A Flavorful Vegan Weeknight Dinner
Are you looking for a tasty and nutritious vegan dinner? Look no further! This garlic broccoli stir fry with chickpeas and a delightful garlic ginger sauce is the perfect choice. Not only is it packed with flavor, but it’s also easy to make in just one pan. Plus, it takes only about 25 minutes to prepare. This healthy takeout recipe is gluten-free, low in fat, and totally satisfying!
Why You’ll Love this Quick and Easy Broccoli Stir Fry
There are plenty of reasons to fall in love with this vegan garlic broccoli stir fry recipe:
- It’s garlicky, sweet, sour, spicy, and incredibly flavorful.
- This healthy weeknight dinner is ready in just about 25 minutes, perfect for those busy evenings.
- With only simple ingredients, you can whip up this dish without any hassle.
How To Make Garlic Broccoli Stir Fry
Preparing this delicious garlic broccoli stir fry is a breeze. You’ll need just one skillet and a handful of ingredients. Here’s how to do it:
- Sauté onion, ginger, garlic, and all the spices in a pan over medium heat.
- Add broccoli and vegetable broth. Cook until the broccoli is tender but still firm.
- While the broccoli is cooking, prepare the flavorful sauce.
- Pour the sauce into the pan and add rinsed and drained chickpeas.
- Cook for a few more minutes, and then serve alone or with cooked rice.
Pro tip: You can store any leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Try an Exciting Variation: Broccoli Tofu Stir Fry
If you prefer tofu or want to switch things up, you can easily make a tofu broccoli stir fry. It’s just as simple and delicious! In addition to the ingredients mentioned above, all you need is some firm tofu. Here’s how to make it:
- No need to press the tofu; simply drain and pat it dry.
- Slice the tofu into cubes and coat them with a little cornstarch.
- Fry the tofu in a pan with some oil for about 10-15 minutes, or until crispy from all sides.
- Remove the tofu from the pan and follow the same recipe instructions for cooking the broccoli.
Simple Ingredients You Probably Already Have
This recipe calls for readily accessible ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry:
- Fresh onion, garlic, and ginger
- Canned chickpeas (or cooked chickpeas from dry)
- Vegetable broth
- Soy sauce or tamari or coconut aminos
- Balsamic vinegar or rice vinegar
- Maple syrup
- Various spices
- Rice to serve
I used the following spices for this recipe:
- Onion powder
- Smoked paprika
- Black pepper and salt
- A pinch of cayenne pepper
Feel free to add ground cumin and turmeric to taste if you’d like!
This Garlic Broccoli Stir Fry is Fantastic Because It’s:
- Sweet and sour
- A quick 1-pan recipe
- Easy to make with simple ingredients
- A healthier alternative to (Chinese) takeout
- Packed with healthy plant-based protein
If you decide to recreate this vegetarian garlic broccoli stir fry recipe, please leave a comment below, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram or Facebook with
@elavegan and #elavegan. I love seeing your remakes and often share them in my Insta Stories!
If you enjoy healthy stir-fry recipes, be sure to check out these delicious, vegan, and gluten-free options:
- Chinese Kung Pao Cauliflower
- Peanut Butter Noodles
- Asian Stir-Fry Noodles
And if you’re a fan of broccoli, don’t miss these mouthwatering vegan broccoli recipes:
- Broccoli Quinoa Casserole
- Vegan Broccoli Risotto
- Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup
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