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.
You can store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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
- Rice to serve
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 recipes which are vegan and gluten-free:
And if you love broccoli, you also shouldn’t miss the following delicious vegan broccoli recipes:
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 (450 g) medium head of broccoli cut into small florets
- 1/3 cup (80 ml) vegetable broth
- 1 (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).
Nutrition information is an estimate and has been calculated automatically
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