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15 Minute Vegetable Lo Mein

An easy 15-minute Asian vegetable stir-fry with Chinese lo mein noodles. This Vegetable Lo Mein is a quick dinner recipe or side dish with stir-fry bell peppers, carrots, broccoli, snow peas, and green onions. It's tossed in a delicious Asian stir-fry sauce made with soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil. Plus, use my guide for the best stir-fry meat cuts and vegetables to add.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Keyword Asian, Chinese, Lo Mein, Stir-Fry, Vegetable, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 192kcal
Author Jessica (swankyrecipes.com)
Cost $10

Ingredients

  • 8 oz uncooked stir-fry/lo mein noodles (spaghetti noodles or thick rice noodles as an alternative)
  • 4 tsp stir-fry oil (may substitute with more oil)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 lb colored bell peppers, diced (I bought stir-fry bell peppers)
  • 8 green onion stalks, diced
  • 8 oz broccoli florets (I bought stir-fry broccoli florets)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 6 oz snow peas

Sauce

  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced or 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger (if not using stir-fry oil)
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Cook noodles in a large saucepan according to package directions, Drain and set aside.
    Place broccoli florets in a microwave-safe bowl with 1/2 cup water. Cover top of bowl with a microwave-safe plate. Place in microwave and cook 4 minutes.
    Heat oils in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in diced bell peppers and white parts of green onions. Stir fry to color; about 3 minutes.
    Stir in shredded carrots, and snow peas. Stir fry vegetables until fork-tender; about 7 minutes total.
    Whisk together the sauce.
    Add lo mein noodles to a large saucepan. Toss with sauce. Add in stir-fried vegetables and steamed broccoli.
    Serve with remaining green onions and sesame seeds.

Notes

EASY PREP: I used stir-fry bell peppers and broccoli. Both of these can be found by the fresh produce, pre-packaged.
NOODLE ALTERNATIVES: Head to the ethnic food aisle. Try to find lo mein or thick stir-fry (rice) noodles. Spaghetti noodles or ramen noodles will work, too. 
STIR-FRY OIL: I picked up a bottle of Asian stir-fry oil. Typically, this oil is seasoned with garlic and ginger flavorings. Feel free to substitute with vegetable oil. Then, if you have it, simply add a few dashes ground ginger to the sauce. 
STIR FRY PARINGS: Asian Baby Back Ribs, Kung Pao Chicken, Asian Garlic Sesame Chicken, Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli, Asian Lettuce Cups, Egg Roll in a Bowl, Vegetable Fried Rice, Orange Chicken, Asian Garlic Sesame Meatballs, Korean Lettuce Wraps, Korean Fried Chicken, Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken.

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3305IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg