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Butternut Squash Lentil Dahl (Vegan, GF)

The Herbeevore
This butternut squash lentil dahl recipe is loaded with fresh vegetables, high protein red lentils, and warm spices for a vegan and gluten free meal!  This delicious Indian-inspired lentil dish is simple to make and is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner. Serve over fresh basmati rice with a side of garlic naan.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 373 kcal



  • In a large pot, heat the coconut oil over low heat. Add the garlic and onion and saute for 4 to 5 minutes until the vegetables are translucent. Add the garam masala, salt, pepper, and cumin, and mix and saute for another minute, stirring until the veggies are coated in the spice.
  • Add the red lentils, butternut squash, tomatoes with juice, and vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes more until the red lentils are cooked all the way through.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the coconut milk and spinach. The heat from the dahl will wilt the spinach.
  • Serve over fresh basmati rice, and finish the dish with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.  Enjoy.


Calories: 373kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 18gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 1042mgPotassium: 1134mgFiber: 21gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 8824IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 117mgIron: 7mg
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