Are you ready for the easiest of easy stir fry dinners? This is how to make vegetable lo mein from Apronese. It’s the perfect dinner for when you’re in a hurry, or for those who are building their cooking skills. So let’s get started!
Make Use of Your Leftover Vegetables
This vegetable lo mein recipe is perfect for using up the vegetables you happen to have leftover.
Another way to get a good mix of vegetables for your lo mein without having to buy a lot of each vegetable is to hit up a salad bar.
What Else Can I Add to The Lo Mein?
In this recipe, I chose mushrooms, bell peppers, cabbage, and green onion. But there are so many other things you can add to this dish.
Here are a few things that you can add to your vegetable lo mein:
- Proteins: cubed tofu, chicken, shrimp, scrambled eggs.
- Vegetables: spinach, snow peas, bean sprouts, shredded carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, or red onion.
- Spicy: add 1 tbsp sriracha or chili garlic sauce to the stir fry sauce for a spicy kick.
- Toppings: chopped peanuts, sesame seeds, fresh green onion.
What Noodles Should I Use?
Lo mein noodles are traditionally wheat and egg pasta. If you can find that or something close to it, that would be great.
If you can’t find one, just use regular spaghetti noodles. Udon noodles is another good option to go for.
How to Make Vegetable Lo Mein
This recipe is what you need for a fast, easy, and satisfying meal. It’s as simple and satisfying as it gets!
Author: Adapted from I Am A Food Blog
Cook Time: 15 mins / Total Time: 15 mins
- 6 oz. noodles ($1.86)
- 3 tbsp soy sauce ($0.18)
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil ($0.11)
- 1 tsp sugar ($0.02)
- 1 tsp water ($0.00)
- 2 tbsp high heat cooking oil ($0.08)
- 3 cups mixed salad bar vegetables ($4.08)
- Cook the noodles according to the package directions, then drain in colander. While the noodles are cooking, stir together the soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, sugar, and water.
- Heat the cooking oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once the oil is very hot and shimmering (it should not be smoking), add the vegetables and stir fry for only about one minute, or just until the edges of the softer vegetables just begin to wilt.
- Add the cooked and drained noodles and the prepared sauce. Continue to stir and cook until the pasta has absorbed most of the sauce and no more liquid pools on the bottom of the skillet (about 2 minutes). The vegetables will soften further during this time. Serve immediately.
Serving: 1 Serving ・ Calories: 313.4 kcal ・ Carbohydrates: 29.15 g ・ Protein: 9.75 g ・ Fat: 17.4 g ・ Sodium: 1731.1 mg ・ Fiber: 4.2 g
The nutritional values shown here are only estimates. Please see our nutrition disclaimer.
How to Make Vegetable Lo Mein – Step-by-Step Photos
Step 1: Whichever noodles you choose, cook them according to the package directions and then drain them in a colander.
While the noodles are cooking, make the super simplified stir fry sauce. Stir together 3 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp toasted sesame oil, 1 tsp sugar, and 1 tsp water.
If you want to make it spicy, you can add 1 tbsp sriracha or chili garlic sauce.
Step 2: These are the vegetables I grabbed from the salad bar. You’ll need about 3 cups total, whether you’re using up leftovers in your fridge or you hit the salad bar.
Make sure to include some sort of onion to help round out the flavor in the stir fry.
Step 3: Heat 2 tbsp high heat cooking oil (of your choice) in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Don’t skimp on the oil here because this really helps give the flavor and mouthfeel that you get from take out.
Step 4: Once the oil is very hot and shimmering, add the vegetables and stir fry them very briefly, like only one minute. Just until the edges of the softer vegetables begin to wilt.
The vegetables will cook more after you add the noodles.
Step 5: Add the cooked and drained noodles and the prepared stir fry sauce.
Step 6: Continue to stir and cook until the noodles absorb the sauce and no more liquid pools on the bottom of the skillet (only about 2 minutes more). And that’s enjoy!
Is vegetable lo mein the most authentic and delicious lo mein recipe? Nope. This is designed to be the best mix of easy, convenient, and satisfying. Do you have any other recipe for this? Leave a comment below to let us know.