Vegetable Lo Mein Recipe (VIDEO) (2024)

This Vegetable Lo Mein Recipe is prepared in just 20 minutes! Soft egg noodles loaded with mushrooms, broccoli, pepper and carrots in a flavor-packed sauce.

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what is lo mein?

Lo mein is a classic Chinese dish consisting of egg noodles. The noodles are often accompanied by vegetables and/or meat or just plain lo mein noodles.

This homemade Vegetable Lo Mein is amazing. Packed with so many vegetables, Chinese egg noodles and a flavorful classic lo mein sauce, you’ll never want to order lo mein at a restaurant again. The dish is so quick to make at a fraction of the price of carryout.

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how to make vegetable lo mein?

  • Cook noodles. Cook the noodles according to package instructions. Drain once cooked and close lid to keep the noodles warm.
  • Cook vegetables. Meanwhile, prepare the vegetable. Cut broccoli into medium/large florets. Quarter the mushrooms and cut carrots and pepper into thin strands. Add all the vegetables to a skillet and cook until desired tenderness. Stir in the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant.
  • Prepare sauce. Whisk together the ingredients for the sauce. Add sauce to vegetables and add the noodles. Cook until sauce begins to bubble and pasta is reheated. Serve immediately.

how to make lo mein sauce?

This lo mein sauce is amazing and so quick to prepare. It adds so much flavor the vegetable and noodle lo mein.

To make the lo mein sauce, whisk together the sesame seed, honey, Sriracha, chicken broth and cornstarch until well combined. TIP: The sauce does have a bit of a kick to it from the Sriracha, if you don’t like spicy food, leave it out completely or add less.

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frequenlty asked questions-

Can I prepare lo mein in advance?

Yes! You can prepare lo mein in advance one of two ways. Option 1: Completely prepare the dish and reheat to serve. Option 2: Cook noodles, saute vegetables and prepare sauce keeping everything separate. Then just combine and cook before serving.

Where to buy mein egg noodles?

Mein noodles are located in the Asian aisle in most grocery stores. You can also order them online. THESE are the noodles we usually purchase and have also tried THESEwith great results.Vegetable Lo Mein Recipe (VIDEO) (4)

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Can you freeze lo mein?

I would not recommend freezing the vegetable lo mein.

Can meat be added to the vegetable lo mein?

Yes, most definitely. You can add chicken, shrimp or beef to the dish with wonderful results. TIP: I’d highly recommend making a portion and a half of the sauce (or doubling the sauce) if you’ll be adding protein so the noodles aren’t dry.

Can I use different vegetables?

Yes, you can totally substitute with your favorite vegetables. Snow peas, baby corn, green beans, onion would all work great in the lo mein.

Can I substitute Chinese lo mein noodles?

Though the Chinese egg noodles have a distinct taste and texture, they can easily be substituted for Ramen noodles or spaghetti (even angel hair).
Ramen noodles- Cook according to package instruction and continue with the recipe, just don’t overcook the pasta, it will become mushy.
Spaghetti noodles- Cook according to package instructions and continue with the remaining instructions.

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We love this recipe, like BIG time. If your kids don’t care for vegetables, just prepare theirs plain and load on the vegetables for yourself, ha! No reason to limit yourself because of the kids’ undeveloped taste buds ;). You can also add chicken to their plain lo mein for a heartier meal.

try these other easy 30-minute meals:

  • Chicken Carbonara– a wonderful Olive Garden copycat recipe.
  • Cajun Chicken Pasta– so much flavor in one dish.
  • Chicken Wraps– the easiest recipe for lunch or dinner.
  • Philly Cheesesteak– better than a restaurant sandwich.

Vegetable Lo Mein Recipe

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Homemade Vegetable Lo Mein Recipe is prepared in just 20 minutes! Silky egg noodles with mushrooms, broccoli, pepper and carrots in a flavor-packed sauce. This Chinese dish is so much better than takeout.

