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5 Minute Stir Fried Garlic Pea Shoots

5 Minute Stir Fried Garlic Pea Shoots are a rocking side dish with naturally sweet micro greens, garlic and has many health benefits.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Vegetables
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 2
Calories: 129kcal
Author: HWC Magazine


  • Olive oil – 1 tablespoon (or oil of choice)
  • Garlic – 3-4 fresh cloves peeled and minced (1 clove peeled and sliced and fried for garnish-optional)
  • Pea shoots – 1 large bunch washed well, ends trimmed and tougher stems removed (if stems are tough then remove all stems and just use the pea leaves)
  • Salt and white pepper – to taste
  • Sesame oil – 1 teaspoon


  • Place your olive oil in a wok or frying pan. Add 2-3 cloves of minced garlic and sauté just until aromatic. Add your pea shoots, salt and pepper to taste and cook for about 2 minutes or until wilted but bright green. Drizzle with sesame oil. Toss and remove from wok.
  • If you like extra fried garlic, place the slices of garlic in the pan and fry just until golden (optional) Place your fried garlic garnish on top of your stir-fried pea shoots.
  • Enjoy!


Pea Shoots are considered a cooling vegetable in Traditional Chinese Medicine so combining it with warming garlic brings balance to the dish. Our Introducing the Five Energies of Food post explains this in more detail if you would like to know more.


Serving: 2g | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2.4g | Fat: 10g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 2.1g