50+ Nutritious & Delicious Pulse Recipes {Recipe Roundup}

February 11, 2016

Reap the health benefits of pulses while enjoying delicious food with this roundup of 50+ recipes filled with beans, lentils, and dry peas!   

Reap the health benefits of pulse recipes while enjoying delicious food with this roundup of 50+ recipes filled with beans, lentils, and dry peas! @JlevinsonRD

Did you take the Pulse Pledge yet? If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you must have missed yesterday’s post, Why You Should Love Pulses and Take the Pulse Pledge. Go take a few minutes to read that and then come right back here because I have a recipe roundup you don’t want to miss.

To help you stick with the Pulse Pledge and meet the commitment of eating pulses at least once a week for 10 weeks, I’m sharing over 50 recipes (!!) that contain beans, dry peas, lentils, and chickpeas – namely, #AllThePulses.

Even if you haven’t taken the pledge, 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!


Tex-Mex Migas @ The Lean Green Bean

Tex-Mex Migas @ The Lean Green Bean

Gluten Free San Antonio Breakfast Skillet @ Shaw’s Simple Swaps

Canandian Prairie Lentil Granola @ Smart Nutrition

Red Lentil Muesli Bars @ Run to the Finish

Hearty Lentil and Veggie-Packed Omelette @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

Butternut Squash & Fajita Veggie Frittata @ The Nutrition Adventure

Lentil Banana Muffins @ The Lean Green Bean

Salads, Sandwiches & Bowls

Smashed Chickpea Avocado and Pesto Salad Sandwich @ Two Peas & Their Pod

Smashed Chickpea, Avocado, and Pesto Salad Sandwich @ Two Peas & Their Pod

Quinoa and Lentil Power Bowl @ C It Nutritionally

Roasted Radish and White Bean Salad @ Craving Something Healthy

Lentil Flatbread Sandwiches @ Delish Knowledge

Black Eyed Pea Salad @ My Menu Pal

Mediterranean Hummus Flatbread @ Nutritioulicious

Garlic Lime Chickpea Salad @ Lean, Clean, & Brie

Corn & Black Bean Quinoa Salad @JlevinsonRD

Corn & Black Bean Quinoa Salad @ Nutritioulicious

Warm French Lentil Salad @ Sinful Nutrition

Crispy Chipotle Tofu and Black Bean Burritos @ The Foodie Physician

Curried Chickpea Salad @ Hummusapien

Arugula Salad with Lentils, Garlic & Goat Cheese @ Eating With a Purpose

Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing @ The Cookin’ RD

Lemony Lentil and Chickpea Salad with Radish and Herbs @ Cookie + Kate

Soups & Stews

Hearty Vegetable Lentil Chili @JlevinsonRD

Hearty Vegetable Lentil Chili @ Nutritioulicious

Chicken and Chickpea Soup @ Food, Pleasure, & Health

Red Lentil Sweet Potato Soup @ Green Healthy Cooking

 Three Bean Vegetarian Chili @ Nutritioulicious

Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew @ Eat Yourself Skinny

Easy Moroccan Split Pea Soup @ Dishing Out Health

Salsa Lentil Soup @ Living Well Kitchen

Chocolate Chipotle Vegetarian Chili @ Abbey’s Kitchen

Corn Tortilla Soup with Black Beans @ Nutritioulicious

Entrees & Side Dishes

Meditteranean Socca Pizza @ The Foodie Physician

Mediterranean Socca Pizza @ The Foodie Physician

Baked Curry Lentil Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce @ Cookin’ Canuck

Sweetpotato Black Bean Quesadillas @ Nutritioulicious

Easy Mediterranean Chickpea Bake @ My Menu Pal

Seared Salmon & Veggieful Lentils @ Nutrition Adventures

Ultimate Garden Chili Nachos @ My Cape Cod Kitchen

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie with Mashed Cauliflower @ The Foodie Dietitian

Sriracha Black Bean Burger @JlevinsonRD

Sriracha Black Bean Burgers @ Nutritioulicious

Crunchy Lentil Tacos with Avocado Feta Guacamole @ The Spicy RD

Sweet Cranberry & Apple Lentils @ Amy Gorin Nutrition

Roasted Carrots with Lentils @ Around the Plate

Vegetarian Lentil Bolognese Over Polenta Cakes @ Nutritioulicious

Gujarati-Style Kidney Beans In Spiced Tomato Gravy @ Gowin Nutrition

Black Bean Pasta with Peas @ Food Confidence


Sirracha Hummus @ Hungry Hobby

 Sriracha Hummus @ Hungry Hobby

Veggie & Bean Quinoa Bites @ Nutritioulicious

Perfectly Roasted Chickpeas @ The Lean Green Bean

Lemon Hummus Endive Boats with Pomegranate Seeds @ Nutritioulicious

Lentil Green Smoothie @ The Grateful Grazer

Rosemary Beet Hummus and Creme Fraiche Crostini @ The Gluten Free RD

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip @ Living Well Kitchen


Salted Caramel Black Bean Brownies @ Smart Nutrition

 Salted Caramel Black Bean Brownies @ Smart Nutrition

Cinnamon Heart Doughnuts @ Chronicles of Passion

Healthy Cookie Dough Bites @ RDelicious Kitchen

Gluten Free Nutella Blondies @ Avocado A Day Nutrition

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Lentil Cookies @ The Recipe Rebel

Chocolate Bean Valentine Brownies @ Meal Makeover Moms

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge @ Bite of Health

Cookie Butter Spread @ No Nonsense Nutritionist

What’s your favorite way to eat pulses?

Head on over to my Year of Pulses Pinterest board for more recipes and to add your own!

I am partnering with USA Pulses & Pulse Canada to spread the word about the International Year of Pulses and the Pulse Pledge. I was not compensated for this recipe roundup post, however my previous post was sponsored by them. As always all opinions are my own.

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    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!

  1. 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!!