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Red lentil recipes

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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.

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  • Spiced carrot & lentil soup in a bowl

    Spiced carrot & lentil soup

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.1153 ratings

    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

  • Red lentil & squash dhal

    Red lentil & squash dhal

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.158 ratings

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

  • Indian sweet potato & dhal pies

    Indian sweet potato & dhal pies

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.92 ratings

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

  • Red lentil & chorizo soup

    Red lentil & chorizo soup

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.111 ratings

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

  • Lentil ragu

    Lentil ragu

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.257 ratings

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

  • Red lentil & sweet potato pâté

    Red lentil & sweet potato pâté

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.35 ratings

    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.

  • Spiced red lentil soup

    Spiced red lentil soup

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.47 ratings

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

  • Lentil & sweet potato curry with yogurt & naan breads

    Lentil & sweet potato curry

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.292 ratings

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

  • Sweet potato and lentil soup

    Sweet potato & lentil soup

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.296 ratings

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

  • Spiced rice & lentils with cauliflower

    Spiced rice & lentils with cauliflower

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.31 ratings

    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

  • Sweet potato shepherd’s pie

    Sweet potato shepherd’s pie

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.33 ratings

    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

  • Red lentil & coconut soup

    Red lentil & coconut soup

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.45 ratings

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

  • Easy peasy lentil curry

    Easy lentil curry

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.98 ratings

    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.

  • Sweet & sour lentil dhal with grilled aubergine

    Sweet & sour lentil dhal with grilled aubergine

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.31 ratings

    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!

  • Chickpea, tomato & spinach curry

    Chickpea, tomato & spinach curry

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.173 ratings

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

  • Lentil & bacon soup

    Lentil & bacon soup

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.108 ratings

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

  • Lentil & sweet potato purée

    Weaning recipe: Lentil & sweet potato purée

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 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

  • Curried lentil, parsnip & apple soup

    Curried lentil, parsnip & apple soup

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.28 ratings

    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

  • Lentil & cardamom soup

    Lentil & cardamom soup

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.21 ratings

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

  • Finbar's veggie spag bol

    Finbar's veggie spag bol

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.62 ratings

    Whip up a superhealthy vegetable spag bol for an easy meal

  • Tagliatelle with vegetable ragu

    Tagliatelle with vegetable ragu

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.44 ratings

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

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