Sauteed Vegetables over Lentils with Teriyaki Sauce

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


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


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.

In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, oil, and the soy sauce and mix well.

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.

In a small sauté pan, heat on medium high.

drizzle some olive oil and add the broccoli, red pepper, and red onion. 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!