Vegetable Stir Fry with Pecans
By: Marina Delio, Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Serving Size: 4
Cook Time: 20 mins
Use pecans as a source of protein in a sweet and savory plant-based stir fry. Vibrant vegetables including broccoli, bell peppers and carrots mixed with crunchy pecans and a fresh orange sauce makes for an easy weeknight dinner prepped in less than 30 minutes!
1 tablespoon pecan, coconut or sesame oil
1 small yellow or white onion, sliced
2 carrots, julienned
12 ounces broccoli florets
1 red bell pepper, seeded and julienned
1 cup raw pecan halves
1 cup dry quinoa (or rice), cooked according to package directions
Fresh cilantro, for garnish
1/2 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons agave or maple syrup
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon arrowroot or cornstarch
Dash of red pepper flakes
Zest of 1 orange
- Heat a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add the oil and swirl to coat.
- Add the onion, carrots, broccoli and red bell pepper to the hot pan and stir-fry, turning with tongs, until the vegetables are just tender, about 5 minutes. Add the pecans.
- While the vegetables are cooking: whisk together the sauce ingredients*. Pour the sauce into the pan over the vegetables and continue to cook for 1 minute, until the sauce begins to thicken and coat the vegetables.
- Serve the stir fry vegetables and pecans immediately over quinoa (or rice) and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.
*You can swap in use your favorite stir fry sauce here as well