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Veggie Lo Mein

5 from 4 reviews

Looking for a healthy meal that’s substantially satisfying but doesn’t require oodles of time or energy?! This veggie lo mein is it! This 15 minute lo mein is loaded with fresh veggies and tons of flavor – but is simple enough to throw together on a busy weeknight!

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cups bite size pieces of broccoli
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup shelled edamame, frozenĀ 
  • 8 oz. lo mein noodles (cooked according to package directions)
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • optional garnish: fresh chopped cilantro and sesame seeds

For the sauce:

Instructions

  1. While you’re cooking the noodles according to package directions, heat olive and sesame oils in a large saute pan over medium high heat.
  2. Add broccoli, red pepper, cabbage, carrots and edamame to the pan and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 4 minutes.
  4. Combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, hoisin, garlic powder, ground ginger, and a pinch of fresh cracked pepper in a small measuring cup.
  5. Strain cooked noodles and add them along with the sauce mixture to the pan and turn heat to low.
  6. Toss to coat everything in the sauce and cook for one minute. Garnish with cilantro and sesame seeds and enjoy!

Notes

Feel free to add chicken breast or ground pork if you want some extra protein. My husband’s favorite thing to say about any vegetarian meal I make is, “This would taste good with chicken.” And he’s right – this would taste good with chicken. I’d recommend sauteing it in the pan before the veggies with oil and a splash of soy sauce and then just following the recipe as written. Ground pork is actually one of my favorite things to add to this dish when I have some leftover. It really pairs well with the Asian flavors in this meal!

Switch up the veggies based on your personal taste or what’s in your fridge. I often make this lo mein with just broccoli. I LOVE LOVE LOVE broccoli and I’ve usually got a head of it in the crisper waiting to be devoured. Truth be told, this recipe is actually my favorite way to enjoy broccoli. All broccoli love aside, use whatever your family likes or use this meal to clean out your fridge and add whatever you’ve got!

Don’t overcook the veggies. My biggest mistake with this recipe is that sometimes I walk away from the stove and let the veggies go for too long. 4 minutes is just enough to leave them tender crisp – meaning they are tender enough to eat, but they still have just a bit of a bite to them. No one wants to eat floppy veggies, so set your timer for 4 minutes and stay by the stove!

Keywords: stir fry noodles, stir fry veggies, veggie stir fry