Spring Lentil Salad

My classic lentil salad is one of my favorite salads. I make it all of the time. Have you tried it? I sure hope so, it always hits the spot. I also have a sweet potato lentil salad that is super satisfying and delicious. I love using lentils in salads …

My classic lentil salad is one of my favorite salads. I make it all of the time. Have you tried it? I sure hope so, it always hits the spot. I also have a sweet potato lentil salad that is super satisfying and delicious. I love using lentils in salads because they are hearty, a…

Greek Lentil Soup

If you’re craving a cozy, homey bowl of deliciousness, then this Greek Lentil Soup is for you. Our soup combines healthy, nutrient-packed ingredients like lentils, carrots, celery, and seasonings into a hearty and satisfying meal. Greek Lentil Soup is …

If you're craving a cozy, homey bowl of deliciousness, then this Greek Lentil Soup is for you. Our soup combines healthy, nutrient-packed ingredients like lentils, carrots, celery, and seasonings into a hearty and satisfying meal. Greek Lentil Soup is a popular Greek dish for the cold months. Traditionally it's made with brown lentils—with family secrets...

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Easy Vegan Picadillo (Cuban-Inspired)

When we first tried Cuban picadillo, we were enamored by the complex combination of savory, sweet, and salty flavors and knew we wanted to recreate a plant-based version. After a few tests and tweaks we landed on this inspired, fiber-rich twist and we’…

Easy Vegan Picadillo (Cuban-Inspired)

When we first tried Cuban picadillo, we were enamored by the complex combination of savory, sweet, and salty flavors and knew we wanted to recreate a plant-based version. After a few tests and tweaks we landed on this inspired, fiber-rich twist and we’re so excited to share it with you!

It’s perfectly balanced, quick and easy (1 pot and 30 minutes), and naturally gluten-free.

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One-Pot Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

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One-Pot Sweet Potato Lentil Stew is packed to the brim with healthy ingredients. It is ready to enjoy in just one hour and makes an easy clean-up! (We love our one-pot meals!) This bright orange vegan soup will…

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One-Pot Sweet Potato Lentil Stew is packed to the brim with healthy ingredients. It is ready to enjoy in just one hour and makes an easy clean-up! (We love our one-pot meals!) This bright orange vegan soup will delight everyone at your table! This One-Pot Sweet Potato Lentil Stew is a bright, bold dish both...

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Curry Lentil Soup

Do you cook with lentils? I love them. If you haven’t tried them, don’t be intimidated. They are easy to cook, affordable, and a great source of protein, fiber, iron, and folate. My Lentil Salad and Lentil Soup are two of my all-time favori…

Do you cook with lentils? I love them. If you haven’t tried them, don’t be intimidated. They are easy to cook, affordable, and a great source of protein, fiber, iron, and folate. My Lentil Salad and Lentil Soup are two of my all-time favorite recipes. Today, I am sharing a Curry Lentil Soup recipe, that…

Crispy Red Lentil Protein Waffles (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Are you looking for a delicious and crispy waffle recipe without eggs, or dairy, but with naturally added protein? These vegan waffles are no ordinary ones, as they contain high-protein red lentils instead of protein powder. The best part is that the t…

Are you looking for a delicious and crispy waffle recipe without eggs, or dairy, but with naturally added protein? These vegan waffles are no ordinary ones, as they contain high-protein red lentils instead of protein powder. The best part is that the taste of the red lentils in these waffles is absolutely hidden. If you...

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Sweet Red Lentil Pancakes (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Are you looking for a sweet lentil pancakes recipe made with red lentils? Imagine a light and fluffy pancake without eggs and milk that contains a natural protein source and only 6 other pantry ingredients. They are essentially vegan protein pancakes w…

Are you looking for a sweet lentil pancakes recipe made with red lentils? Imagine a light and fluffy pancake without eggs and milk that contains a natural protein source and only 6 other pantry ingredients. They are essentially vegan protein pancakes without protein powder. The best part is that the taste of the red lentils...

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Instant Pot Curried Lentil Soup

Friends, today we have an easy, delicious, plant-based soup to share with you! Adapted from our fan-favorite Curried Potato & Lentil Soup, it keeps all the bold curry flavor but has a creamy twist and is made in the Instant Pot, making it even quic…

Instant Pot Curried Lentil Soup

Friends, today we have an easy, delicious, plant-based soup to share with you! Adapted from our fan-favorite Curried Potato & Lentil Soup, it keeps all the bold curry flavor but has a creamy twist and is made in the Instant Pot, making it even quicker and easier!

Rich in fiber, protein, iron (and more!), it’s a nourishing, plant-based meal to fuel you all winter and beyond!

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Spiced Lentils with Carrots

These warm, sweet, and savory spiced lentils hold up well as leftovers and make the perfect cozy vegetarian meal prep.

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If you’ve been hanging out with me for a while, then you know how much I love lentils. They’re cheap, easy to cook, and are a blank slate for flavor. This week I decided to take one of my favorite spice combos and add it to some lentils. Warm cumin, garlic, and ginger pair with the subtle sweetness of ginger, cinnamon, and carrots to create a complex flavor that is simply out of this world. Spoon these saucy spiced lentils over something starchy like polenta, rice, or mashed sweet potatoes and you’ll be in lentil heaven.

