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Ginger Garlic Stir Fried Vegetables #Recipe

The girls and I all had colds this week. Summer colds are no fun! For whatever reason colds just seem worse in summer than in any other season. I didn’t feel like cooking of course, but the kids started to get hungry so I bucked up and made a huge batch of chicken to last us a couple of days. Hubs kindly took over and threw together some Chinese style ginger and garlic stir fried vegetables to complete the meal. I decided to share his recipe with you because it was just that good!

ginger garlic stir fried veggies

He used the veggies we had in our fridge, but of course you can use whatever you have available. This time he used carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini, and snap peas.

This yummy ginger garlic sauce was made paleo-friendly and gluten-free by substituting arrowroot starch for cornstarch, and using coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.

Start by dissolving your arrowroot starch in the cold water. Then add the coconut aminos, Chinese cooking wine, raw honey, minced garlic, chili paste, rice vinegar, and fish sauce. Mix everything up well. Feel free to omit the fish sauce if you want this to be a vegetarian dish.

Drop a couple tablespoons of coconut oil in a wok over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, throw in the carrot slices and stir fry for about 5 minutes until they soften a bit. Next put in the cauliflower and cook another 2-3 minutes. Finally, add the zucchini, broccoli, and minced ginger and stir fry everything for another 5 minutes. If you’re using different vegetables, add the hardest vegetables first as they’ll take the longest to cook.

Once the veggies are cooked, pour the sauce over the vegetables and add the snap peas. Stir fry everything in the sauce for a couple more minutes so the sauce is hot and veggies are well-coated. We served this with leftover chicken and enjoyed every bite.

Thankfully the kids are on the mend now, and I’ve been able to empty my pockets of all the snotty tissues I was carrying around. Ahh, the joys of parenthood. At least it wasn’t the flu, right?

Ginger Garlic Stir Fried Vegetables


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 carrots
  • 1/2 small head cauliflower
  • medium head of broccoli
  • 1/2 zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 cup snap peas


  • 4 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot starch
  • 4 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese cooking wine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce or paste
  • 4 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce optional


  • Chop vegetables into bite size pieces and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix arrowroot starch into the cold water until starch is dissolved. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients and stir until well-mixed.
  • Heat coconut oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is shimmering, add sliced carrots and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add cauliflower and cook 2-3 minutes. Next add broccoli, zucchini, and minced ginger.
  • Stir fry vegetables until soft, about 5 more minutes.
  • Pour sauce over vegetables and add snap peas. Stir fry for two more minutes, ensuring veggies are well-coated in sauce.


Omit fish sauce for a vegetarian dish. Substitute honey with maple syrup or another sweetener for vegan option.
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  • This sounds so good! I needed something for tomorrow’s dinner. This is now on the menu! Thank you so much for sharing at Nomday Monday!

  • Love a good garlic veggie stir fry! Looks incredible! I’d most likely have more garlic….always add more garlic lol.

    • Yep! I often use a little more garlic than the amount I give in my recipes, because I know most people wouldn’t like it as garlicky as we do. Go nuts!

  • I love anything with garlic in it! I am definitely going to have to make this…look delish! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  • I LOVE garlic, I can’t wait to try this recipe. I might go over board on the garlic though πŸ˜‰

  • I’m loving all that garlic. We use garlic in everything we can. And lots of it. Isn’t garlic good for fighting off a cold? Maybe that’s why everyone is feeling better? Haha!
    Thanks for linking up this week, Olivia.

    • Yes! Hubs and I are both big fans of garlic (luckily…). I’d heard that about garlic too, better stock up!

  • Mmmm….I need to serve my family more veggies so this is great. I could easily add chicken to make it a main dish πŸ™‚

  • This is awesome! I was hoping you’d post a vegan/vegetarian friendly dish seeing as I recently converted πŸ™‚ Thanks, going to omit the honey and fish, look forward to trying it!

    • Yes! You can easily leave out the fish sauce, and any sweetener would be fine. Try a couple of tablespoons of sugar and adjust it to taste.

  • I made this tonight as a side dish and made a lot of substitutions and it still turned out so good!! Thanks again for sharing πŸ™‚

  • This looks like the best stir fry recipe I’ve seen yet. YUM!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at DDT this week!

  • Not really to much to say about this other than yummy!! now this is one dish my hubby would even eat, he is worse than a child at being a picky

  • Ginger and garlic. Sounds delicious. Nice to make a dish like this at home instead of take out.

  • oh my goodness!! this looks absolutely delicious! I am always looking for different ways to do veggies especially with my daughter being so picky with them so i cannot wait to try this out. yummm

  • I love this vegetable stir fry.I have book-marked it for future reference.Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

  • This Ginger Garlic Stir fried Garlic vegetables sounds like a wonderfully delilcious and healthly reciipe. It would be a good aaccompanient to roast pork or fish as well as chicken. I love stir fries and this sounds like the healthiest recipes that \i have ever read.

  • I love a nice Chinese stir fry, I do my veg very similar and enjoy every mouthful. I do add bean sprouts to mine, much to my son’s disgust πŸ™‚

  • At least once a week my husband asks for a meatless dinner. I find it so hard to come up with new recipes that we will enjoy. This one looks good and we will try it. I need to find arrowroot starch..I’ve never heard of it before

  • Thanks for the great recipe it was delicious,i think my problem making this was i was never adding enough garlic