Pan Fried Vegetables

A Healthy version of stir fried vegetables.
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The perfect crunchy texture, yet tender; these pan fried veggies are a healthier version of stir fry. It’s a quick and easy side dish or make it a lunch or dinner recipe by adding some chicken, shrimps or beef. I like to serve this recipe with my Roasted Duck | Sesame Soy Marinade. I hope you’ll try this recipe and enjoy it as much as we do. Happy Cooking!

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5 from 1 vote

Pan Fried Vegetables

A quick and healthy side dish.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Asian, Chinese, Healthy
Keyword Avocado Oil, Carrots Recipe, Gluten Free Recipes, Pan Fried String Beans, Pan fried vegetables, Sesame Oil, String Beans Recipe, Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Recipe, What seasoning is good for vegetables, What vegetables go with stir fry
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 178 kcal
Author Yasmin Jackson


  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 pound Haricots Vert (French Style String Beans) snip off ends
  • 4 medium carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 small onions peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes can make this optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 scallions sliced diagonally
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves


  1. In a large saute pan, heat the avocado and sesame oil over medium heat.

  2. Add the string beans and carrots. Give it a gentle mix. Turn up heat to medium high. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, mixing once or twice.

    Note: The string beans will start to develop bright green color with a slight charred look.

  3. Add the onions. Give it a quick mix. Add the red pepper flakes, if using, the freshly ground black pepper and the salt. Mix. Cook 2 minutes.

  4. Add in the fresh thyme leaves, garlic and ginger. Give it a quick mix. Cook 1 minute.

  5. Add in the soy sauce. Mix coating the veggies with the sauce. Cook 2 minutes. Mix once or twice.

    Note: The string beans will become bright green, and develops some charred look.

  6. Add scallions and whole basil leaves. Mixing and cook until the basil is wilted. About 1 minute.

  7. Turn off the stove. Transfer to a serving platter. Serve with your favorite entree. Enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Video tutorial available for this recipe – link in summary. This recipe can be made in a wok, if preferred. I used French Style String Beans (Haricots Verts) in this recipe but you can substitute regular string beans. You may need to cook them a minute longer.

I served these veggies with my Roasted Duck | Sesame Soy Marinade

Nutrition Facts
Pan Fried Vegetables
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 458mg20%
Potassium 547mg16%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 11423IU228%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Wonderful salad, it looks so crunchy & delicious, and it sounds simple too.

    1. julietkitchen says:

      Thanks so much.


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