Overhead view of spiced lentils with carrots in a skillet

Spiced but not Spicy

These lentils are seasoned with a slew of warm, sweet, and savory spices, but they are not hot or spicy. I did add a ¼ tsp crushed red pepper to the mix which gives the back end just a slight kick, but I still wouldn’t consider it spicy by any means. If you do happen to be sensitive to spicy flavors, you can reduce or eliminate the crushed red pepper.

What Kind of Lentils to Use

This recipe is designed for brown or green lentils (not French green lentils, which take much longer to cook). This type of lentil cooks in about 20-30 minutes of simmering, does not require soaking, and they hold their shape when softened. I do not recommend red, orange, or yellow lentils for this recipe because they break down quickly when cooked and will leave you with something more like a mush or porridge.

How to Serve Spiced Lentils

You can serve these lentils in a bowl on their own with some crusty bread for dipping, or spoon them over just about any type of starch. I served mine over a cornmeal mush (like polenta or grits), but you could also serve them over rice, mashed white potatoes or sweet potatoes, farro, or any other grain that you might like.

Meal Prep It!

I think these spiced lentils would make a fabulous vegetarian or vegan meal prep. They’ll keep well in the fridge for four to five days and should reheat quickly in the microwave. They’ll also freeze well, so you can stock a few extra portions in your freezer!

Overhead view of spiced lentils over a bed of polenta
side view of spiced lentils on a bed of polenta

Spiced Lentils with Carrots

These warm, sweet, and savory spiced lentils hold up well as leftovers and make the perfect cozy vegetarian meal prep.
Total Cost $3.91 recipe / $0.98 serving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 about 1.25 cups each
Calories 314kcal
Author Beth – Budget Bytes

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow onion $0.32
  • 4 cloves garlic $0.32
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger $0.10
  • 4 carrots (about 2 cups chopped) $0.56
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil $0.32
  • 1 tsp ground cumin $0.10
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon $0.05
  • 1/2 tsp allspice $0.05
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper $0.02
  • 1 cup brown lentils $0.67
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste $0.15
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots or raisins* $0.75
  • 3 cups vegetable broth $0.40
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley (optional) $0.10

Instructions

  • Dice the onion, mince the garlic, grate the ginger, and peel and dice the carrots.
  • Add the onion, garlic, ginger, and olive oil to a deep skillet. Sauté over medium heat until the onions are soft and translucent (about five minutes).
  • Add the diced carrots, cumin, cinnamon, allspice, and crushed red pepper to the skillet. Continue to sauté for about two minutes more.
  • Next, add the uncooked lentils, tomato paste, and broth to the skillet. Stir until the tomato paste has dissolved into the broth. Place a lid on the skillet and turn the heat up to high.
  • Allow the broth to come to a full boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium-low and let the lentils simmer in the broth with the lid on for 30 minutes, stirring only occasionally.
  • After 30 minutes the lentils and carrots should be very tender. Give the lentils a taste and add salt or pepper if needed (this will depend on the salt content of your broth, I did not add any).
  • Serve the spiced lentils with crusty bread for dipping, or over a bed of polenta or mashed potatoes. Top with chopped fresh parsley if desired.

Notes

*Raisins are the more economical choice here (golden or purple raisins), but I happened to have dried apricots on hand so I used those instead of buying raisins specifically for this recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.25cup | Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 851mg | Fiber: 18g
close up side view of spiced lentils in the skillet

How to Make Spiced Lentils with Carrots – Step by Step Photos

onion, garlic, and ginger in a skillet

Dice one yellow onion, mince four cloves of garlic, grate about one teaspoon fresh ginger, and peel and dice four carrots. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger to a deep skillet along with 2 Tbsp olive oil. Sauté over medium heat until the onions are soft and translucent.

Carrots and spices added to the skillet

Add the chopped carrots to the skillet along with 1 tsp cumin, ½ tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp allspice, and ¼ tsp crushed red pepper. Continue to sauté for about two minutes more.

lentils, tomato paste, and broth being added to the skillet

Add one cup uncooked brown lentils, 3 Tbsp tomato paste, and 3 cups vegetable broth to the skillet.

chopped apricots

Also, add ¼ cup chopped dried apricots or raisins to the skillet. If using dried apricots, chop them to about the same size as raisins.

Lid being placed on the skillet

Stir everything together until the tomato paste is mixed into the broth. Place a lid on the skillet, turn the heat up to high, and let the broth come up to a full boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium-low and let the lentils continue to simmer, with the lid in place, for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Finished spiced lentils in the skillet

After 30 minutes the lentils and carrots should be tender. Give them a taste and add salt if needed. I did not add any, but depending on the salt content of your broth, you may need a bit to make the flavors pop.

Overhead view of spiced lentils over a bed of polenta

Serve the spiced lentils with crusty bread for dipping or over a bed of polenta or mashed potatoes. Top with chopped fresh parsley if desired.

spiced lentils in the skillet with a wooden spoon

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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

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Whip up my Vegan Shepherd’s Pie when you’re craving comfort. It’s made of a meatless, veggie-loaded filling that’s topped with delicious mashed potatoes. Slice and serve up this nutrient-rich dinner idea whenev…

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Whip up my Vegan Shepherd's Pie when you're craving comfort. It's made of a meatless, veggie-loaded filling that's topped with delicious mashed potatoes. Slice and serve up this nutrient-rich dinner idea whenever you need a hug. This meatless shepherd's pie is one I have enjoyed for years. It's a staple recipe for the winter months...

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