Recipe: Lentil Loaf

We use lentils in a number of recipes throughout the week. is a regular at our table, and we use lentils in one of our favorite soups, . This Lentil Loaf recipe is very filling as it’s high in fiber and makes a nice meatless meal, even surprising the avid meat eater guest you may have over. We make a triple batch of this, eating one and freezing the other two, then use them as fillers in wraps along with hummus and a good portion of salad mix. I hope you enjoy.

lentil loaf recipe

Lentil Loaf

1 onion, diced
2 Tbsp water
2 cups cooked lentils, drained
1/2 cup walnuts, ground
1 cup rolled oats (ground, if desired)
1 cup barley, cooked
1/2 cup pureed tomatoes
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (optional)
1/2 tsp each garlic powder, thyme, rosemary, basil and sage
2 Tbsp or soy sauce

Braise onion in water for about 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Combine all ingredients, including cooked onions in a large bowl. Turn into an oiled loaf pan.

Cover with tin foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 15 minutes. Serve hot with mushroom gravy.

Lentil Loaf Mushroom Gravy

1 cup chopped mushrooms
1/4 cup onions, diced
1 tsp olive or canola oil
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup cornstarch (dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
2 Tbsp miso
3 Tbsp or soy sauce
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp each sage and thyme
Pepper to taste

Sauté mushrooms and onions in oil for about 5 minutes. Combine cornstarch with ½ cup of water. Add all ingredients to mushroom, onion mixture. Stir constantly until gravy thickens. Serve hot over lentil loaf.

Also pictured in the photo as a side to the lentil loaf are sweet potato’s with lime and cilantro which will be posted on another day.

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Lentil Loaf Photo Credit: Her View Photography


  1. Mmmmmm, I have made this before! Tasty! What is that you have in the picture beside it? No, not the greens….It looks awesome at 7:00 Am in the morning! I should have my breakfast first though.

    Request: Please post “Serves..” I made the Moroccan Chicken last night and ate half!!

  2. we’ve thought about the “serves:” thing in the past. Personally, I think it’s subjective (depends on appetite and goals – weight loss would eat less, weight gain would eat more) so have never put it on there.

    We’ll consider it

  3. Lime, cilantro sweet potatoes is the other item in the photo. That will be posted at a later time, but perhaps I can email it to you. They were yummy!

  4. I made the mushroom gravy with another recipe for lentil loaf that I was already familiar with. That is absolutely the best gravy I’ve ever made! It would beat the test with a meat gravy any day.

  5. I made this for a meal today. I didn’t have barley or rolled oats so I had to do a bit of substituting. I used spelt flakes and I used brown rice. Very tasty! I served it with sauteed zuchinni and mushrooms in tomato sauce. It made me happy!

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