I love finding quick and easy dinner recipes that are also healthy and filling. As a busy working parent, there are many nights where I need a meal on the table fast after a long day. That’s where this garlic broccoli stir fry with chickpeas comes in so handy. It only takes about 30 minutes to throw together from start to finish.

I was first introduced to this stir fry a few years ago by a friend who is a vegetarian. She brought it over for a weeknight dinner one evening when I was feeling too tired to think of what to cook. I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical at first since I’m not usually a big fan of broccoli. But from the first bite, I was hooked! The broccoli is perfectly crisp-tender and flavored with the bold garlic and spices. Combined with the protein-packed chickpeas, it leaves me feeling fully satisfied.

1. Garlic Broccoli Stir Fry With Chickpeas Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (optional for a touch of sweetness)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat.

Add the minced garlic to the skillet and sauté for about 1 minute, or until fragrant and golden.

Add the broccoli florets to the skillet and stir fry for 3-4 minutes until they turn bright green and become slightly tender.

In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey or maple syrup (if using), red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.

Pour the sauce mixture over the broccoli in the skillet and stir well to coat the florets evenly.

Add the cooked chickpeas to the skillet and continue stir frying for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the broccoli is cooked to your desired level of crispness.

Remove the skillet from heat and let it sit for a minute to allow the flavors to meld together.

Serve the Garlic Broccoli Stir Fry With Chickpeas hot, garnished with sesame seeds if desired.

The secret to the success of this recipe lies in the balance of ingredients. The garlic adds depth and richness, while the broccoli provides a fresh and vibrant crunch. The chickpeas, packed with protein and fiber, lend a satisfying heartiness to the dish. The soy sauce-based sauce ties it all together, infusing each bite with umami goodness.

This Garlic Broccoli Stir Fry With Chickpeas is not only a treat for the taste buds but also a wholesome and nutritious choice. The combination of vegetables and legumes ensures a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a balanced and nourishing meal.

Feel free to customize the recipe to your liking. You can add extra vegetables such as bell peppers, carrots, or snap peas for additional color and texture. If you prefer a spicier kick, increase the amount of red pepper flakes. Don’t be afraid to let your personal tastes and creativity shine through.

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Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

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