The cooler weather brings cravings for comfort food, and nothing fills the bill better than lentils. These tiny powerhouses are filling, nutritious, low in fat, and inexpensive. They also cook in a fraction of the time of other members of the legume family, making them an all around pantry champion. Here are 12 comforting lentil recipes you'll love.
12 Comforting Lentil Recipes
Here are a dozen lentil recipes to keep you warm this autumn.
This Ginger-Curry Lentil Dip from Healthy.HappyLife. makes a great alternative to hummus and will definitely wake up your taste buds.
If you'd like a warm bowl of comfort, look no further than the bacony Bavarian Lentil Soup from Wanderlust Kitchen.
The sweetness of apples and creaminess of coconut milk make this Vegan Red Apple Soup from Avocado Pesto another winner.
Flavorful vegetables turn this hearty Grilled Eggplant Salad with Lentils and Tomatoes from Andrea's Recipes into a complete meal.
Quinoa, Lentil, Carrot, and Fennel Salad is a sophisticated dish from The Whine which tastes even better the next day.
Lentil Stuffed Tomatoes from Baked In are bursting with Italian flavors.
Lentil Sloppy Joes from Delish Knowledge are simple and savory.
Fat-Free Lentil Tacos from Holy Cow Vegan are another quick and popular weeknight meal.
Lovely Lentils with Spinach and Tomatoes from Aviva Goldfarb of PBS Kitchen Explorers has a great combination of flavors which has earned it a secure place in my own meal rotation. It's excellent over rice.
Super Sleepy Sweet Potatoes are a deliciously deconstructed shepherd's pie with a lentil filling from Chocolate Covered Katie.
Zucchini Spaghetti with Lentil Marinara has a quick and classic sauce that goes equally well with pasta or spiralized squash.
Slow Cooker Red Curry Lentils from Meaningful Eats require almost no effort to make, but will still reward you with amazing fragrances all day and a classic curry dish in the evening.
As the days get cooler, don't forget about this humble pantry staple. Let lentil dishes fill your tummy and warm your spirits!
Do you have some favorite lentil recipes? Link your lentil recipes in the comments below.