Whether you’re trying to cook out of your pantry or you just want to eat healthier, you are going to love this round-up of 16 Easy Vegan Bean & Lentil Recipes. These dishes are all delicious, kid-friendly, and easy to prepare.

Cooking with Beans

healthy bean recipe collage

Beans and lentils are part of a group of foods known as legumes. Legumes are a plant family that includes beans, peas, lentils, and peanuts. While not everyone can eat legumes due to food sensitivities, they can be a great source of nutrition for many people. Beans are also a very budget-friendly food, and can be stored for a long time.

While many suppliers are sold out of canned beans right now, my favorite brand is Eden Foods. All of their beans are stored in BPA-free cans and are pressure canned. If you prefer to buy and cook dry beans, look for organic brands. For lentils, I like buying the sprouted organic versions.

In today’s post, I’ve rounded up some of the best easy lentil and vegan bean recipes. Whether you’re trying to use up dry, canned, or cooked beans from your pantry, eat more plant-based meals, or you just want some more ideas, I think you’ll find that there is something for everyone in this post. All of the recipes are also gluten-free.

If you’re looking for other gluten-free and vegan recipes, don’t miss my entire vegan recipe index.

Vegan Bean & Lentil Recipes

These easy and healthy bean and lentil recipes are perfect for plant-based and vegan diets. All of these recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free, and are great ways to use up your dry, canned, or cooked beans. Enjoy!

Breakfast

Bean and lentil breakfast recipes.

Salads

Bean and lentil salad recipes.

Soups & Stews

Here are some great vegan soups and stews using beans and lentils.

Main Dishes

Here are some great main dish recipes using beans and lentils.

Sides & Snacks

Side dishes and snack recipes using beans.

Desserts

Dessert recipes using beans.

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