Photo: Bowl of Garlic Lentils

Garlic Lentils with Walnut Cream Sauce

Heart healthy ingredients come together to make this dish deliciously indulgent, yet still light.

Yield: 
6-8 Servings

Updated: Fri, 02/23/2018 - 7:35am

Ingredients: 
  • 2 cups lentils
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ½ cups vegetable broth

Walnut Cream Sauce:

  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1 avocado
  • ⅓ cup nutritional yeast
  • ¼ cup sundried tomatoes
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions: 
  1. In a large saucepan, sauté lentils and garlic with oil until browned. Add salt and mix.
  2. Add vegetable broth and cover. Allow lentils to simmer until all broth has been absorbed.
  3. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add walnuts. Allow to boil for 10 minutes, then strain.
  4. Add walnuts, avocado, nutritional yeast, sundried tomatoes, garlic, water and salt to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  5. Mix lentils and sauce together or top a plate of lentils with sauce. Serve hot and enjoy!