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes minutes

Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

noodles-

  • 8 oz lo mein noodles
  • 8 oz mushrooms, quartered or halved
  • 1 cup medium broccoli florets
  • 1 large carrot, cut into thin strands
  • 1/2 red pepper, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, grated
  • 2 Tbsp green onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp oil, for sautéing
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, for sautéing

lo mein sauce-

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Instructions

  • Cook lo mein noodles according to package instructions. Drain, cover and set aside to keep warm.

  • Quarter mushrooms. Cut broccoli into medium florets. Cut the carrot into thin strands. Slice pepper into thin strands.

  • In a large skillet, over med/high heat, saute mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, and peppers with oil and butter until fully cooked.

  • In a bowl combine all the ingredients for the lo mein sauce.

  • Once the vegetables are cooked add the minced garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant.

  • Add the lo mein noodles into the vegetables and pour in the sauce.

  • Mix and cook until noodles are reheated. Stir in green onion.

  • Enjoy.

Nutrition

395kcal Calories66g Carbs10g Protein12g Fat4g Saturated Fat15mg Cholesterol1091mg Sodium399mg Potassium3g Fiber21g Sugar3360IU Vitamin A44mg Vitamin C23mg Calcium1mg Iron

  • Full Nutrition Label

Nutrition Facts

Vegetable Lo Mein Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 395Calories from Fat 108

% Daily Value*

Fat 12g18%

Saturated Fat 4g25%

Cholesterol 15mg5%

Sodium 1091mg47%

Potassium 399mg11%

Carbohydrates 66g22%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 21g23%

Protein 10g20%

Vitamin A 3360IU67%

Vitamin C 44mg53%

Calcium 23mg2%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

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    • Loretta

    Shouldn’t you use vegetable broth instead of chicken since you are calling this vegetable lo mein? I use the vegetable all the time, has a better taste than chicken

    Will try this but no chicken broth

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    • Marchelle

    I love making in recipe. but I did use gluten free spaghetti and made my own soy sauce gor the no sodium.

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      • Valentina’s Corner

      That’s great, Marchelle. I’m sure the lo mein was just as delicious with gluten-free pasta.

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    • Gertrude Henderson

    I’m going to be making it for the first time cause I love lomein noodles

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      • Valentina’s Corner

      Gertrude, I hope you love this recipe.

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    • Andrée Paradis

    Very easy and quick. A little on the salty side so use low sodium soya sauce or less regular soya sauce.

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      • Valentina’s Corner

      Yes, low sodium soy sauce is a great in the sauce.

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      • Marchelle Twite

      there is a recipe on pintrest to make a soy sauce substitute contains no sodium.

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    • Joann

    This is the very best Asian dish I’ve ever made. The sauce is perfect and love the mix of vegetables. Thanks!!

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      • Valentina’s Corner

      Joann, thank you so much for trying our lo mein, I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. 🙂

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    • Patti

    Very good and versatile; used veggies that I had on hand and linguini noodles. Really liked the sauce, too. Thanks for your post.

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      • Valentina’s Corner

      Patti, thank you for trying our vegetable lo mein recipe! So glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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FAQs

Vegetable Lo Mein Recipe (VIDEO)? ›

Lo mein sauce is made of sesame oil as the base. You can then make it fancy by adding garlic, ginger, and oyster sauce too. Or you can keep it super simple and only add some soy sauce and olive oil.

What is vegetable lo mein sauce made of? ›

Lo mein sauce is made of sesame oil as the base. You can then make it fancy by adding garlic, ginger, and oyster sauce too. Or you can keep it super simple and only add some soy sauce and olive oil.

What makes lo mein taste so good? ›

The defining feature of any lo mein dish is the sauce, so make sure you take the time to get it right. Using dark soy sauce will give the lo mein color and a bolder taste while adding light soy sauce will give the dish some extra saltiness and flavor without staining the noodles darker.

What gives lo mein its smoky flavor? ›

The best kind of restaurant-style stir-fried lo mein is subtle in flavor, with plenty of wok hei, the smoky flavor that results from the powerful flame of a restaurant wok burner licking up and over the back of the wok, singeing the oil and noodles.

