Broccoli with Red Lentil Sauce

Broccoli with Red Lentil Sauce

Thanks to Dr. Joel Fuhrman of for sharing this oil-free vegan recipe for Broccoli with Red Lentil Sauce. This easy vegan recipe is healthy, easy to prepare and absolutely delicious!  Dr. Fuhrman’s recipes go beyond vegan… they’re nutritarian!  Visit Dr. Fuhrman’s blog to learn more about the benefits of a nutritarian diet.

Yummy Plants Logo

Broccoli with Red Lentil Sauce

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Shared by: Dr. Joel Fuhrman


  • 1/2 cup red lentils
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic chopped
  • 1 1/2-2 cups carrot juice
  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon Dr. Fuhrman’s VegiZest or other no-salt seasoning blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mrs. Dash seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans optional


  • Add lentils, onions, garlic, and carrot juice to a saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes until the lentils are soft and pale. Add more carrot juice if needed.
  • Meanwhile, steam the broccoli until just tender.
  • Put the cooked lentil mixture into a food processor or blender with the VegiZest, seasoning and balsamic vinegar and blend to a smooth puree. Add some carrot juice if it is too thick.
  • Place broccoli in a bowl and combine with sauce. If desired,top with chopped pecans.

NOTE: This dish freezes well.

    Hope you enjoy this easy vegan recipe!

    Share your experience

    Notify of
    1 Comment
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    Would love your thoughts, please comment.x