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Asparagus Stir-Fry With Black Bean Sauce

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $1.68

$1.68 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 vegetarian,vegan,dairy-free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian,vegan side dish
spoonacular Score:37%

Spoonacular Score: 37%

 

Need a gluten free and vegan side dish? Asparagus Stir-Fry With Black Bean Sauce could be a tremendous recipe to try. For $1.5 per serving, this recipe covers 12% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 112 calories, 4g of protein, and 5g of fat. A mixture of asparagus, soy sauce, slivered almonds, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. This recipe from Foodista has 1 fans. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 44%. This score is good. Try Stir Fried Shrimp & Asparagus in Black Bean Sauce, Stir-fry Broccoli With Black Bean Sauce, and Beef Stir-fry With Black Bean Sauce for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
14 oz
14 oz trimmed asparagus
trimmed asparagus
0.25 cups
0.25 cups black bean sauce
black bean sauce
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp canola oil
canola oil
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp cornstarch
cornstarch
2
2  garlic cloves
garlic cloves
3
3  ginger
ginger
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps mirin
mirin
some
some red pepper flakes
red pepper flakes
3
3  scallions
scallions
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp slivered almonds
slivered almonds
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps soy sauce
soy sauce
1 cup
1 cup vegetable broth
vegetable broth
14 oz trimmed asparagus
14 oz
trimmed asparagus
0.25 cups black bean sauce
0.25 cups
black bean sauce
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 Tbsp
canola oil
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp
cornstarch
2  garlic cloves
2
garlic cloves
3  ginger
3
ginger
2 Tbsps mirin
2 Tbsps
mirin
some red pepper flakes
some
red pepper flakes
3  scallions
3
scallions
1 Tbsp slivered almonds
1 Tbsp
slivered almonds
2 Tbsps soy sauce
2 Tbsps
soy sauce
1 cup vegetable broth
1 cup
vegetable broth

Equipment

slotted spoon
slotted spoon
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
slotted spoon
slotted spoon
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. In a small bow, mix mirin or wine with cornstarch until smooth; set aside. In another small bowl, mix black bean sauce with garlic and ginger; set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick frypan over medium heat. Add black bean mixture; cook, stirring constantly until well blended, about 1 minute. Add broth and soy sauce; cook, stirring, about 1 minute.
  3. Increase heat to medium-high. Add asparagus and scallions; cook, stirring, until vegetables are crisp-tender, 3-4 minutes. Add additional broth or water if necessary to prevent sticking.
  4. With slotted spoon, transfer vegetables to serving platter. Reduce heat to medium. Add cornstarch mixture to pan; stir until sauce thickens, 1-2 minuites. Pour sauce over asparagus and sprinkle with almonds. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes if desired.

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.68
Ingredient
14 ounces trimmed asparagus
¼ cups black bean sauce
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 garlic cloves
3 ginger
2 tablespoons mirin
some red pepper flakes
3 scallions
1 tablespoon slivered almonds
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 cup vegetable broth
Price
$3.52
$0.80
$0.04
$0.03
$0.13
$0.12
$0.25
$0.41
$0.24
$0.18
$0.24
$0.76
$6.72

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can reduce your sodium intake by choosing lower-sodium soy sauce.

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a gluten-free soy sauce!

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • get more health tips

Cooking Tips

  • Corn starch, potato starch, arrowroot powder, and tapioca powder are all comparable in terms of thickening ability, so you can usually substitute them 1:1. Flour, on the other hand, is only half as effective, so if you are using flour instead of corn starch or one of the others named, you'll need to use twice as much.

  • Size doesn't matter (when buying asparagus). Look for firm, straight stalks and an even green color. Leave limp and otherwise sad looking asparagus behind. Store in the fridge, but use within a few days.

  • Corn starch can be added directly to cold liquids, but to avoid lumps corn starch must be mixed with a cold liquid (usually water or stock) before it can be added to hot liquids like soup or gravy. This mixture of corn starch in a cold liquid is called a "slurry."

  • Keeping ginger on hand all the time doesn't mean you have to buy bottled ginger. Instead, freeze fresh ginger whole and grate what you need while its still frozen.

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Green Tips

  • According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), asparagus is one of the "cleanest" vegetables when it comes to pesticide residue, so you do not necessarily need to buy organic asparagus.

  • According to the Non-GMO Project, about 90% of the canola oil in the United States is made from genetically modified rapeseed, so if this issue is important to you be sure to buy certified organic or certified GMO-free canola oil!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
127 Calories
5g Protein
5g Total Fat
16g Carbs
6% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
127
6%

Fat
5g
9%

  Saturated Fat
0.46g
3%

Carbohydrates
16g
6%

  Sugar
6g
8%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
1385mg
60%

Alcohol
0.85g
5%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
5g
11%

Vitamin K
64µg
61%

Vitamin A
1558IU
31%

Vitamin E
3mg
21%

Iron
3mg
18%

Fiber
4g
18%

Manganese
0.35mg
17%

Folate
61µg
15%

Copper
0.27mg
13%

Vitamin B2
0.21mg
12%

Vitamin B1
0.17mg
11%

Vitamin C
7mg
10%

Potassium
328mg
9%

Vitamin B6
0.19mg
9%

Phosphorus
89mg
9%

Vitamin B3
1mg
9%

Magnesium
31mg
8%

Zinc
0.81mg
5%

Calcium
48mg
5%

Selenium
3µg
5%

Vitamin B5
0.36mg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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