It’s no secret that we’ve become passionate about keeping our pantries well-stocked. We’ve studied the pantries of celebrity cooks like Chrissy Teigen and Rachel Ray, and we’re making tons of pantry recipes from chefs Ina Garten and Giada De Laurentiis.
But no matter how far we dig into our supply of shelf stable goods, behind that last bag of rice or box of pasta there always seems to lurk a lentil. Black lentils, red lentils, puy lentils – sometimes it feels like we’ll never run out. So how do you even use up this versatile ingredient? Luckily, there are a ton of tasty recipes you can try.
Whether you’re craving a creamy curry, a silky soup, or a hearty salad, there’s a lentil recipe for you. The recipes below might finally be the ones that help you use up that supply of lentils lurking in your pantry – and the ones that inspire you to re-stock as soon as you run out!