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By: Chef Laura Bonicelli

I always pull out this recipe when the snap peas first show up at the markets. My Summer Vegetable Stir-Fry is a delicious, quick, and healthy meal. 

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summer stir-fry

about Summer Vegetable Stir-Fry

Summer Vegetable Stir-Fry is a flexible recipe. There’s enough sauce to add an optional protein, my favorite is baked tofu, but you can leave a protein out if you want or replace the amount with other vegetables. The snap peas make the dish, giving it that unmistakable “summer is finally here” quality.

I like to have a few healthy and quick meals in my back pocket during the week; this recipe fits that bill perfectly. Preparing and cooking the dish takes less time than the brown rice in your rice cooker. Summer Vegetable Stir-Fry is the kind of recipe I like to recommend to people that have CSAs. It helps save you from the “what am I going to do with all of this zucchini?” moments. 

               putting the Summer Vegetable Stir-Fry together

There are a few things that set the Summer Vegetable Stir-Fry sauce apart. First of all, I added miso. Miso has a fermented quality because it is fermented, which adds depth to the sauce. I’m also using a little honey to round out the saltiness and, finally, the ginger. It’s a healthy dose of ginger, which I love!

There’s not much that can go wrong with the Summer Vegetable Stir-Fry, except overcooking the vegetables. Less is more in stir-frying time, and once the vegetables are cooking, they’ll keep cooking while you heat and thicken the sauce. Short cooking time preserves the crunch and the color of all the vegetables, particularly the snap peas. Snap peas are edible and delicious raw; they require very little cooking time.

Eat well and have fun!

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Step by Step Instructions

Summer Vegetable Stir-Fry

Summer Vegetable Stir-Fry

© Chef Laura Bonicelli
I always pull out this recipe when the snap peas first show up at the markets. Stick to the cooking times; the vegetables should be crisp and bright.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Dish - Vegetarian, MM-Blue
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6
Calories 174 kcal


  • wok or large skillet



  • 1/4 cup tamari
  • 1 tablespoon miso
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • 2 tablespoons peanut or canola oil
  • 1 bunch spring onions sliced, white and light green parts only
  • 4 cloves garlic minced


  • 1 large zucchini halved lengthwise then sliced
  • 1 yellow summer squash halved lengthwise then sliced
  • 8 ounces snap peas cleaned
  • 1/2 cup chopped raw walnuts


  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 8 ounces cooked protein of your choice optional


  • cooked short-grain brown rice for serving
  • cilantro and basil leaves


  • Whisk together sauce ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add in the onions and stir-fry for about two minutes, until starting to soften. Add the garlic and stir-fry for one additional minute.
  • Add in the zucchini, squash, snap peas, and walnuts; stir-fry for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the cherry tomatoes and cooked protein. Push the vegetables up the side of the wok or pan; add in the reserved sauce and stir until bubbly and thickened. Toss everything together. Serve over rice.

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Calories: 174kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 5gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 656mgPotassium: 392mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 712IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 2mg
Keyword snap peas, yellow squash, zucchini
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