Syn Free Sweet and Sour Vegetables

Sweet and Sour vegetables is a delicious vegetarian dish which can be served with rice or noodles. Syn free, full of speed foods and perfect as part of a Chinese Fakeaway night.

I could eat Chinese food pretty much every day of the week and these Sweet and Sour Vegetables are no exception. This dish is full of flavour and so easy to make. You can customise with any of your favourite vegetables, trying a variety of colours, flavours and textures. Today I have picked Onion, Pepper and Green Beans. But it would work great with Carrot, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Baby Corn… 


  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
  • Easy to make
  • Filling
  • Tangy
  • Full of speedy vegetables
  • Slimming World friendly


Oh absolutely, allow to cool before placing in the freezer (up to 2 months) or in the fridge (up to 3 days). Reheat over the hob OR in the microwave with a few spoonfuls of water.


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Syn Free Sweet and Sour Vegetables

Slimming World Syns: ZERO
Weight Watchers: Coming Soon
Calories: Coming Soon
Course Lunch, Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3


  • 1 Large Onion [Peeled and roughly chopped]
  • 2 Yellow Peppers [Deseeded and roughly chopped]
  • 2 Red Peppers [Deseeded and roughly chopped]
  • 10 Long Green Beans [Sliced into 3 sections]
  • 2 Garlic Cloves [Crushed]
  • ½ tsp Chilli Powder
  • ½ tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Granulated Sweetener
  • 4 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 250ml Vegetable Stock
  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • Pinch Salt


  • In a large pan add onion, peppers, green beans, garlic, chilli and ginger. Pour over 100ml boiling water and a pinch of salt. Cover with a lid and allow to simmer for 5 minutes or until the vegetables have started to soften.
  • Add 250ml boiling vegetable stock. Then stir in rice vinegar, sweetener, soy sauce and tomato puree. Cover with a lid and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and continue to simmer over a medium heat, stiring often until the sauce thickens. Add more water if you feel the vegetables need to simmer for longer.

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