Veggie Packed Lo Mein is a colourful and nutritious twist on the classic Chinese takeout dish. Bursting with a rainbow of vegetables and flavorful noodles, this recipe offers a delightful way to incorporate more veggies into your diet. By using a mix of fresh vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, and snow peas, along with flavorful sauces and spices, this dish is both satisfying and wholesome. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a healthy meal prep option, this Veggie Packed Lo Mein is sure to become a family favourite.
20 Min Veggie Packed Lo Mein
8 ounces lo mein noodles or spaghetti
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 carrot, julienned or thinly sliced
1 cup snow peas, trimmed
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup sliced mushrooms
½ cup sliced green onions (scallions)
½ cup vegetable broth or water
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce (optional)
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon sesame seeds (for garnish)
Sliced green onions (scallions) for garnish
- Cook Noodles: Cook the lo mein noodles or spaghetti according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- Prepare Sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the vegetable broth or water, soy sauce, oyster sauce (if using), hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, and cornstarch until well combined. Set aside.
- Sauté Aromatics: In a large skillet or wok, heat the sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and ginger to the skillet and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
- Cook Vegetables: Add the sliced bell pepper, julienned carrot, snow peas, broccoli florets, and sliced mushrooms to the skillet. Stir-fry for 4-5 minutes until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
- Combine Noodles and Sauce: Add the cooked noodles to the skillet with the vegetables. Pour the prepared sauce over the noodles and vegetables. Toss well to coat everything evenly with the sauce.
- Finish Cooking: Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens slightly and coats the noodles and vegetables.
- Serve: Transfer the Veggie Packed Lo Mein to serving plates or a large serving dish. Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions (scallions). Serve hot and enjoy this delicious and nutritious homemade takeout favorite!