Ginger and Lemon Vegetable Stirfry

I would like to introduce my 2nd favourite vegetable side dish. My first is a simple coconut coleslaw which I will be sharing with you later. You know those times when you just know that if you are left alone with that pot of delicious jollof rice you just cooked, you’ll finish it? Never fear, this will help fill part of your tummy so you don’t over grub (you just gauge…lol)

Ginger and lemon Vegetable Stirfry

Ginger and Lemon Vegetable Stirfry

Honestly, this is so tasty, and so filling, if you’re not careful, you won’t be able to eat the jollof rice. To make this extra kid-friendly, add a teaspoon of honey with the lemon juice. Picky kids won’t be able to stop themselves from wolfing this down. It’s THAT good!

The lemon lends the vegetables a slight (very slight) tang, and everything is gingery and spicy. The carrots come out very sweet and tender too. I could go on waxing lyrical about this dish but, by the time you finish reading the post, you’ll be too tired to get up and make your own (and that would defeat the whole purpose, wouldn’t it?).

Making Ginger and lemon Vegetable Stirfry

You can make this a dish on its own, just throw in some chopped cooked meat, or some shrimp (I LOOOOOOOOVE SHRIMP, by the way) and chow down to your heart’s content.

A side is always a good idea, always a way to help us eat more veggies than we already do. make this, and enjoy!

Ginger and Lemon Vegetable Stirfry

Ginger and lemon Vegetable Stirfry Recipe

This serves 4


  • 3 large carrots, cut diagonally
  • 100g of green beans, cut
  • 1 large green bell pepper, sliced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 inch piece of garlic, minced
  • 2 atarodo/scotch bonnet, chopped
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of dry basil
  • 1-2 teaspoons of honey (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil


Heat oil in a wok over medium heat for 20 seconds. Add ginger and onions. Sautee for 2 minutes.

Add atarodo, green pepper, carrots, and green beans, and sautee for 3 minutes.

Add soy sauce, lemon juice, honey ,and basil, and stir. Leave to simmer for 2 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!


Hi, my name is Chidinma. I’ve been happily married for 4+ years (actually almost 6 years now), and my husband and I have been trying to have our own children for almost all the time we’ve been married, with no success…yet. We haven’t lost hope (far from it), and we believe it will happen very soon.

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ipio - April 30, 2016

yummy yummy, please send me some from your plates. lol

    Chidinma - April 30, 2016

    Na wetin you dey talk small small? DHL on its way to you!

ify - May 3, 2016

Pls chi i want recipe for ice cream home made, thanks, ify

ify - May 4, 2016

No, my former neighbor used to make ice cream in a bowl then, some do it without ice cream maker, i need the recipe and method pls. Thanks n God bless.


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