Carrot and lentil soup topped with cumin seeds, yogurt and coriander

Red lentil recipes

32 Recipes

Red lentils are easy to cook and packed with protein, iron, fibre and B vitamins. Use these pulses to thicken hearty soups, dhals and spicy curries.

1,060 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A delicious, spicy blend packed full of iron and low in fat to boot. It's ready in under half an hour, or can be made in a slow cooker

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
140 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A hearty budget meal of spiced red lentils with butternut and tomatoes. Add coriander, cumin, turmeric and a dollop of mango chutney

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
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83 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Spiced red lentil dhal is topped with creamy sweet potato mash in these individual vegetarian pies - a cheap weeknight dinner option

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
747 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Come home to a warming bowlful of this filling, low-fat soup

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
95 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Sweet smoked paprika and cumin flavour this rustic blend topped with spicy Spanish sausage

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
234 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Struggle to get your five-a-day? This superhealthy ragu will get you four steps closer and can be frozen for extra convenience

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
34 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This easy vegetarian dip is a healthy alternative to hummus and great with crudités in a lunchbox or served as a vegan pate as part of a snack selection.

40 mins
Easy
Vegan
43 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Simple soups like this make great lunches - and are wallet-friendly too!

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
254 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A storecupboard spice pot with red and green lentils, chickpeas and coriander. Serve with yogurt and naan bread

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
284 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Satisfying and simple to make, homemade soup is a great supper or take-to-work lunch.

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
28 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Curries don't have to be bad. With a high zinc content, iron and calcium, plus cholesterol-lowering fibre, this lentil curry makes for a healthy meal

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
33 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Swap mashed potato for vibrant sweet potato and bulk out your lean lamb or beef mince with red lentils for a slimmer take on this comforting classic

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
39 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This light vegetarian soup is enriched with creamy coconut milk and packed with nutritious ingredients like ginger, spinach and limes

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
96 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Our fast, cheap and healthy vegetarian lentil curry, is comforting and full of flavour. It's also low in fat and freezable for speedy midweek meals.

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
29 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Spice up supper with this superhealthy recipe that's high in fibre, packed with iron and counts as 4 of your 5-a-day - it's cheap too!

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
32 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Warm up a winter evening with this spicy and flavoursome curried soup

45 mins
Easy
160 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A superhealthy, vegan curry that accounts for 2 of your 5-a-day and is low in calories to boot!

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
100 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Blend your storecupboard pulses with cumin, turmeric and garlic to create this robust soup with crispy pancetta topping

35 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Babies tend to love the taste of sweet potato, here we’ve combined it with lentils which are a rich source of protein, iron and fibre. You can also add a dollop of yogurt for an extra protein boost

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
23 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This spicy soup combines red lentils, apples and parsnip for a smooth, warming soup - a low fat meal that you can make ahead and freeze

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
19 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Cheap and cheerful red lentils are jazzed up with coconut milk and plenty of spices in this quick and warming soup recipe

25 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Give your lentils some kick with this spicy recipe, which costs well under a pound per serving

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
59 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Whip up a superhealthy vegetable spag bol for an easy meal

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
40 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This veggie Bolognese-style sauce is great served with pasta and crams in three of your five-a-day

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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