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Vegetable stir fries make quick, healthy and delicious weeknight dinners, so we are bringing you some of the best vegetarian stir fry recipes out there to add to your menu!

We all love a good Chinese take-out once in a while, but they are usually stuffed full of salt, sugar and monosodium glutamate (MSG), making them super unhealthy.

However much I wish I could eat take-out noodles every night of the week, my body would not stand for it!

Luckily, these vegetarian stir fry recipes can rival any take-out and are far healthier and cheaper (stir fries make amazing cheap vegetarian meals – check out the peanut stir fry here!).

If you find yourself craving take away or are disappointed by the vegetarian options at your local take-out, try one of our vegetable stir fry recipes instead! You will not be disappointed.

Different options for veggie stir fries

What’s more, veggie stir fries are so versatile!

Once you know how to stir fry vegetables and how to make an easy vegetarian stir fry sauce, you can really have fun choosing different vegetables, protein and carbs.

Our list of best vegetarian stir fry recipes includes tofu stir fries, stir fry recipes with noodles, stir fry recipes with rice, even with quinoa!

And as for vegetables, you can use almost any vegetable for stir fries; the sky is the limit!

And for all you vegans out there, most vegetarian stir fries are vegan stir fries too.

Veggie stir fries from across Asia!

So many countries have their own versions of stir fries.

We have found recipes from Thailand, Korea, Singapore and even India, so you might discover some new variations of stir fry that you didn’t know existed!

1. Vegan Vegetable Lo Mein

Check out the recipe here
4.76 from 29 votes
Protein: 19g
Calories: 466kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: easy, delicious, quick to prepare

Delicious Fake Lo Mein. You’ll find all ingredients in a regular supermarket. Just as delicious as the original and ready in only 20 minutes.

2. 30 Minute Stir Fry Vegetables

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: ASimplePalate
Bonus: a tasty and flexible recipe

Enjoy takeout at home with quick & easy stir fry vegetables in a delicious sweet and gingery sauce. A great way to load up on vegetables for an easy dinner or make for weekly meal prep.

3. Teriyaki Pineapple Rice with Veggies

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: CookEatLiveLove
Bonus: exciting flavours and quick prep

A quick and easy one pot dish with lots of flavor and tons of healthy ingredients (if you like this, try our other vegetarian one pot meals now!). An amazing combination that is salty with a little bit of sweet.

4. Quinoa Stir Fry

Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: AnnaBanana
Bonus: full of veg, crunchy and colourful

Quinoa stir fry with toasted cashew nuts and vegetables, plus delicious lime and garlic dressing! Ideal super-clean lunch or dinner!

5. Dragon Noodles

Check out the recipe here
4.75 from 12 votes
Protein: 13g
Calories: 575kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: quick, spicy and full of flavour

Fiery Dragon Noodles. Our tasty take on the insanely popular and easy spicy Asian dish. The perfect recipe for using up leftover pasta or noodles!

6. Veggies with Black Bean Sauce

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: TheKitchenGirl
Bonus: quick, easy and packed full of veg!

Everyday veggies are sautéed and quickly simmered in Chinese black bean sauce. The sweet, spicy, and savory flavors will make you want to eat ALL your vegetables!

7. Vegan Japchae (Korean Glass Noodles)

Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: SixHungryFeet
Bonus: gluten-free, source of protein

A vegan alternative to the traditional Japchae using tofu as the main protein. If you are looking for a gluten-free stir fry noodle dish packed full of veggies and flavour, Japchae should definitely be your choice!

8. Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry

Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: DriveMeHungry
Bonus: super quick and full of flavour

Try this easy and fast recipe for vegetarian Thai basil tofu stir fry aka Tofu Pad Krapow (more veggie tofu recipes this way!). Stir fried ground tofu with garlic, ginger, and veggies in a spicy, savory soy sauce!

9. Napa Cabbage & Mushroom Stir Fry

Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: TheYummyBowl
Bonus: Simple, healthy, vegan

Thinly sliced cabbage sautéed with mushrooms in a light and flavorful Chinese-inspired stir fry sauce. This vegan, quick, healthy dinner will become your go-to easy veggie recipe.

10. Corn & Eggplant (Aubergine) Stir Fry

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: KitchenFlavours
Bonus: sweet and crunchy, can be served as a main, side or snack

Baby Corn & Capsicum (Eggplant/Aubergine) Stir Fry is a quick, easy and spicy dish which pairs perfectly with fried rice or any flavored rice.

11. Tofu Peanut Stir Fry

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Rhian’sRecipes
Bonus: Vegan, Gluten Free

This Peanut Tofu Stir Fry is super flavourful, really easy to make and makes a perfect quick yet healthy dinner!

12. Simple Teriyaki Stir Fry

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: DebraKlein
Bonus: Vegan, gluten-free, delicious

Simple teriyaki stir fry. A nutritious meal. Easy Recipe Loaded with Veggies.

