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Quick & Easy Vegetable Lo Mein

Quick & Easy Vegetable Lo Mein - This Quick & Easy Vegetable Lo Mein is vegan, healthy and loaded with veggies and it's super delish!  Lo mein is a very popular Asian take-out food, but you can make the same thing at home with whatever veggies you have on hand and keep in mind, it will be a lot faster than waiting for it to come to your house for delivery or going out to pick it up. #lomein #chinesefood #vegetable #15minutedinner #vegetablelomein #vegan #easydinner #asian
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese
Keyword: healthy vegan recipe, lo mein, vegan lo mein, vegetable lo mein
Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients

Quick & Easy Lo Mein

  • 4 –6 ounces uncooked soba noodles or noodles of choice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or oil of choice
  • 3 cups julienne cut or chopped vegetables we used broccoli, brussel sprouts and carrots
  • Optional: 1 1/2 Tablespoons minced garlic add to veggies when stir frying

Soy Sauce

  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce or soy sauce
  • 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Optional additions to sauce for additional flavor layers: 1 teaspoon sriracha 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon hoison sauce, 1 teaspoon oyster sauce

Instructions

  • Instructions:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar and garlic powder and set aside.
  • In a large pot of boiling water, make sure you cook noodles according to package instructions and drain well when done. (See soba noodle tips below)
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat.
  • Add broccoli, brussel sprouts and carrots.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of water and minced garlic (if using). Continue cooking for 2 more minutes.
  • Stir in soba noodles and soy sauce mixture, and gently toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Tips for cooking noodles: In order to avoid the gummy quality, do not salt the water before cooking to keep them sticking and rinse the noodles immediately after straining them.
After pouring the noodles into a colander, transfer them to a bowl of cold water and whirl them around. Or simply rinse them under running water. Keep them moving in or under water for a minute or so to remove the excess starch that creates that gummy texture.

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 564mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg