Flavorful broccoli stir fry with chickpeas and a delicious garlic ginger sauce! This vegan weeknight dinner is easy to make in just one pan and it’s ready in about 25 minutes. The healthy takeout recipe is meat-free, gluten-free, low in fat, and very simple!
Most stir fry recipes contain either beef or chicken but not this garlic broccoli stir fry recipe. It’s a vegan version which contains healthy plant-based protein from chickpeas! Why would you love this quick and easy broccoli stir fry?
- It’s garlicky, sweet, sour, spicy, and flavorful.
- It’s a healthy weeknight dinner which is ready in about 25 minutes.
- The recipe contains only simple ingredients.
How To Make Garlic Broccoli Stir Fry?
This is a very simple weeknight dinner which only requires one skillet and a couple of ingredients.
- Sautè onion, ginger, garlic, and all spices in a pan over medium heat.
- Add broccoli and vegetable broth. Fry until the broccoli is tender but not soft.
- Meanwhile, prepare the flavorful sauce.
- Pour the sauce in the pan and add rinsed and drained chickpeas.
- Fry for a further few minutes, serve alone or with cooked rice.
Broccoli Tofu Stir Fry
If you can’t eat chickpeas or want to try a variation of this recipe, why not make tofu broccoli stir fry?! It’s also easy to make and all you need in addition is firm tofu.
- No need to press it, just drain and pat dry the tofu.
- Slice it into cubes and coat with a little cornstarch.
- Fry tofu in a pan with some oil for about 10-15 minutes or until crispy from all sides.
- Remove tofu from the pan and cook the broccoli as stated in the recipe below.
The recipe contains accessible ingredients which you might have already in your home such as:
- Fresh onion, garlic and ginger
- Canned chickpeas (or cooked from dry)
- Vegetable broth
- Soy sauce or tamari or coconut aminos
- Balsamic vinegar or rice vinegar
- Maple syrup
- Different spices
I used the following spices:
- Onion powder
- Smoked Paprika
- Black pepper & salt
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
You can also add ground cumin and turmeric to taste if you want. 🙂
This Garlic Broccoli Stir Fry Is:
- Sweet & sour
- A quick 1-pan recipe
- Easy to make with simple ingredients
- A much healthier alternative to (Chinese) takeout
- And it contains healthy plant-based protein
Should you recreate this vegetarian garlic broccoli stir fry recipe, please leave a comment below and don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram or Facebook post with @elavegan and #elavegan because I love to see your remakes and often share them in my Insta Stories!
If you love healthy stir fry recipes, definitely also check out the following two recipes which are both vegan and gluten-free:
And if you love broccoli, you also shouldn’t miss my easy broccoli quinoa casserole.
Garlic Broccoli Stir Fry
Broccoli Stir Fry:
- 1 tablespoon oil (*see recipe notes)
- 1 onion diced
- 5 garlic cloves minced
- 1 heaped tablespoon fresh ginger minced
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Black pepper & sea salt to taste
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 medium head of broccoli cut into small florets (450 g)
- 1/3 cup vegetable broth (80 ml)
- One 15 oz can of chickpeas rinsed and drained
- Cooked rice of choice for serving
- Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add onion, ginger, garlic, and all spices. Sauté for 3-4 minutes.
- Add broccoli florets and vegetable broth. Fry until the broccoli is tender but not soft, about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare the sauce: In a medium bowl, combine water, soy sauce, vinegar, maple syrup, and cornstarch. Whisk.
- Pour the sauce in the pan and add chickpeas.
- Bring to a boil until the sauce simmers. Fry for a further few minutes.
- Taste and adjust seasonings. Add more salt/pepper/cayenne pepper if needed.
- Serve alone or with cooked rice. Enjoy!
- Please note that restaurant stir fry recipes contain a lot of oil. If you aren't used to low-fat cooking, you might not like this healthier stir fry version. If you don't mind oil, feel free to add more oil to taste. 🙂
- Recipe serves 4. Nutrition facts are for one serving (without rice).
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