Vegan Broccoli With Garlic Sauce

Vegan Broccoli With Garlic Sauce

The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
152 Calories
5g Fat
24g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 152
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 893mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 5g
Calcium 81mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This healthy vegan Chinese restaurant-style recipe for broccoli in a sweet garlic sauce is best served with cooked rice. If you want something a bit more well-rounded, feel free to add in some other veggies too—perhaps sliced carrots or baby corn, or even some tofu for a heartier meal.

This broccoli with garlic sauce recipe is vegetarian, vegan, and, if you use tamari in place of the soy sauce, it's gluten-free, too. Just be sure your vegetable broth is also gluten-free (read the label—some are and some aren't).

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (or tamari to keep it gluten-free)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 bunches of broccoli, chopped (about 2 1/4 pounds trimmed)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Vegan Broccoli With Garlic Sauce ingredients

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  2. Bring the vegetable broth to a boil.

    vegetable broth in a pot

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  3. Add the garlic, soy sauce, ginger, red pepper, and sugar, stirring to combine well.

    garlic, soy sauce, ginger, red pepper, and sugar with the broth in a pot

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  4. In a large skillet, saute the broccoli in olive oil until just barely tender.

    broccoli in a pan

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  5. Add the vegetable broth mixture to the broccoli.

    add vegetable broth mixture to the broccoli in the pan

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  6. Add the cornstarch, stirring well to avoid any clumps.

    add cornstarch to the broccoli mixture in the pan

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  7. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes, or until sauce thickens.

    Vegan Broccoli With Garlic Sauce in a pan

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Broccoli Equivalents

  • 1 medium bunch = 3 to 4 servings
  • 1 bunch = 1 1/2 to 2 pounds
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli = 2 heads
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli = 9 ounces trimmed