Delicious and Healthy Vegan Lentil Loaf Recipe

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Delicious and Healthy Vegan Lentil Loaf Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 20, 2023

This vegan lentil loaf is the perfect alternative to traditional meatloaf. Packed with protein-rich lentils and flavorful vegetables, it's a nutritious and delicious option for those following a plant-based diet. The lentil loaf is seasoned with a blend of herbs and spices, giving it a savory and satisfying taste. Serve it with your favorite sides for a comforting and satisfying meal.


  • 1 cup dried green lentils
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the lentils and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes until the lentils are tender. Drain any excess liquid.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until translucent and fragrant.
  4. Add the grated carrot, diced celery, and diced red bell pepper to the skillet. Cook for another 5 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked lentils, sautéed vegetables, breadcrumbs, tomato paste, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, dried oregano, dried thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.
  6. Transfer the lentil mixture to a greased loaf pan and press it down evenly.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until the lentil loaf is firm and golden brown on top.
  8. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
  9. Serve the vegan lentil loaf with your favorite sides, such as mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.

Interesting Facts

  • Lentils are an excellent source of plant-based protein and fiber, making them a nutritious choice for vegetarians and vegans.
  • This lentil loaf is not only delicious but also budget-friendly, as lentils are an affordable and versatile pantry staple.
  • Leftover lentil loaf can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and reheated for a quick and easy meal.