil Soup

Thai Coconut Red Lentil Soup
Photo: Family Style Food

 

39. Lentil Sundried Tomato Hummus Wrap

Lentil Sundried Tomato Hummus Wrap
Photo: Simple Veganista

 

40. Garlicky Red Lentil Stew with Cauliflower

Garlicky Red Lentil Stew with Cauliflower
Photo: Plant Based RD

 

41. Lentil Tortillas

Lentil Tortillas
Photo: Ela Vegan

 

What are your favorite vegan lentil recipes?

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vegan lentil recipes

40+ Easy Vegan Lentil Recipes (High Protein!)

If you're looking for a delicious and high protein meal for dinner, look no further! These Vegan Lentil Recipes are easy to make and bursting with flavor!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cooling time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 300kcal

Ingredients

Vegan Lentil Tuna Spread Recipe

Lentil "Tuna"

  • 2 cup lentils (cooked)
  • 1 head yellow onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 clove garlic (small)
  • 4 tsp mustard
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper ground

Sandwich

  • 4 slices whole wheat bread toasted
  • 1/3 medium cucumber sliced
  • 1 cup spinach

Instructions

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a medium pan, then add the onion and caramelize. Add the lentils, salt and pepper.
  • Stir the mixture on medium heat for 5 minutes or less. When you're done, add the mustard and garlic at the end.
  • When you're done, let the mixture cool 5 minutes, then put it in a food processor and blend for 30 seconds or until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Place your spread in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Serve on baguette slices or in a sandwich with a few slices of fresh cucumber.
  • Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal
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Vegan Lentil Recipes FAQ

Why do vegans eat lentils?

Vegans (and many other people!) eat lentils because they are a delicious, affordable, and versatile source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Lentils can be enjoyed in curry, soup, stew, rice dishes, and as a meat alternative in recipes like lentil loaf, lentil burgers, and lentil meatballs.

What to eat with lentils?

Lentils pair well with rice, bread, or any type of grain. Lentil dishes are common in Indian cuisine in recipes like dal, which is served with rice or flatbread, either naan or roti. Enjoy lentil soup with pita bread, or serve lentil dishes with your favorite grain.

What is the best type of lentil for substituting meat?

The best type of lentil for substituting meat is brown lentils because they retain the most texture when cooked, unlike red lentils which are best for smooth curries. Brown lentils are excellent for recipes like vegan taco meat, lentil loaf, or lentil patties.

How long do you need to soak lentils before cooking?

Lentils don’t need to be soaked prior to cooking—they will cook in about 15 minutes simmered on the stove. However, soaking your lentils for 2-3 hours prior to cooking can help ease digestion if you have a sensitive digestive system.

 

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