Stir-fry your way to a delicious (and nutritious!) dinner tonight. Delicate spring ingredients are perfect for sauteing over high heat, and when paired with quick-cooking proteins, meals come together in a flash. Here’s a roundup of our favorite recipes for the season — pick your favorites, then read our tips to stir-frying success.
|Stir-Fried Tri-Tip with Radicchio
When sliced thinly and tossed in a hot wok, tri-tip takes almost no time to cook. Here, it’s paired with wilted radicchio and fresh watercress for an easy but colorful meal.
|Stir-Fried Tofu with Mushrooms and Greens
Tofu makes a great pairing for bold Asian flavors, because it soaks up all the delicious ingredients (think ginger and soy sauce). Serve this dish with a scoop of brown rice.
|Stir-Fried Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas and Lemon
Mint leaves add a fresh and unexpected touch to this simple chicken stir-fry. Sugar snap peas lend a crunchy texture and mild sweetness, too.
|Stir-Fried Shrimp with Snow Peas and Mushrooms
Quick-cooking shrimp works well in stir-fries, but you can leave them out for a satisfying vegetarian dish. Fresh shiitake mushrooms and snow peas give the meal plenty of hearty flavor.
|Stir-Fried Pork and Sugar Snaps with Soba Noodles
Pork is just a flavoring in this dish, filled with sugar snap peas and young green onions. Nutty buckwheat noodles make it ideal for feeding a crowd — try doubling or tripling the recipe.
|Stir-Fried Chicken with Walnuts and Basil
Healthy walnuts are as satisfying as they are rich and delicious. Sliced peppers and wilted fresh basil give the dish a bold, unique flavor.
|Spring Vegetable Stir-Fry
A mix of vibrant greens makes a gorgeous addition to the table. Serve this combination of asparagus, peas, sugar snaps and leeks as a bright side dish, or make it a main course with steamed rice.