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    37 reviews

    This simple soup is flavoured with warm spices, then blended to a velvety smooth texture. Serve it as a fast and sustaining lunch with warm garlic and coriander naan bread.

    Recipe by: Maggie Pannell

    933 reviews

    This is a rich and hearty vegetarian lentil curry, great as a main rather than as a side. Don't be discouraged by the ingredients list; this dish is easy dish to make, and great served with basmati rice.

    Recipe by: Emma Maher

    25 reviews

    Everyone I've made this for loves it. Hearty winter soup made with fresh veg, lentils and ham shank (ham hock). The secret is using the water the ham was cooked in as stock for the soup. You can't go wrong with this soup but as with everything you will find you can easily adjust the ingredients to your own taste the more times you make it. If you're making this for a group of people it can easily be made the day before and tastes even better the following day.

    Recipe by: lee.theman

    24 reviews

    A deliciously hearty, vegetarian-friendly pureed soup. Lentils are simmered with carrots in a lightly spiced stock. It's the perfect winter warmer.

    Recipe by: chimpchef

    234 reviews

    A hearty slow cooker meal that is simple to make and satisfying to eat, especially on a cold day! Add additional veggies if you like, such as peppers, peas or leeks. Top each bowl with some grated Parmesan and serve with warm, crusty bread, if desired.

    Recipe by: SORSHA24

    17 reviews

    Yummy comfort food at its best, also a cunning way to get kids to eat lentils. Crispy potato topping covering a tasty blend of red lentils with carrot, onion and celery in wine and stock.

    Recipe by: moo lou

    260 reviews

    This unique puréed soup is made with red lentils, dried apricots and tomatoes cooked in chicken stock with cumin and thyme. The addition of fresh lemon juice prior to serving intensifies the gorgeous flavours.

    Recipe by: Karena

    412 reviews

    This delightfully spicy, hearty soup is thick, delicious and nutritious, especially in winter! Makes a perfect vegan meal.

    Recipe by: Grace and Mae

    11 reviews

    A moist, flavoursome curry which can be tweaked to suit personal tastes regarding spice and heat. This lentil curry calls for green peppers, but you can experiment with other types of vegetables - adding cauliflower, red pepper, okra, etc., as desired!

    Recipe by: missjazzcullen

    10 reviews

    Layer potatoes, lentils and onions in a baking dish, season, pour over stock, put in the oven and walk away. It is that easy! A wonderfully warming vegan meal.

    Recipe by: P. Hoyle

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