A hearty, satisfying lentil soup is the perfect cold weather meal. The Instant Pot makes it possible to prepare this nutritious, vegetarian soup in under 45 minutes and keep it warm for hours – perfect for hectic weeknights!
Get to know lentils, a versatile source of plant-based protein and other important nutrients eaten by people all over the world.
Turn to quick-cooking lentils for a super-flavorful vegetarian taco filling that has plenty of protein and even mimics the texture of ground beef!
Mujadara (Lentils and Rice with Caramelized Onions)
Mujadara is a delicious dish with lentils and rice that can be enjoyed as an entrée or side dish. Take the time to caramelize the onions – you won’t regret it!
Vegan Bolognese (Made With Lentils!)
Vegan Bolognese with lentils makes for a hearty and comforting meal for Meatless Mondays or any other day!
Red Lentil Soup
This delicious Red Lentil Soup is primarily made of pantry basics and can be made vegetarian or vegan!
Red Lentil Dal
Learn to make a quick-cooking red lentil dal, or stew, with authentic South Asian flavors. This hearty vegetarian dish is inexpensive, nutritious, customizable and cooks in under 30 minutes.
Welcome to Lentils!
Get to know the wide variety of dishes you can make with lentils!
about the contributor:Emily Paster
A lawyer turned food writer, Emily Paster brings passion, a sharp intellect and attention to detail to her globally-inspired, Jewish cuisine. She is the author of four cookbooks, including the best-selling Epic Air Fryer Cookbook. Her latest book is Instantly Mediterranean: Vibrant Satisfying Recipes for Your Instant Pot, Electric Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer. Emily lives outside Chicago with her husband and two ravenous teenagers. Find more of Emily’s recipes on her blog West of the Loop.
Instant Pot Lentils
Learn all about cooking Instant Pot Lentils – types, timing, and tips!
How To Cook Lentils
Learn how to cook lentils, a nutritious and healthy member of the legume family. These protein-packed pulses cook quickly with no soaking or advance planning required!
8 Lentil Recipes
Catch up on all the delicious recipes from our Lentils series!
This French-inspired lentil salad is a versatile meatless side dish or light lunch, with plenty of plant-based protein from the lentils and walnuts to keep you satisfied for hours. Best served at room temperature, this salad is also ideal for a potluck or backyard cookout.