Healthy red lentil spread recipes: full of protein and vitamins

Do you already know what red lentil spread tastes like?

If you are a gourmet, don’t be convinced.

They can become a hobby not only as an extension of vegan or vegetarian cuisine, but also a healthy and tasty menu.

Try it and see if your taste buds will be happy.

Red lentil and beetroot spread

Red lentils together with beetroot don’t sound bad, what do you say? If you want to bite into something healthy, try this legume recipe. An easy way to treat yourself to the necessary dose of minerals and vitamins .


  • 2 red beets
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ½ cup red lentils
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground paprika


  • Peel the beetroot, wash it and cut it into wedges.
  • Place it on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, brush with olive oil and bake for approx. 30 minutes at 190°C.
  • Meanwhile, cook the red lentils according to the instructions on the package.
  • Once both basic ingredients are ready and cooled, put everything in a blender and blend until smooth.
red lentil spread with beetroot

A mildly spicy red lentil and roasted carrot spread

Why not add this recipe to your dip list? It’s easy to pick up bite by bite. Or would you rather spread it on crispy toast? Not a problem.


  • 4 medium carrots
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry
  • ½ cup red lentils
  • 2 cups of water
  • ¼ cup walnut pieces
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons of tahini
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ¾ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¾ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • pepper
  • herbs for sprinkling (for example, fresh parsley)


  • Peel the carrots, wash them, dry them and cut them into pieces about 4 cm long.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper and curry powder.
  • Bake at 200°C for 25-30 minutes until soft.
  • Turn the pan halfway through baking so that the carrots cook evenly.
  • In the meantime, rinse the lentils, put them in a pot, add 2 cups of water and cook for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Roast the walnuts in a pan. It takes about 5-7 minutes. Stir them occasionally so they don’t burn.
  • Put the finished lentils, carrots, and nuts in a blender.
  • Add olive oil, coriander, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, spices and mix until smooth.
  • You can add more salt or pepper to taste.
carrot-lentil spread

Tip: Would you like to bake homemade bread with this delicious spread? Take a look at our homemade baguette recipes .

Lentil spread for children

You can serve this red lentil spread for children as a delicious snack, breakfast or even dinner with pieces of bread, crisps, chopped carrots or other vegetables. If your child appreciates even a piece of pastry, spread it on him as a spread. This protein treat is intended for children from 7 months.


  • 100 g of red lentils
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3 sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • 3 tablespoons tahini (or any nut butter)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil


  • Cook the red lentils according to the instructions on the package.
  • Allow the finished lens to cool.
  • Then add it to the blender along with the garlic, tomatoes, cumin and coriander and blend.
  • Then add tahini, olive oil and lemon juice to taste.
  • Blend again and it’s done.
red lentil spread for children

Check out more of our recipes for spreads for children and get inspired by what to offer your little ones to eat.

Red lentil spread with egg

Are you interested in a fitness diet or following a protein diet? Then this red lentil spread recipe is not just for you. In addition, you can make it with a video recipe.


  • 1 cup of red lentils
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of tahini
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika spice
  • 5 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper


  • First, cook the lentils according to the instructions on the package.
  • Hard-boil an egg, then grate it.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice into a blender, add pressed garlic, eggs, tahini, oil, paprika, salt, pepper and cooled lentils.
  • Blend to a smooth consistency.
lentil and smoked paprika spread

Video recipe here:

Protein Packed Homemade Hummus! (Red Lentils)

So what caught your eye?

Go ahead and enjoy it!

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