What is the difference between vegetable chow mein and vegetable lo mein? ›

The biggest difference between chow mein and lo mein lies in the translations of their names: chow mein is fried, and lo mein is tossed. The experience is somewhat different between the two. Lo mein tends to be saucier and more toothsome, with a texture some describe as “slippery” because of the noodles' softness.

What is a good replacement for oyster sauce? ›

Soy sauce is the most common alternative to oyster sauce.
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Mar 1, 2024

Can I use spaghetti noodles for lo mein? ›

15 Minute Lo Mein! Made with just soy sauce, sesame oil, a pinch of sugar, ramen noodles or spaghetti noodles, and any veggies or protein you like. SO YUMMY!

What are the best noodles to use for lo mein? ›

You want to buy an egg noodle or pasta that's relatively thin and has some tooth. Some common names will be lo mein, chow mein, egg noodles or pancit noodles. Most markets have Japanese yaki soba noodles in the cold case, and those would work perfectly.

What is inside hoisin sauce? ›

Hoisin is made with sugar, water, soybeans, salt, sweet potato, sesame seeds, cornstarch, garlic, wheat flour, chili pepper and spices.

What is hoisin sauce used for? ›

Hoisin sauce is a thick, fragrant sauce commonly used in Cantonese cuisine as a glaze for meat, an addition to stir fry, or as dipping sauce. It is dark-coloured, sweet and salty. Although regional variants exist, hoisin sauce usually includes soybeans, fennel, red chili peppers, and garlic.

How to make bland lo mein taste better? ›

Give your lo mein a quick taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking. Add more salt, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, or white pepper according to your preference. Plate your lo mein and serve with homemade chili oil or hot sauce on the side!

How do you make stir fry taste like a restaurant? ›

How do I make stir fry like in an asian restaurant?
  1. Use a hot seasoned wok. ...
  2. tenderize/velvet your meat by letting it sit in a egg white/corn starch mixture before boiling/deep frying. ...
  3. Cook your meals on high heat and do not add too much at once.
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What is the difference between chow mein and lo mein flavor? ›

The fried noodles then cook with the other components so the flavors marry, the fried crispy noodles soften slightly in the sauce, and the fried taste of the noodles permeates the whole dish. This gives chow mein its characteristic chewy texture and fried flavor. Lo mein, however, is not fried.

Is vegetable lo mein healthy for you? ›

This vegetable lo mein recipe is much healthier than takeout. One bowl is only 335 calories with 16 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber. Plus, it's a fantastic source of vitamins and minerals from all the veggies.

Is lo mein healthy for you? ›

Worst: Lo Mein

The noodles are made from white flour, which raises your blood sugar faster than fiber-rich whole grains. Plus, they're cooked with oil and soy sauce, so you get extra fat and sodium. Can't pass it up? Order the vegetable version, and only have half the order.

Which is healthier vegetable fried rice or vegetable lo mein? ›

Lo Mein is a healthier option than Fried Rice for a variety of reasons. For starters, it can be a good source of protein, especially when combined with lean proteins like chicken, beef, shrimp, or tofu. Protein is necessary for muscle building and repair, as well as for keeping you full for longer periods of time.

What are vegetable lo mein noodles made of? ›

What is vegetable lo mein made of? Noodles: You can really use any noodle, but whole-wheat spaghetti adds extra fiber. Mushrooms: Stem and thinly slice shiitake mushrooms. Bell Pepper: Any color bell pepper will work if you don't have red.

What does lo mein sauce taste like? ›

What does Lo Mein taste like? Lo Mein is slightly sweet and savory because garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and oyster sauce are tossed lightly with a sesame oil base during the cooking process.

Is vegetable lo mein healthy from Chinese restaurant? ›

Vegetable lo mein, which typically consists of spaghetti-type noodles and vegetables with a soy-based sauce, can fit into a healthy diet if you watch your portion size. The vegetable version is lower in calories than the house version, which can have as many as 1,100 calories per order.

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