Easy Green Bean Broccoli Stir Fry – An easy vegetable side dish for any night of the week. Just a few ingredients are needed, but it brings lots of flavor and nutrients. Serve it as a side or over pasta or rice.
Vegetables sometimes get a bad rap as far as taste and texture goes. If you are one of those people who grew up on mushy flavorless veggies, I don’t blame you. But I’m here to tell you that’s not the way it has to be and it’s definitely not the way it should be! This Green Bean Broccoli Stir Fry has crispy, yet tender, veggies and lots of flavor. It’s a versatile dish that your whole family is going to love!
My kids’ favorite vegetables are broccoli and greens beans. Usually I make one or the other…simply steamed or roasted. They’re both delicious on their own. And I have one daughter who gets super picky when I start mixing things together. But, lately, I’ve been throwing caution to the wind and doing it anyway.
As luck would have it, the kids all love this combination! It’s still simple enough for their tiny tastebuds, but flavorful enough not to be boring for me and the hubs.
The great thing about a stir fry is that you can sneak in extra veggies. Even those super picky eaters who try to pick out just the one thing they like will inadvertently end up getting some of the other goodies in at least a few bites.
The particular combo in this green bean broccoli stir fry is loaded with vitamin K, vitamin C, fiber, folate, B vitamins, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin E, potassium, selenium, zinc, and even protein and healthy fats! It really has it all!
This easy broccoli stir fry is incredibly versatile. Pair with baked tofu, pan fried tempeh (as I did in these pics), or serve it over rice or noodles….or some combination of all those options. You could even add in some extra veggies if you wish.
I even paired some leftovers with crumbled tempeh (also leftover) and a drizzle of barbecue sauce. I realize that sounds odd considering the flavors of this stir fry lend themselves to Asian cuisine, but the flavors are mild enough that it worked! This dish goes with everything!
Green Bean Broccoli Stir Fry
I hope you enjoy this Green Bean Broccoli Stir Fry as much as we do. If you try it, please come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback and star rating. You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @veggie_inspired and #veggieinspired so I’m sure to see it. Enjoy!
- 1 tbsp olive oil (or 1/4 cup veggie broth or water for an oil free option)
- 1/4 red onion (sliced)
- 1 average head broccoli (chopped into florets)
- 1 lb green beans (halved)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 tsp chopped fresh ginger
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos (or tamari)
- juice from 1/2 lime
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté 3-4 minutes to soften.
Add the green beans and broccoli. Stir. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook 7-8 minutes.
Add the garlic, ginger, and coconut aminos. Sauté another 2 minutes, uncovered.
Add the lime juice and sesame seeds just before serving.
~Serve paired with baked tofu or pan fried tempeh or over noodles or rice.
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