Vegan Dinner Recipes: Veggie Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce


Simple Veggie Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce

Recipe by Marge Wurgel, member of the Plant-Powered Earth Holder Sangha

Makes 4 servings; prep time: 15 minutes; cooking time: 8 minutes 

Prepare all vegetables and measure all ingredients before you start cooking, as the stir-frying happens quickly. If you are really in a hurry, you can stir-fry the main ingredients and at the end just add soy sauce or salt instead of making the sauce, or use a purchased sauce and add just before cooking has completed.

Other vegetables that work very well in stir fry dishes include: green or yellow bell peppers, mushrooms, bok choy, cauliflower, and celery.


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce OR gluten-free tamari
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper (optional)

Stir-Fry Ingredients

  • ¼ cup water or veggie broth (have some extra on hand)
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1-2 cup diagonally sliced carrots, less than 1/4 inch thick 1 large red bell pepper
  • 3-4 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 (16-oz) package extra firm tofu cut into small cubes OR 1 15-ounce can (or 1 ½ cups) of your favorite beans, drained


1. Combine the sauce ingredients, mix well, and set aside. 2. Heat the water/veggie broth in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add veggies and garlic and stir-fry for about 6 minutes or until just crisp-tender (adding extra water/broth, if needed). 3. Add in the tofu cubes or beans. 4. Add the sauce and continue cooking, while stirring, for 1-2 minutes.

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