Ginger Broccoli & Mushroom with Sesame Seeds

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ginger broccoli & mushroom stir fry

Do you need a quick lunch or dinner idea?

I was craving a warm meal with some veggies for lunch the other day. But, in between the baby class, breastfeeding and prepping puree for the baby first meals, there's never much time to prepare anything for me!This tasty and healthy meal will sort you out in minutes. It's filling, has only a few ingredients and tastes delicious. Especially if you love soy sauce and ginger :) It's also perfect for when you're pregnant - one bowl is packed with nutrition and fiber.

Why I love this recipe

  • ready in under 10 minutes

  • nutritious and versatile (great for lunch or dinner)

  • provides a healthy portion of greens

  • my favorite ginger/ soy dressing combo

  • high in protein (around 6-7 g per portion)

  • rich in vitamin C, B6, and fiber

The below ingredients should make enough for 2 meals or 2 people. Here we go!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

  • 3 large mushrooms, thick slices

  • 3/4 small head of broccoli (around 1.5 cups, packed), cut into florets

  • 1 tsp of fresh ginger, grated

  • 1 tbsp tamari (soy sauce) (add more if needed)

  • 1 tsp of garlic chili sauce

  • 1 heaped tbsp of sesame seeds, more for topping

  • 5-6 tbsp of water (or more; you want to keep it all juicy in the pan

  • )1/2 lime, juiced

  • sea salt, pepper to taste

  • a handful of fresh coriander (optional)

  • spinach/ kale/ greens of choice OR brown rice/quinoa for a more hearty meal (and extra protein and fiber)

  • optional extras (if you've got extra time): sliced red onion, garlic, zucchini, fresh chili

Method

  1. Prepare the broccoli and mushrooms - I like the slices to be quite chunky.

  2. Wash your greens and put them in the bowl; you can drizzle with a bit of flaxseed oil or olive oil and lime juice.

  3. Heat up a pan and put oil into it, keep a medium heat. Toss in the mushrooms and broccoli, add some salt and pepper to taste. Stir-fry for a few minutes, to have the veggies softened a bit.

  4. Add tamari sauce, chili garlic sauce, ginger, and pepper. Add some salt, if you'd like it saltier. Stir to combine and continue with medium heat for another 2-3 minutes.

  5. In the end, stir in the lime juice and add sesame seeds. Stir-fry for another minute (you want to broccoli to still be a bit crunchy, not mushy).

  6. Add a portion of the stir-fry onto the bed of greens, sprinkle with extra sesame seeds and coriander (optional). Dig in!