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Broccoli and Mushroom Stir-Fry with Oregano (Mediterranean Style)

A delicious and nutritious meal, this lectin-free broccoli and mushroom stir-fry with oregano is an easy side or main dish to put together. Ready in ten minutes, this meal is fresh, tasty, healthy and affordable.

Recently I went to a Greek restaurant in my home town in Romania and I picked a side dish from the menu. It was a mixture of sauteed vegetables, with olive oil and oregano. When I eliminated all the nightshades in the dish – the eggplant, zucchini, and peppers – I was left with broccoli, mushrooms, and carrots.

I don’t know how good the original version is, but my three veggies meal was so delicious and satisfying, even my husband wanted to have some.

So I decided to recreate that dish and have it more often at home. Sometimes we try so much to create fancy meals that we forget the simplest and most available combinations and cooking techniques. This is great as a main dish if you are vegan, add some feta cheese on top if you are vegetarian, or serve it as a side dish with chicken or meat.

I love to break my fast with this broccoli and mushroom stir-fry as it is, add some resistant starch as green plantains, sweet potato or millet, or even serve with scrambled or a fries egg next to it.

I did add some pine nuts for a little crunch and texture, other nuts can be used too. You can finish it with some good quality balsamic vinegar, or use some lemon juice for a little bit of acidity.

The shopping list for broccoli and mushroom stir fry with oregano

It is that easy. To make it easy for you, here is a shopping list for this dish. As per the serving size or the quantity, this is one of those meals that you can have as much as you need to. It also depends if you have it as a main dish or as a side dish. The quantity I share here makes about 2 servings.

For a similar combination of vegetables, but with Asian flavors, please check our Bok Choi, Broccoli and Mushroom Stir-Fry recipe.

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Broccoli and Mushroom Stir-Fry with Oregano (Mediterranean Style)

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By Claudia Curici Serves: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes

A delicious and nutritious dish, this broccoli and mushroom stir-fry with oregano is an easy side or main dish to put together. Ready in ten minutes, this meal is fresh, tasty, healthy and affordable.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 broccoli crown (about 15 small florets)
  • 8 medium brown mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 small carrots, sliced at an angle
  • 3, 4 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • lemon juice
  • one small handful of pine nuts
  • one small handful of chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

1

Heat (on medium heat) a big skillet with extra virgin olive oil and add the broccoli, mushrooms, carrots and the smashed (but whole) garlic cloves. Stir well so the veggies get coated with oil. Sautee on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the skillet gets very dry.

2

Add a little bit of water so the veggies don't burn or stick to the bottom. Add the oregano, pepper and salt. Let the veggies cook with the steam from the water. It takes about 10-15 minutes in total or until the broccoli and carrots are done to your likeness (you can always add a few extra tablespoons of water).

3

In the meantime toast the pinenuts in a separate skillet, on low heat for a few minutes until they form golden-brown spots and are fragrant.

4

Add the pine nuts, fresh parsley, and a squeeze of lemon or a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

5

Serve as a main meal or as a side.

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