Looking for a healthy, low-calorie, vegetarian dish to mix up with your Almond Brothers whole blanched almonds? Give this spicy treat a try with only 179 calories and 6 grams of protein.
Makes 4 servings
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, halved
¼ cup whole blanched almonds
8 cups assorted vegetables, thinly sliced (choose from carrots, mushrooms, bell peppers, snow peas, celery, broccoli and green beans)
1/3 cup water
3 Tbsp. gluten-free soy sauce (or Tamari sauce)
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 tsp. hot chili sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil and the garlic in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
Add almonds; cook and toss about 8 minutes, until lightly browned, removing garlic after 4 minutes.
Remove almonds with slotted spoon; set aside.
Add the remaining oil to skillet; increase heat to high and add vegetables.
Stir-fry, tossing often about 5 minutes until crisp-tender.
Reduce heat to medium.
In small bowl combine remaining ingredients except salt and pepper; mix thoroughly.
Add soy sauce mixture; cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper.
Mix in almonds.
Serve with steamed rice.
This recipe is packed with fiber and vitamin E.