Lentils are sourced from the lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) which originates in Asia and North Africa. It has long been cultivated by humans as a food source. The earliest archaeological evidence of lentils dates back to Paleolithic times!

There are so many uses for lentils. They are popular with vegetarians and vegans. They are a great source of protein and carbohydrates. Lentils also contain high levels of calcium, phosphorus, B vitamins and iron.

We stock lots of lentils! From Red to Brown, Puy to Yellow! Here are just some of the ways you can use these amazing pulses!

Sun Dried Tomato Falafel

These healthy chickpea and lentil falafels are baked not fried! Making them the healthier (and delicious) choice!

Shepherd's Pie

What could be better than a generous portion of satisfying winter-warming shepherd’s pie? This oven-baked dish is made up of potato, mince, winter vegetables, juicy lentils, tomatoes and herbs and as far as comforting dinners goes, this really hits the spot!

Spicy Pearl Barley and Lentil Soup

Lentils make a great addition to soups! They add protein and make it so much more filling!

Roasted Beetroot, Feta and Lentil Salad (via rte.ie)

Ready-cooked puy lentils make a fantastic addition to this dish! It makes a delightful supper or lunch!

Lentil Meatballs with Fenugreek Sauce (via feastingathome.com)

These savory Indian-spiced lentil “meatballs”, both vegan and gluten free are served over a fragrant fenugreek-coconut sauce. The lentil meatballs are baked, rather than fried – so they remain relatively low in fat.

Lentils and Spicy Sausages (via pbs.org)

Hot Italian sausages are roasted until crispy and served with flavoursome green lentils that have been simmering with onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Sounds like the perfect autumnal dish!

Red Lentil Curries (via pinchofyum.com)

This simple dish is so easy to make and tastes amazing! It is super-cheap to put together too! Serve with naan or rice!

Lentil Loaf (via thebrightonkitchen.com)

This delicious lentil loaf is a fantastic vegetarian dish! Serve with salad or with grilled vegetables for a flavoursome dinner!

Lentil Samosas (via eathealthyeathappy.com)

A perfect recipe for meat-free Mondays! Use lentils instead of meat as a filling for this popular Indian street food.

Lentil and Banana Muffins (via lentils.ca)

Lentils can also be used in sweet recipes, as shown with these amazing muffins! The banana acts as a natural sweetener and masks any savoury flavours.