Are you looking for a simple and satisfying meal that can be enjoyed on any occasion? Look no further than Vegetable Lo Mein! This popular Chinese dish combines flavorful noodles, crisp vegetables, and a savory sauce to create a meal that is both delicious and versatile.
Whether you're hosting a dinner party, craving a quick weeknight meal, or seeking a dish to bring to a potluck, vegetable lo mein is sure to please. It makes for a fantastic main course during lunch or dinner, providing a satisfying and flavorful meal. You can even enjoy vegetable lo mein as a cold noodle salad during hot summer days. Its adaptability ensures that it can be enjoyed year-round and for any occasion.
Vegetable Lo Mein
Vegetable lo mein is flavorful and satisfying. The combination of soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and vinegar creates a delicious and well-balanced sauce that coats the noodles and vegetables, delivering a burst of flavors in every bite.
This delicious dish is quick and easy to prepare. It comes together in a matter of minutes, making it an ideal choice for busy individuals who crave a delicious homemade meal without spending hours in the kitchen.
Learning how to stir-fry is a valuable skill that goes hand in hand with preparing vegetable lo mein. Stir-frying involves cooking ingredients quickly over high heat while constantly stirring to ensure even cooking. It allows you to retain the vibrant colors and crispness of the vegetables, resulting in a visually appealing and delicious dish. Mastering stir-frying techniques will not only enhance your vegetable lo mein but also open doors to a wide range of stir-fry recipes that you can enjoy.
- Uncooked ramen or Lo Mein noodles
- Soy sauce
- Sesame oil
- Green onions chopped
- Red bell
- Snow peas
- Coleslaw mix
- Cashews or peanuts
Keep scrolling to find a full, printable recipe with a detailed ingredient list.
- To make vegetable lo mein, start by cooking the noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set them aside.
- In a small bowl or mason jar, mix together soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and vinegar.
- In a large skillet or wok over medium heat, add light oil and sauté the white parts of green onions, bell pepper, and snow peas until tender-crisp.
- Then, add coleslaw mix and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Incorporate the reserved noodles and stir to combine.
- Pour the soy sauce mixture into the pan, stir well, and remove from heat. Adjust the saltiness with soy sauce if needed.
- Serve the vegetable lo mein topped with green onion (green parts) and cashews or peanuts.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can buy Lo Mein and ramen noodles near other shelf-stable Asian food items. They are straight and about 5 inches long and come with multiple 1-inch thick bundles in a package. You certainly could use the ramen noodles that are wavey that come with the flavor packet, but it’s not going to look like Lo Mein you get for take-out. Look for the more authentic stuff! It has a great texture and isn’t expensive.
Absolutely! You can substitute regular noodles with gluten-free alternatives such as rice noodles or gluten-free lo mein noodles. Additionally, be sure to use gluten-free soy sauce to maintain the dish's authenticity.
The great thing about vegetable lo mein is that you can easily customize it to your liking. Feel free to add or substitute different vegetables based on your preferences. Broccoli florets, carrots, bean sprouts, or mushrooms are excellent additions that can enhance the dish's flavor and texture.
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Vegetable Lo Mein
- 12 ounces uncooked ramen or Lo Mein noodles see notes
- 5 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons vinegar I like rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoons light oil like vegetable, canola, or avocado oil
- 5 green onions chopped (green parts separated from white parts)
- 1 large red bell pepper thinly sliced
- 1 cup snow peas 4 ounces
- 1 bag coleslaw mix 14 ounces
- 1 cup cashews or peanuts
- Cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
- While the noodles cook, mix together the soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and vinegar in a small bowl. You can also add them to a small mason jar, pop on the lid, and shake it to combine.
- In a very large skillet, high-sided saute pan, or wok over medium heat, add the light oil.
- When the oil is hot, add the white parts of the green onions, bell pepper, and snow peas. Cook until the vegetables are tender crisp, stirring very often, about 3 minutes.
- Add the coleslaw mix, and cook for an additional 2 minutes or until the cabbage is tender crisp. You can add ¼ cup of water if you need to help the vegetables steam to soften.
- Add the reserved noodles to the pan and stir to incorporate everything.
- Add the soy sauce mixture and stir to combine. Remove from the heat.
- Adjust the salt to taste using soy sauce (if it needs a little more salt, just add a dash more soy sauce).
- Serve topped with remaining green onion (green parts) and cashews or peanuts on top.
- You can buy Lo Mein and ramen noodles near other shelf-stable Asian food items. They are straight and about 5 inches long and come with multiple 1-inch thick bundles in a package. You certainly could use the ramen noodles that are wavey that come with the flavor packet, but it’s not going to look like Lo Mein you get for take-out. Look for the more authentic stuff! It has a great texture and isn’t expensive.
- This is the most flexible recipe ever. You can add protein if you like (shrimp, tofu, chicken, you name it). Just cook it before you add the veggies in the pan with the oil.
- We also like to add cooked scrambled eggs to this dish as the protein.
- You can garnish it with chopped salted peanuts, a squeeze of lime, and chopped cilantro too if you’d like. That’s optional, but really makes it delicious in my opinion.
- I love cooking that cole slaw mix, but you do not have to use that. You can add just about any vegetable that you like. You can use julienned carrots, red peppers, cabbage, mushrooms, zucchini, or broccoli. You want 4 to 6 cups of vegetables total.
- SERVING SUGGESTIONS: This veggie-heavy meal doesn’t need much. If your kids are skeptical about something like this, consider serving it with some hot cooked rice on the side so there’s something they can fill up on.
- We love making fruit on the side more fun by making fruit kabobs. Just use a wooden grill skewer and place strawberries, banana pieces, pineapple, or other favorite fruit on them. This is a great thing for kids to help with while dinner is cooking.
- MEAL PREP: SO much of this one can be prepped ahead of time, and it’ll cut down on cooking time a lot. Mix together the sauce and keep it stored in the fridge. Prep any veggies you are using and keep them stored together in the fridge.
With its flavorful noodles, crisp vegetables, and savory sauce, it's no wonder why people love Vegetable Lo Mein. Whether you're cooking for a crowd or simply looking for a satisfying meal, vegetable lo mein is sure to impress.
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