|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5g||7%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||4%|
|Total Carbohydrate 24g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||21%|
|Total Sugars 11g|
|Vitamin C 111mg||556%|
|*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.|
This healthy vegan Chinese restaurant-style recipe for broccoli in a sweet garlic sauce is best served with cooked rice. If you want to take it from side dish to main dish status, feel free to add in some other veggies too—perhaps sliced carrots, peas, water chestnuts, or baby corn, or even some sautéed tofu for a heartier meal. If you're not cooking for vegetarians, it's great with chunks of chicken, thinly sliced beef or pork, or shrimp—similar to how it's often served in restaurants.
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. You can even use a low-sodium soy sauce if need be; the recipe will still taste great. If you are cooking for someone who follows a gluten-free diet, just be sure your vegetable broth is labeled as such (some broths are gluten free, and some aren't). Or, better yet, make your own broth if you have time.
Gather the ingredients.
Bring vegetable broth to a boil.
Add garlic, soy sauce, ginger, red pepper, and sugar, stirring to combine well.
In a large skillet, sauté broccoli in olive oil until just barely tender.
Add vegetable broth mixture to broccoli.
Add cornstarch, stirring well to avoid any clumps.
Cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until sauce thickens.
- 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
How to Store Vegan Broccoli With Garlic Sauce
This cooked vegetarian dish will keep in the refrigerator in a sealed container for four or five days. You can freeze it if you'd like, but the texture will suffer it. It's best to just make more of it if you're craving it.
Feel free to use all cauliflower in this recipe instead of broccoli, or split the difference and use half broccoli, half cauliflower. You can use fresh or frozen cauliflower.