Meatless Mondays: Lentil and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Stir fry

Welcome to a culinary delight that will elevate your Meatless Monday experience – Lentil and Vegetable Stir-Fry. This dish showcases the versatility of lentils, offering a generous amount of protein and fiber for a satisfying and energizing meal. With an array of colorful and nutrient-packed vegetables, this stir-fry celebrates seasonal produce and the art of plant-based cooking. So, get ready to explore enticing aromas and delightful flavors as we embark on this culinary adventure together!

  1. Warm up the skillet or wok over medium heat and add sesame oil to it. Allow the oil to heat up before proceeding with the recipe.
  2. Add sliced onion and minced garlic, and sauté until fragrant and translucent.
  3. Add sliced bell pepper, zucchini, broccoli, and carrot to the skillet. Continue stir-frying the ingredients for approximately 5 to 7 minutes, or until the vegetables reach a tender-crisp texture.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, and maple syrup or honey (if using). Drizzle the sauce over the vegetables, ensuring an even coating, and stir well to incorporate.
  5. Add the cooked lentils to the skillet and stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes to heat them through.
  6. Sprinkle sesame seeds and fresh cilantro over the stir-fry. Serve over cooked rice or noodles.


  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey (optional for slight sweetness)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Cooked rice or noodles, for serving

As we wrap up our journey through Lentil and Vegetable Stir-Fry, we hope this recipe has inspired you to embrace the world of meatless meals and savor the abundance of flavors that nature has to offer. By incorporating plant-based options like this stir-fry into your diet, you not only nourish your body but also make a positive impact on the environment. Happy cooking and bon appétit!

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