Some of us “reward” ourselves with takeout on the weekends, when the paycheck is fresh and we’ve got money to spare, but you know what?

I’ve always liked to break the rules.

Making your own “takeout” at home tastes superior to any MSG-laced concoction you could get down the street, is overall better for your health, and can be served any day of the week!

You don’t need a bunch of stir-fry sauces or exotic ingredients to get a mouth-watering dinner either. All you need is 30 minutes to spare, which is one of the main reasons I LOVE this “Broccoli in Garlic Sauce”: it’s simple and quick to execute, making it a win-win on any weeknight!

On those nights when you’re just too tired to go the extra mile, try this EASY homemade takeout instead!

Especially on rainy days, this is the perfect remedy to get you feeling nice and cozy. When serving my own homemade takeout, I love pulling out the chopsticks and fancy dishware to make it fun and extra special for the kids. Sometimes I’ll even turn on Asian-style music and light candles for the ultimate ambiance, and other times…

Well, I’ll just turn on a good episode of Seinfeld instead and watch Elaine attempt to steal eggrolls:

But you want to know the BEST part of all?

“Broccoli in Garlic Sauce” is a traditional favorite on any Chinese takeout menu, so you don’t have to use substitutions, or convince your family to “try this vegan meal (pretty please)”. There’s no tofu or unfamiliar ingredients to taste test, and it’s 100% gluten-free.

No frying here: roasted broccoli is all you need to make this dish really pop.

And don’t forget the health benefits you receive from stuffing your face with a generous amount of broccoli and garlic.

Garlic is one of my favorite medicinal herbs, as it can help combat colds, reduce blood pressure, and improve cholesterol. Broccoli, on the other hand, is rich in fiber, and can help strengthen bones, control diabetes, improve your immune function, and even reduce the risk of cancer.

Truly, this is simplicity at its best.

This week, grab just 30 minutes and make some easy vegan takeout…and don’t forget the chopsticks!

30 Minute Vegan Takeout: Broccoli in Garlic Sauce (Gluten-Free!)

Ingredients:

For the Broccoli-

  • 2 large heads of broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets (about 10 cups total)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast (optional, but adds a lovely flavor)
  • Himalayan pink salt and pepper

For the Sauce-

  • 3/4 C filtered water
  • 3 Tbsp tamari sauce (a gluten-free alternative to soy sauce, feel free to use either one)
  • 1 Tbsp sriracha (omit or use less if sensitive to spicy foods)
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Extras-

  • 3 C cooked jasmine rice
  • Sliced green onions for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Cook rice according to package.
  2. Spread broccoli florets onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with nutritional yeast. Season generously with pink salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until fork tender and slightly browned on top.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Whisk together the first five ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  5. In a large skillet, cook garlic in olive oil on medium heat, until soft and lightly browned. Add sauce mixture, and stir until thickened. Turn down to low until the broccoli is finished.
  6. Once the broccoli is ready, transfer to the skillet. Stir until all the broccoli is coated evenly with the sauce. Turn off heat.
  7. Serve with cooked rice and sliced green onions, if using.

Enjoy!

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30 Minute Vegan Takeout: Broccoli in Garlic Sauce (GF!)
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
For the Broccoli
  1. 2 large heads of broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets (about 10 cups total)
  2. 2 Tbsp olive oil
  3. 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast (optional, but adds a lovely flavor)
  4. Himalayan pink salt and pepper
For the Sauce
  1. 3/4 C filtered water
  2. 3 Tbsp tamari sauce (a gluten-free alternative to soy sauce, feel free to use either one)
  3. 1 Tbsp sriracha (omit or use less if sensitive to spicy foods)
  4. 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  5. 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  6. 3 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
  7. 1 Tbsp olive oil
Extras
  1. 3 C cooked jasmine rice
  2. Sliced green onions for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Cook rice according to package.
  2. Spread broccoli florets onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with nutritional yeast. Season generously with pink salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until fork tender and slightly browned on top.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Whisk together the first five ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  5. In a large skillet, cook garlic in olive oil on medium heat, until soft and lightly browned. Add sauce mixture, and stir until thickened. Turn down to low until the broccoli is finished.
  6. Once the broccoli is ready, transfer to the skillet. Stir until all the broccoli is coated evenly with the sauce. Turn off heat.
  7. Serve with cooked rice and sliced green onions, if using.
  8. Enjoy!
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18 comments

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I love Broccoli in Garlic sauce and totally agree about making it at home is better I am definitely trying this recipe Randi

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This does look really really good. The addition of jasmine rice is a great touch. MSG gives both Hubs and I serious stomach aches so I prefer home made as well. Thank you for the recipe.

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I absolutely agree that making our own “takeout” at home tastes superior to any MSG-laced concoction we could get down the street, is overall better for your health–I mean, what’s in that mysterious takeout garlic sauce anyway? I am so delighted that you shared your homemade “takeout” Broccoli with Garlic Sauce recipe with us at the Plant-based Potluck Party. I’m pinning and sharing this.

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Thank you Deborah! I appreciate the share:) Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get to make this!

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Pinning to give this one a try! Sounds great!

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Thank you Roseann!! I’d love to hear how it turns out!

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I love the look of this dish Randi I am loving these Vegan dishes and my heart is happy eating them

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Thanks so much Amber!

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This looks so delicious, and I love how simple it is!

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Thank you Jasmine!

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I love anything that takes only 30 minutes. And this looks delicious. Thank you for sharing!

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Thank you Elaine!

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I don’t like Chinese take out. But this looks so good. And I am with you. We can make our own Chinese style or any other cuisine dish without adding unhealthy stuff:)

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Thanks Uma- yes homemade is always best!

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We’re big Seinfeld fans over here, so that totally made me laugh! This recipe looks wonderful!

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LOL, awesome!! Glad I could make you smile:)

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+100000 for broccoli!!! This looks delicious!

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Thank you Stephanie!

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