Feb 22

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Broccoli Stir Fry with Ginger and Garlic Sauce Recipe

Broccoli Stir Fry with Ginger and Garlic Sauce Recipe

My recipe for Broccoli Stir Fry with Ginger and Garlic Sauce is easy and healthy. The broccoli pieces has great flavor and tenderness without being drenched with a too salty or too oily sauce. This broccoli stir fry recipe is a lightened up and healthier version than what you can order at a Chinese restaurant and you can serve it as a delicious side dish for your next Allergy Aware Asian Fare meal.

My mom and mother in law were at my house recently and they were talking about how delicious Chinese restaurant style broccoli stir fry tastes in dishes such as broccoli beef. The broccoli pieces are bright green, lightly cooked, and still very tender. The florets soak up the sauce like an artist’s brush soaks up paint to tickle our palette. I don’t know how Chinese restaurants do it, but my broccoli stir fry recipe comes close to capturing all of the goodness of Chinese restaurant cooked broccoli without the excessive saltiness and oil.

Broccoli Stir Fry with Ginger and Garlic Sauce Recipe

Allergy Aware Sauces

The broccoli stir fry recipe as written is free of the top 8 allergens (except for coconut) and is a nut-free, soy-free, seafood free recipe.

A more traditional broccoli stir fry recipe would use soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil to create a sauce: 1 Tablespoon soy sauce + 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce + 1 teaspoon sesame oil + 1/2 teaspoon sugar + 2 teaspoon water + 1 teaspoon cornstarch.

  • If you are allergic to soy, use a soy sauce alternative.
  • If you are allergic to seafood, simply omit the oyster sauce and use an extra teaspoon of soy sauce (or alternative).
  • If you are allergic to both soy sauce and shellfish, try making a batch of top 8 allergen free soy-free soy sauce.
  • If you are allergic to sesame, then simply omit.
  • If you’re new to Nut Free Wok or wondering what which brand of ingredients that I use, be sure to read What’s In Nut Free Wok’s Cupboard.

Cooking tip: to quickly mince ginger or garlic, smash the whole garlic or piece of ginger with the side of cleaver (left in the photo below), then gather up the pieces and cut crosswise (right). Run the cleaver through the chopped pieces a few times and you will quickly have a mince in just a few minutes (not shown, but you get the idea!)..

Broccoli Stir Fry with Ginger and Garlic Sauce Recipe


Broccoli with Ginger and Garlic Sauce Stir Fry
Recipe type: Vegetable Side Dish
  • 2 tablespoons coconut amino
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 bunch of broccoli (about 1 pound)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (1 teaspoon)
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, minced (1 teaspoon)
  • 1 scallion, chopped (1 tablespoon)
  1. Combine coconut amino, sesame oil, and cornstarch in a small bowl.
  2. Cut broccoli florets into 1 inch, bite sized pieces.
  3. Peel broccoli stems and cut into ¼ inch rounds.
  4. Fill a 4 qt (medium) pot halfway with water and bring to boil, then add broccoli pieces and blanch for 1 minute.
  5. Drain the broccoli in a colander and rinse with cold water, drain.
  6. Heat up a large frying pan or wok at medium-high heat until a drop of water sizzles.
  7. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and swirl pan to coat.
  8. Add garlic and ginger, stir fry for 1 minute until fragrant.
  9. Add scallions, stir fry for 30 seconds and add broccoli pieces, stir fry for 1 minute.
  10. Stir the coconut amino and cornstarch mixture and add to the broccoli stir fry.
  11. Stir fry until the broccoli is heated through and the sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes.
  12. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving bowl.
See the original blog post on how to adapt the recipe for your allergies. A more traditional broccoli stir fry recipe would use soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil to create a sauce: 1 Tablespoon soy sauce + 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce + 1 teaspoon sesame oil + ½ teaspoon sugar + 2 teaspoon water + 1 teaspoon cornstarch.


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  1. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    I love a good Broccoli Stir Fry!!! delicious!

  2. Danelle

    Looks delicious!

  3. Keeley McGuire

    Looks delicious! I’ll have to give this one a try soon!

  4. Melissa @ My Whole Food Life

    Broccoli is one of my faves, so I will be trying asap!

  5. Megan @ MegUnprocessed.com

    This is my kind of recipe! The sauce sounds delish!

  6. Rachel

    MMmmmm, I LOVE broccoli. This looks great!

  7. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)

    I love this garlic sauce!

  8. Serena (Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch)

    The whole family will love this! Looks so good!

  9. Christie

    I love that sauce recipe! We’ll be trying this out for sure!

  10. Wanda Lopez

    We all love broccoli! This sauce combination sounds amazing.

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you, ginger and garlic are a classic combo!

  11. Andrea Prudente

    What brand of coconut amino and sesame oil do you use that are nut free? Nut free lines?

    1. Sharon Wong

      Please take a look at my “cupboard” and be sure to check with the manufacturers before using anything.

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