Carrot Snow Pea and Celery Stir Fry

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Asian-Style Carrot, Snow Pea Stir Fry

 

Call me crazy, but I like my vegetables to taste like vegetables.  Pure and simple. And this recipe for Carrot Snow Pea and Celery Stir-Fry does not disappoint.

 

Carrot Snow Pea and Celery Stir Fry cooked

 

While I occasionally use a sauce, I usually want the vegetable to be a low-fat, low-calorie, healthy addition to dinner.  This recipe for Asian-Style Carrot Snow Pea and Celery Stir Fry is a great addition to any Asian inspired meal, including my Chinese-Style Baked Chicken Thighs.  

 

I like my vegetables to taste like vegetables

 

Carrot Snow Pea and Celery Stir Fry in a fry pan

 

These vegetables are easily prepped while the chicken cooks. Blanch them in some boiling water, cool them down by plunging in an ice-bath; (this not only helps the vegetables retain their bright colors and also keeps them from absorbing too much oil when cooking in the stir-fry) pop them into a hot pan to stir-fry with a bit of sesame seed oil.  Top with toasted sesame seeds, and it’s a tasty, healthy, colorful addition to your plate.

Carrot Snow Pea and Celery Stir-Fry

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces snow peas, cut into a julienne
  • 2 large carrots, peeled, cut into lengths about the same as the snow peas, and cut into a julienne (when cutting carrots it's always best to cut a little piece off one side to make a shelf, this keeps the carrot from rolling when you cut it. )
  • 1 - 2 stalks celery, sliced on the diagonal into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 teaspoon grapeseed or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seed oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, (optional)
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion tops, (optional)

Method

Step 1

Prepare the vegetables. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil, add the carrots and snow peas, blanch 1 - 2 minutes. Immediately drain and run cold water over or plunge into an ice bath. Allow to drain.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the carrot, celery and snow peas, stir, tossing the vegetables with the oil for about 2 - 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Season with salt and pepper, toss with the sesame seeds and onions if using. Serve.

 


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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.
  • Calories
    62
  • Fat
    2g (trace Sat, 1g Mono, 1g Poly)
  • Protein
    2g
  • Carbohydrate
    9g
  • Dietary Fiber
    3g
  • Cholesterol
    0mg
  • Sodium
    299mg

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