13. General Tso’s Chickpea Stir Fry

Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: EatWithClarity
Bonus: quick and full of protein

This General Tso’s chickpea stir fry is a vegetarian take on your favorite Chinese take-out dish (check out these other vegetarian Chinese recipes to make at home – it’s easier than you think!)! It’s naturally gluten free, ready in just 30 minutes and a total family favorite.

14. Stir Fry Beans with Coconut

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: UrbanFarmie
Bonus: healthy, quick, delicious and versatile

Green beans stir fried with coconut, and rich Indian spices – this South Indian dish is a healthy way to enjoy a stir fry with some rice or flatbread and comes together in just 30 minutes!

15. Chinese Tomato & Egg Stir Fry

Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: HalicopterAway
Bonus: healthy, lots of protein, speedy

Juicy, sweetened tomatoes blend seamlessly with fluffy scrambled eggs to create a colorful and flavorful dish. This healthy and satisfying stir fry brings out the tang of fresh tomatoes with just a dash of sugar.

16. One-pan Singapore Vermicelli Noodles

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: BelatedBrewery
Bonus: fragrant and satisfying

Deliciously spiced vegan Singaporean vermicelli with seasonal ingredients, ready to take your wok to the next level!

17. Veg Chow Mein

Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: Something’sCooking
Bonus: healthy take on a classic dish

Vegan stir-fried noodles loaded with veggies and sauces! One of our favourite vegan Chinese vegetarian stir fry recipes (vegan stir frys over this way btw)!

18. Vegetarian Pad Thai with Halloumi

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: HappyVeggieKitchen
Bonus: healthy and full of fresh flavours

An easy recipe for vegetarian pad Thai inspired noodles with halloumi! Using all supermarket staple ingredients, this spin on pad thai is bursting with flavor and makes for a healthy weeknight dinner.

19. Vegetarian Red Curry Stir Fry

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: HappyKitchen
Bonus: Vegan, gluten-free, paleo

Easy and wholesome Vegetarian Red Curry Stir Fry Recipe makes for a nutritious weeknight dinner ready in just 30 minutes (more quick veggie meals this way)! It’s also vegan, gluten free and paleo, not to mention flavorful and easy to make!

20. Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce

Check out the recipe here
4.83 from 69 votes
Protein: 21g
Calories: 604kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: creamy, rich and delicious

A delicious peanut sauce compliments this fantastic stir fry with simple to follow cooking tips. Beginner friendly and super quick to make!

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes
Servings:2 people


For the peanut sauce

For the stir-fry

  • 2 tbsp peanut oil (sunflower oil will do too.)
  • 1 clove garlic (peeled and diced)
  • 1 piece ginger, fresh (thumb sized, peeled and grated)
  • 1 onion (peeled and diced)
  • 2-3 cups vegetables, fresh or frozen (choose your favourite: broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, etc.)
  • 1 big handful snow peas (or sugar snap peas)
  • 6-8 baby corns
  • 4.5 oz noodles (I love glass noodles as they’re really quick to cook and taste great!)
  • 1 handful peanuts


  • 1 stick lemongrass



  • Get all ingredients ready and in one place. Thaw the frozen veggies (with a microwave or by taking them out of the freezer early enough).
  • Chopping time: chop the snow peas, baby corn and onion. Dice the garlic and ginger.
  • For the sauce: grab a large bowl and chuck in the peanut butter, soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce, water, syrup. Mix well with a spoon ‘til it’s a nice and creamy sauce. Optionally, throw in the lemon grass.
  • Cook the noodles so you have them at hand when the stir-fry comes together. When ready, drain and rinse under cold water (they’ll stick together less).

Now you’re ready to wok and roll:

  • In a wok or large pan heat the oil until it starts smoking.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, onion, sugar snaps and baby corn
  • Around 40 seconds later add the thawed veggies. (If you just use fresh veg, throw in everything at once).
  • Stir it well for about 4-5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat a little and add the sauce and noodles. It’ll quickly begin to boil.
  • Make sure it’s all nice and creamy. Add a little more water, if not!
  • Add some peanuts
  • Let it simmer for another 3-5 minutes.
  • Fish out the lemon grass before serving (it’s only for the flavour, not for eating!!)
  • Done!


IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: You need to check out our delish Fake Lo Mein. Also make sure to try this Pasta Salad with an Exquisite Peanut Sauce, if you like this Asian kind of touch!


Nutrition Facts
20 Best Vegetarian Stir Fry Recipes
Serving Size
422 g
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hopefully this list of vegetarian stir fry recipes has helped inspire you to start experimenting with a vegetable stir fry recipe (if you liked it, there are plenty of stir fries in these veggie Asian recipes!). Let us know what tasty dishes you come up with in the comments!

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  1. I really loved the way you incorporated exciting ingredients like noodles and eggs into your vegetarian recipes. My initial assumption about vegetarian recipes was that they only use vegetables, making them feel a little boring and plain for my kids to eat. Now that I know there are recipes like this out there, I’ll look for more vegetarian recipes and slowly add them to my list of meals to feed my kids.

  2. 5 stars
    Love this roundup collection, amazing work! Thank you so much for including my recipe 🙂

    1. It’s a pleasure to share your recipe, Julia! I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did!