Ginger Garlic Vegetable Stir Fry

Summer time means loads of fresh vegetables and that makes me happy. Today’s recipe is a quick under 30 minute meal for a meatless night, or a great side dish to your grilled meats. There are really no rules about ingredients in my recipe so if you don’t like carrots, leave it out. Not a fan of broccoli, substitute asparagus. As I always say, make this recipe your own. Today I’m using a small head of broccoli, carrots, green beans, red onion, colorful bell peppers, and mushrooms.  A cup of chopped raw broccoli will yield 2.6 grams of protein, while a cup of cooked broccoli contains about 1.9 grams. Broccoli deserves its reputation as a “superfood” because it’s high in fiber, folates, vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. Flash sauté them for just a few minutes. Combined with the other ingredients they make a sassy stir-fried vegan/vegetarian dish. Serve with brown rice or over pasta. For added protein, add 1/2 cup cooked legumes, raw cashews or walnuts, tofu, or other protein.

Group the veggies by the amount of time they take to cook. Start your cooking first with the dense vegetables that take longer to cook such as onion and bell pepper. Add the light cookers last and mushrooms fall in the middle of the sequence. Broccoli placement depends if you prefer it crisp or softer. Obviously, the softer you want it, the longer it cooks.

Ginger Garlic Vegetable Stir Fry

Use organic when available. Serves 4


Ginger Garlic Vegetable Stir Fry

Ginger Garlic Vegetable Stir Fry is ready in less than 30 minutes using the freshest summer vegetables. Depending on your additions it fits most diets: Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Chinese
Keyword fresh summer vegetables, stir fry, vegetable stir fry, vegetables, veggies
Servings 4



  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock or water
  • 1 tbsp grated or minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup tamari or low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • Optional for spicy sauce 1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes or to taste

Stir Fry

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup halved fresh green beans
  • 1/2 cup snow peas
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1 small head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/2 medium bell pepper red thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms (3 oz)
  • 1/2 cup optional raw nuts, sesame seeds, legumes, or tofu


  • Whisk together all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat
  • Add onion, carrots, and bell pepper and cook for 2 minutes
  • Add broccoli and cook for 1 to 2 minutes
  • Add mushrooms to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes or until tender
  • Add the rest of the vegetables for an additional minute of cooking
  • Optional add nuts, seeds, legumes, or other protein in middle of stir fry depending on time needed to cook
  • Whisk sauce again and pour over vegetables in pan
  • Cook until thickened, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes
  • Remove from heat
  • Serve over steamed brown rice, noodles, or other grain
  • Optional garnish with chopped green onions, sesame seeds, or nuts


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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

14 thoughts to “Ginger Garlic Vegetable Stir Fry”

  1. We do love brocolli in this house, but love that you could swap for asparagus! It looks so tasty and refreshing and bet it tastes amazing! Love stir fry veg! Sim x #MMBC

  2. Love my veggies and this will not disappoint either.
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  3. Your photo looks so colorful and I inviting and your recipe sounds healthy and delicious. Perfect to use the summer produce. Thanks

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