This Vegetable Lo Mein recipe is so tasty and easy to make! You can make it under 25 minutes, has loads of healthy vegetables, and an authentic Asian flavor, merely the best!
This recipe is
- Simple and easy to make
- Vegan friendly
- Gluten-free friendly
Main ingredients for this recipe
- Noodles: You can use gluten-free noodles, vegan noodles, or egg noodles.
- Chinese cabbage
- Spring onions
- Bean sprouts
- Lo Mein sauce: A combination of soy sauce, vegetarian oyster sauce (or dark soy sauce), water (or vegetable broth), chili sauce, and sesame oil.
How to make this recipe
Start by making your sauce. Mix the soy sauce(or tamari), oyster sauce, vegetable broth, chili sauce, and sesame oil in a small bowl and set aside.
Boil your noodles or spaghetti according to package instructions. Heat a little bit of olive oil in a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the garlic and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
Then, add the carrot and cabbage stalks and sauté for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. After that, add the bean sprouts and cabbage leaves and saute for 2 minutes. Next, add the noodles and stir to incorporate everything.
Finally, add the sauce and toss it around to combine. Serve in a plate, or a bowl garnished with chopped chives or chopped green onions.
Tips for making this recipe
- Prepare your veggies ahead so they are ready to go before start stir-frying them. This dish is so quick to make! So make sure you have all the vegetables ready to go into the wok, so you don't burn them between steps.
- Make sure your wok is hot before start cooking. It will make sure that your veggies will cook faster and won't stick to the bottom of the pan.
- Don't overcook the vegetables. The vegetables should be crispy, so make sure you stir fry them until they are tender but not so soft.
- Feel free to add chili sauce to your taste if you love spicy food. If you are a fan of spicy food, feel free to adjust your dish's spiciness by adding some drops of chili sauce while adding the Lo Mein sauce into the wok.
What is Vegetable Lo Mein?
Lo Mein is a Chinese dish traditionally made with egg noodles. You can add vegetables, seafood, or meat.
What is the difference between Lo Mein and Chow Mein?
The main difference between Lo Mein and Chow Mein is in how the noodles are prepared.
Lo Mein noodles are boiled to achieve a soft texture, and Chow Mein noodles are stir-fried to achieve a crispy texture.
You can serve both with different types of veggies.
Is Vegetable Lo Mein vegan?
The traditional Lo Mein dish is not vegan as it contains egg noodles and tends to have meat or seafood.
But if you're a vegan, that is no issue at all! You can replace the egg noodles with vegan spaghetti or vegan noodles and use just vegetables!
You can also opt for gluten-free spaghetti or noodles to make this meal as healthy as possible!
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Vegetable Lo Mein
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Main
- Method: Stir-Fry
- Cuisine: Chinese
This vegetable Lo Mein recipe is so easy to make and perfect to cook in under 25 minutes!
Lo Mein Sauce Ingredients
- 4 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
- 2 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce or dark soy sauce
- 3 tbsp vegetable broth or water
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- ⅛ tsp chili sauce
Lo Mein Ingredients
- 7 oz egg noodles, vegan noodles, gluten-free noodles, or spaghetti (200 g)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 green onions, chopped (45 g)
- 2 cups thinly sliced bok choy or another type of cabbage (80 g)
- 2 cups thinly sliced Chinese cabbage (80 g)
- 1 cup julienned carrots (100 g)
- 1 cup bean sprouts (75 g)
- Mix all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
- Cook your noodles or spaghetti according to package instructions.
- While the noodles are cooking, prepare all the vegetables. Mince the garlic, chop the spring onions, thinly slice the cabbage, and julienne the carrots.
- Heat a large skillet or a wok over medium-high heat, and when hot, add the olive oil.
- Add the garlic and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Then add the cabbage stalks, carrots, and stir-fry for 3 minutes or until the vegetables are tender but still crispy. Stir frequently to prevent burning. Next, add the cabbage leaves and spring onions and saute for 2 minutes.
- Add the noodles and combine everything.
- Next, add the sauce and toss continuously to combine.
- Serve with sesame seeds or chopped green onions on top to garnish.
Prepare your veggies ahead, so they are ready to go before start stir-frying them: This dish is so quick to make! Have all the vegetables ready to go into the wok to make sure you don't burn them between steps.
Ensure your wok is hot before starting cooking: It will ensure that the veggies will cook faster and won't stick to the bottom of your pan.
Don't overcook the vegetables: The vegetables should be crispy, so make sure you stir fry them until they are tender but not so soft.
Feel free to add chili sauce to your taste if you love spicy food: If you are a fan of spicy food, please adjust your dish's spiciness by adding some drops of chili sauce while adding the Lo Mein sauce into the wok.
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