Vegetarian Sweet and Sour

  • 5MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 273KCAL

Our delicious Vegetarian Sweet and Sour is slimming-friendly and has all the flavours you’d expect – perfect if you follow Weight Watchers or calorie counting.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories273
  • Carbs15g
  • Protein2g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.2g
  • Sugars10g

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Our delicious Vegetarian Sweet and Sour is slimming-friendly and has all the flavours you’d expect from this favourite Chinese dish – perfect if you follow Weight Watchers or you’re calorie counting.

We’ve previously made this one with Quorn chicken pieces, but you could use a different meat substitute or just add in extra vegetables. Either way, it’s vegetarian friendly – and can be made vegan, gluten free and dairy free too with a few careful substitutions!

A great dish to serve alongside our Vegetarian Sweet and Sour is our Salt & Pepper Chips.

These really do taste as good as they look, and go really well with this and any of our Chinese fakeaway dishes!

What diets is this Vegetarian Sweet and Sour suitable for?

This Vegetarian Sweet and Sour recipe is suitable for vegetarian diets and is dairy free.

It can be made vegan or gluten free as you swap out the following ingredients for vegan and gluten free versions:

  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Dark soy sauce
  • Vegetable stock

Please make sure to double and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Vegetarian Sweet and Sour recipe?

  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Vegetarian Sweet and Sour recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Vegetarian Sweet and Sour recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Vegetarian Sweet and Sour recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

You don’t need to count any Points per portion of this Vegetarian Sweet and Sour recipe!

Do you need any special ingredients to make Vegetarian Sweet and Sour?

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If you are using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.

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We use Sukrin 1 which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories. You can grab Sukrin 1 over on Amazon UK. Sukrin 1 doesn’t have that strange after taste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do! It also shares the exact same sweetness and weight to sugar.

That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.

How many Calories are in this Vegetarian Sweet and Sour?

There are 273 Calories per portion in this Vegetarian Sweet and Sour, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Vegetarian Sweet and Sour is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Start by chopping the onions and peppers. Add to a frying pan laced with low calorie cooking spray, along with the vegetarian chicken pieces (or whatever you’re using) and sweetcorn. Fry until it looks…fried!

Step 2

Meanwhile, prepare the stock by adding to it the pineapple (optional), vinegar, sauces, granulated sweetener and tinned tomatoes. Mix it up and add to the frying pan.

Step 3

Let the mixture boil down for a good 20 minutes or so, this will give it chance to thicken up a little and taste even better.

Step 4

That’s about it! Best served with rice, or just as good on it’s own. Enjoy!

What could I serve alongside this Vegetarian Sweet and Sour?

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How do you know when this Vegetarian Sweet and Sour is cooked?

When in the pan, let the mixture boil down for a good 20 minutes or so – this will give it chance to thicken up a little and taste even better.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Vegetarian Sweet and Sour in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Vegetarian Sweet and Sour in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Vegetarian Sweet and Sour?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following:

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Vegetarian Sweet and Sour?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Vegetarian Sweet and Sour

Our delicious Vegetarian Sweet and Sour is slimming-friendly and has all the flavours you’d expect – perfect if you follow Weight Watchers or calorie counting.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 273
  • Carbs 15G
WW Points
  • 5 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 onions
  • 2 peppers
  • 1 small tin sweetcorn
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • 6 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 4 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash dark soy sauce
  • 400 g vegetarian chicken pieces like Quorn
  • half a pineapple optional
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Start by chopping the onions and peppers. Add to a frying pan sprayed with low calorie cooking spray, along with the vegetarian chicken pieces (or whatever you're using) and sweetcorn. Fry until it looks...fried!
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the stock by adding to it the pineapple (optional), vinegar, sauces, granulated sweetener and tinned tomatoes. Mix it up and add to the frying pan.
  3. Let the mixture boil down for a good 20 minutes or so, this will give it chance to thicken up a little and taste even better.
  4. That's about it! Best served with rice, or just as good on it's own. Enjoy!

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ClareMonday 29th April 2019

Excellent, just made this with Quorn nuggets. Lovely!

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NataleighThursday 14th February 2019

Hi could this be done in the instant pot? Thanks

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