Lentils are super affordable, high in protein, and very adaptable! You can add them to all sorts of dishes for some extra protein and fiber! High protein lentil dishes can be super basic or a bit more of a challenge––there’s a recipe for every level. They also fall across a wide variety of cuisines and flavors.

Luckily for you, our bloggers from the Food Monster App have so many creative high protein lentil dishes for us to learn from! Check out these tips and tricks on how to add protein to your dishes!

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1. Burgers

Oil-free Walnut-Lentil Burger Portobello Mushroom Buns

Oil-Free Walnut-Lentil Burgers With Portobello Mushroom Buns

Renee Press has this Foolproof Mega Lentil Burger that is enormous, protein-rich, and super simple! If you’re looking for an easy, high-protein recipe with an affordable base, check out this recipe!

Margaret opened our eyes to this Spicy Protein-Rich Lentil Burgers With Avocado Dressing for a creamy, satisfying meal! Between the healthy fats in the dressing to the protein in the burgers, this meal is a winner!

Laura Grosch is pretty much a genius for this Oil-Free Walnut-Lentil Burgers With Portobello Mushroom Buns recipe! Lentils and walnuts are both super meaty and make for a great, high-protein base!

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2. Sauces

Zucchini Pasta With Spicy Tomato and Lentil Sauce

Zucchini Pasta With Spicy Tomato and Lentil Sauce

Jenny Mustard showed us how to turn lentils into a high-protein sauce in her Spicy Lentil Mushroom Sauce Over Zucchini Noodles recipe! The best part? The whole recipe only has seven affordable ingredients!

Deniz Kilic has a genius Zucchini Pasta With Spicy Tomato and Lentil Sauce recipe we just love! The meaty, spicy sauce is perfectly balanced out by the raw zucchini pasta!

Renee Press has this amazing Homestyle ‘Meaty’ Tomato Sauce With Lentils and Walnuts recipe that has legumes AND nuts to add protein!

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3. Meat CrumblesVegan Cheesy Lentil Lasagna

Cheesy Lentil Lasagna

Margaret made lentils into a meaty crumble to add to her Cheesy Lentil Lasagna! This recipe looks so filling and delicious!

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The Surznick Common Room has a fantastic Loaded Nachos With Lentil Walnut ‘Meat’ and Cheesy Sauce recipe! They made a walnut and lentil crumble to sprinkle over the top! Clearly, lentils and walnuts are a match made in heaven.

Jessica Precott added lentils into her Smoky Adobo Lentil Tacos for an extra satisfying meal! She combines them with adobo and tomatoes for an extra meaty dish!

4. Soups and StewsCurried Mushroom Barley Lentil Soup with Spinach

Curried Mushroom Barley Lentil Soup with Spinach

Tara Binder created a lovely and hearty Curried Mushroom Barley Lentil Soup with Spinach! Loaded with barley, lentils, and mushrooms– this dish is super meaty!

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Karen Sheer has an amazing Cuban Lentil Soup With Baked Plantains and Lemon Crema if you need something super flavorful! The lentils add texture but the flavor comes from all of the other delicious ingredients!

Need more information on lentils? Check out Spotlight on Lentils: Get to Know This Cheap Staple, 21 Protein-Packed Vegan Recipes for Lentil Lovers, and 15 Hearty, High-Protein Lentil Recipes! We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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