Asian BBQ Vegetable Stir Fry
with Broccoli, Sweet Pepper, Arugula and Almonds
This easy dish is perfect for weeknight eats. It gives you at least 2 servings out of your 5-a-day making sure you’re getting all the vitamins and minerals to stay fit. Use up any vegetables in your fridge – almost anything works for this dish.
1 onion | 2 cloves fresh garlic | 1 inch fresh ginger | 1 small head broccoli | 1 sweet pepper | 6 radishes | 1/2 cup sliced almonds | 4 cups arugula | 2 limes | 2 Tbsp olive oil | 2 Tbsp Korean BBQ sauce or soy sauce | 1 tsp coriander powder or fresh coriander | salt | chili peppers
Here’s how it works
First, peel and finely slice the onion, then peel mince the garlic, and peel and chop ginger into matchsticks. Cut broccoli into small florets and thinly slice the stalk. Half the pepper, discard the seeds and slice it into matchsticks. Slice the radishes into thin leaves.
Now, place a large skillet on medium heat. Add the almonds and roast them lightly. When golden, remove the nuts from the heat and place in a small bowl for later use.
Using the same skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add the onion, garlic, ginger and 1 teaspoon coriander powder. When the onion is golden, add the broccoli and pepper. Cook the vegetables for about 2 minutes, then stir in half of the arugula and allow it to wilt. Add the radish slices and toss well for a minute.
To season the vegetables, squeeze a whole lime into the stir fry, add 1 teaspoon chili peppers or chili oil and the Korean BBQ sauce or soy sauce. Add salt to taste.
Lastly, add the remaining arugula and toss briefly. Plate the vegetables, sprinkle with toasted almonds and squeeze half a lime over each plate.
Tip: Enjoy with steamed rice, rice noodles, buckwheat noodles or even plain. This dish is also great with tofu, seitan, grilled chicken or bulgogi (thinly sliced beef).
And since it’s summer, enjoy this light vitamin boost with citrus infused water – I always have a pitcher of infused water sitting in my fridge. Just slice fruit and pour water over it. Let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight for best results.