Veggie Lo Mein brings unbelievable food to your table in under 30 minutes. Love slurpy, noodle-y goodness? This quick and easy meal is sure to please.
If you haven’t already tried our beef lo mein dish, it’s a meat-lover’s dream.
Veggie Lo Mein isn’t just for vegetarians. It’s a great, light weekday lunch or quick dinner. The kicker? You can pack a TON of fresh produce in this dish and your kids won’t even notice. Yes, it’s that good…
What is Lo Mein?
If you haven’t tried lo mein before, you are probably wondering what exactly it is. In short, lo mein is a stir-fried noodle dish that hails from the street food scene in China. Long, soft noodles are tossed with a savory and sweet sauce and either beef or chicken and a ton of veggies. The end result is a bowl of slurpy deliciousness!
How To Make Veggie Lo Mein
Ingredients for Veggie Lo Mein
Here, I will provide the basic ingredients for my Veggie Lo Mein. Feel free to bulk up the recipe with more veggies. You can add some fresh ginger, cabbage, bok choy, baby corn, mushrooms or even jalapeños to spruce things up. Here are the components I can’t live without:
- Lo Mein Noodles: Most grocery stores will carry lo mein noodles in the Asian aisle. You can find these wheat and egg based noodles dried or fresh. If you get lucky, you will find fresh lo mein noodles in the refrigerated section (sometimes in the produce aisle, sometimes in the Asian aisle).
- Broccoli: There’s just something about the way that the broccoli sucks up the flavors of the lo mein sauce. There’s a reason this veggie is a staple in Chinese cooking!
- Bell Peppers: Sweet, red bell peppers not only add a wonderful flavor to this dish, they also add a great pop of color.
- Onion: Use yellow or white for this dish.
- Carrots: You can shred carrots yourself or buy them pre-cut “julienne style”. These thin pieces stir fry much better than thick chunks.
- Garlic: It may be tempting to use garlic powder — but refrain! The fresh stuff is a must in Chinese cooking.
- Lo Mein Sauce: This sauce may taste complex, but it is actually super easy to make. Using just a few Chinese staples, you can make this a restaurant-quality dish.
Tips For the Best Veggie Lo Mein
- Layering is Key. It might be tempting to dump all of your ingredients in the pan at one time. But, in order for this dish to cook evenly, you need to cook all the veggies separately.
- Opt for Sesame Oil. It might feel natural for you to reach for olive oil when you are getting ready to stir fry. Try using sesame oil instead to add a wonderfully nutty flavor to your dish.
- Garnish it Up. Chop up some fresh green onions and sprinkle them on top right before serving.
How to Make Lo Mein Sauce?
A Few Other Asian Dishes to Try
- Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken – If this already isn’t one of your favorite Chinese takeout dishes, get prepared to fall in love with this tangy chicken.
- Egg Noodle Soup – A simple egg drop soup warms the soul. This is one of my favorite comfort foods.
- Korean Air Fryer Pork Ribs – These savory morsels come out tender and juicy in just a matter of minutes.
- 8 oz lo mein noodles (cooked according to package instrucitons)
- 1 large carrot julienne
- 1 cup broccoli chopped
- 1 large red bell pepper sliced
- 1 medium onion sliced
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp oil for frying
- In a bowl combine together broth, brown sugar, sesame oil and soy sauce. Whisk until everything comes together. Set aside.
- In a preheated skillet with oil, fry carrots until golden brown. Remove and set aside. Repeat this with onions, broccoli and bell peppers. Cooking veggies separately creates the best flavors.
- Add all vegetables back to the skillet. Press garlic into the vegetables and toss everything together.
- Add lo mein noodles and sauce. Toss together and let lo mein cook for 3-5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and serve right away.