I love teriyaki sauce, and dressing it over fresh vegetables is so delicious. Making it yourself is easy, and this recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes! It’s a great meal when your in the mood for takeout, it’s healthy and easier on your wallet too!

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

1 cup broccoli

1 red pepper

½ red onion

¼ cup brown sugar, packed

2-3 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce

2 tbsp. canola or olive oil

2 cups lentils

Preparation: 

Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Rinse the lentils and add to the boiling water. Turn down the heat to medium and cook for 15-20 minutes until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Wash all the produce. Cut the red pepper in half, remove the stem and seeds. Cut the red pepper and the broccoli into a large dice. Cut the red onion into thin strips.

For the Teriyaki sauce: In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, oil, and the soy sauce and mix well. If you want it a little spicy add some chili sauce or hot sauce to this mix. 

Heat a small saute pan on medium high and drizzle 1-2 tbsp. olive oil.  Add the broccoli, red pepper, and red onion and cook for 3-5 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from heat. In the same pan add the teriyaki sauce and heat for 3-5 minutes.

In serving bowls layer the bottom with the lentils, then the broccoli, red pepper, and red onion. Drizzle the teriyaki sauce on top and enjoy.

Let me know what you think in the comments below, and happy cooking!

xoxo-Julie