50+ Nutritious & Delicious Pulse Recipes

February 11, 2016

Reap the health benefits of beans, lentils, and dry peas while enjoying delicious food and get cooking with these 50+ pulse recipes!   

roundup of pulse recipes cooking with beans, lentils, and dry peas

Do you know what pulses are and why you should eat them? If not, be sure to check out my previous post: Reasons to Love Pulses. Then you’ll understand why this roundup of pulse recipes is such a great resource to help you get pulses – dry peas, beans, chickepeas, and lentils – on the table more often. 

These recipes are nutritious and delicious, and many of them are perfect for vegetarians, vegans, and anyone trying to follow a more plant-based diet. You’ll also find many gluten free recipes, if that’s something you look for. From breakfast and lunch to dinner and snacks, I’ve got you covered!

Breakfast Pulse Recipes

Start your day with these protein and fiber packed pulse recipes that will keep you satiated until lunch.

Salads, Sandwiches, & Bowls

Lunchtime recipes to fuel your afternoon!

Soups & Stews

These pulse-filled soups and stews will warm your bellies and fill them up!

Main Dishes

So many delicious dinner recipes to choose from!


These pulse-based snacks will keep you satisfied between meals!


Beans and lentils in dessert?! You'll be amazed what's in these delicious treats!

What’s your favorite way to eat pulses?

Share with me in the comments below!
Disclosure: This post was originally published in February 2016 as a follow up to my previous post, written in partnership with USA Pulses & Pulse Canada to spread the word about the 2016 International Year of Pulses and the Pulse Pledge. I was not compensated for this recipe roundup post. As always all opinions are my own.
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  1. Thanks so much for including my doughnuts Jessica! I eat pulses daily, and being vegan, they are my main source of protein, so this is a great roundup!

    1. You’re most welcome Laura – they look delicious and such a unique way to get in those pulses. Hope you enjoy some of the other recipes in the roundup!

  2. Fabulous round-up Jessica! Although I’m pretty sure I’ve already been eating pulses every week, I just signed up to take the pledge and make it official 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing my Lentil Taco recipe!

    1. That’s great to hear Julie and I hope you’re right! Let’s hope The Year of Pulses has as much lasting power as 2013’s Year of Quinoa!

    1. Thanks Sonali! I can’t wait to make your recipes. We made socca a few weeks ago – actually called it farinata, since that’s the italian version we had in Genoa this past September!!