Cheers to the weekend, cheers to *almost* the spring, and cheers to lentils! I’m so excited to share these healthy lentil recipes with you guys. Get ready for new Meatless Monday inspiration, plus some protein-packed meals to make for your weekday meal prep.

Haven’t cooked with lentils before? Welcome, you’ve come to the right place. I absolutely love adding lentils to traditionally meat-heavy meals like chilis, stews, and even tacos, because they pack tons of plant-based protein and fiber. These little babies are guaranteed to fill you up.

Start with my mom’s famous vegetarian lentil “meatloaf” – it’s freaking delicious.

If you liked my 18 protein-packed chickpea recipes, you’re going to love these ones. Lentils are great at adopting flavors and they’re inexpensive (aka stock up on them for these go-to meals). Let’s get to it! Put these vegetarian recipes on your Meatless Monday menu, and get ready to wow your meat-eating friends and family.

Enjoy, xo!

Golden chicken soup with carrots in two black bowls on top of a marble board

1. Golden Coconut Chicken Lentil Soup

Lentil chili with sour cream and cilantro in a white bowl

2. Coconut Curried Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew

Five tacos with lentils, mango pieces and pomegranate seeds

3. Salsa Verde Lentil Tacos with Mango-Pomegranate Pico

A lentil meat loaf on parchment paper on top of a white marble board

4. Mom’s Ultimate Vegetarian Lentil Loaf

Butternut squash, lentils and basil in a white bowl on a wooden table

5. Butternut Squash, Chickpea & Lentil Moroccan Stew

Lentil and bean chili in a white pot with a wooden spoon

6. Lentil & Quinoa Chili (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Lentil taco soup topped with shredded cheese in a white bowl with a silver spoon

7. Slow Cooker Taco Lentil Soup

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Collage of various lentil recipes

If you make any of these recipes, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it! You can also tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram so that I can see your creations. Thank you, xo!