12 Vegetable Stir Fry Recipes

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These Vegetable Stir-Fries are a collection of recipes that include a blend of colorful veggies cooked in a variety of delicious sauces. Each one makes a healthy complete meal when served with rice or pasta.

photo collage of vegetable stir fries

We love stir-fries because they’re…

  • Simple to make
  • So versatile
  • Fresh
  • Healthy & filling
  • Rainbow colored
  • Crunchy
  • Saucy
  • Bursting with flavor

Stir-fries are a perfect way to use up that produce in the refrigerator that needs to go quickly. We always have odds and ends that can easily be made into a main dish stir fry.

stir fried vegetables

How do you make a vegetable stir fry?

The great thing about stir-fries is that they are so easy to make. The first step is to simply decide on which vegetables you want to use.

Common veggies that we include in a stir fry are broccoli, carrots, onions, garlic, colorful bell peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, baby corn, and water chestnuts.

Often, we also add tofu, tempeh, or seitan to the recipe to make it even more hearty and able to feed more people.

block of tofu with three chunks in front and mint leaf, chopstick on side

The right stir-fry sauce is important

While the vegetables are cooking, I like to whip up a simple sauce from one of my many Stir Fry Sauces and have it ready to pour over the vegetables once they are slightly tender.

Allow the sauce to thicken and then serve the veggies over rice or pasta.

stir fry sauce with drip in bowl

The recipe card at the bottom of the page has the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions.

Are stir-fries healthy?

Stir fries are very healthy because they are packed with vegetables that are naturally low-calorie and loaded with fiber.

They are a rainbow of color that lets you know they are chock full of phytonutrients and antioxidants that help our bodies to fight disease and promote health.

PCRM nutrition rainbow chart

Tips for vegetable stir-fries

  • Stir-fries are customizable, so use a variety of different vegetables that your family loves.
  • Don’t feel like you have to stick strictly with a recipe. Add whatever you personally like.
  • Don’t overcook the veggies. Mushy is gross!
  • Mix and match different sauces for different meals to keep a variety.
  • Stir-fries usually keep in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.
  • These stir fry meals usually freeze well.

My list of vegetable stir fry recipes continues to grow, so keep watch on my Stir Fry Recipe Page for the latest creations.

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12 Vegetable Stir Fry Recipes

Vegetable stir-fries are meals that come together in no time! Make them a complete meal when you serve them over rice or noodles. Click on each of the photos, recipe titles, or 'Get the Recipe' buttons to see full recipes with ingredients, measurements, instructions, and a print button.

About Terri Edwards

Hi guys! I am the content creator behind EatPlant-Based and a licensed Food for Life instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. I am passionate about sharing healthy recipes and tips to empower others to get healthy.  I’m so glad you’re here! Read More…

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