This Lo Mein recipe is made with egg noodles and a variety of vegetables.
It’s healthy, authentic and low in calories.
It has my favorite veggies such as bok choy, shiitake mushrooms and red bell peppers.
The veggies add lots of texture and colors to this beautiful dish.
This noodle dish can be adapted to fit your taste. You can add any vegetables, greens and mushrooms you like.
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Vegetable Lo Mein Ingredients
This easy recipe calls for the following ingredients:
- Lo Mein noodles or egg noodles
- Crisp vegetables such as Napa cabbage, baby bok choy or regular bok choy
- Green, red and/or yellow bell peppers
- Green beans
- Shiitake, white or brown mushrooms
- Seasoning sauce: oyster sauce, soy sauce and dark soy sauce
How to Make Lo Mein?
The method and directions involve 3 simple steps. First, cook the noodles according to the package instructions.
Next, combine all the seasonings for the Lo Mein sauce.
Stir-fry the garlic and vegetables in a skillet, add the sauce and stir in, mix and toss the noodles and you will have an easy homemade noodle dish.
Difference between Lo Mein and Chow Mein
What’s the difference between the two?
The former is soft, slightly wet, with every strand of the noodles coated with the sauce.
The noodles are mixed and tossed with the sauce and not stir-fried.
Chow mein is stir-fried egg noodles. Click here for Chow Mein vs Lo Mein.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is This Recipe Vegan?
Even though this recipe is made with veggies, it’s not vegan because the noodles are egg noodles.
If you want to turn this into a vegan dish, you may use vegan noodles or Soba noodles.
Can I Add Tofu to the Noodles?
Yes, you can. For the best results, please use firm tofu.
Where to Buy Lo Mein Noodles?
You can find dried egg noodles in the international aisle of regular food stores or supermarkets.
I recommend Simply Asia Chinese Style Lo Mein Noodles.
Can I Use Spaghetti?
Yes you can! Spaghetti is a a good substitute if you can’t find dried egg noodles.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 490 calories per serving.
What Dishes to Serve with This Recipe?
This meal is best served with side dishes. For a wholesome Chinese meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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Lo Mein with Vegetables
- 8 oz. dry lo mien noodles
- 1 1/2 tablespoons oil
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 4 oz. shiitake mushrooms (sliced)
- 4 oz. bok choy (cut into pieces)
- 4 oz. red bell peppers (cut into strips)
- white sesame
Lo Mein Sauce:
- 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 3 dashes ground white pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
- Heat up a pot of water and cook the dry Lo Mein noodles per the package instructions. After the noodles are done, rinse with cold running water to remove the starchy contents on the noodles. Drain and set aside.
- Mix the Lo Mein Sauce ingredients together, stir to mix well.
- Heat up a skillet with the oil. Add the garlic and stir-fry until light brown, follow by the mushrooms, bok choy and bell peppers. Add the Sauce into the skillet, as soon as it thickens, stir in the noodles.
- Use a pair of chopsticks or spatula to stir and mix the noodles with the sauce. Top with the sesame and serve immediately.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.
it taste like the chinese restaurant, so much cheaper and healthier to make at home and it is so easy!! thanks for the recipe
Loved this recipe. I have played with it from the original a few times. I have used dark mushroom soy sauce, added different veg (like french beans) and used different noodles. I even added a little sweet soy sauce. I wanted extra sauce, so I reserved some of the starch water from cooked pasta and added it to the dish without reducing too much. So versatile. For added garnish you can add bean sprouts. I really like this dish.
Thank you for opening the door to Asian cuisine as so many may be intimidated by it, love your site.
Great recipe! Exactly my taste……..the key here is to buy fresh vegetables and “Chinese” light and dark soy sauces, it makes a difference. I used google translator to make sure I purchased the correct product. I went to a Asian market and could not read a thing, Google helped me out, plus the people are so friendly……..
This is a great base, the limit here is your imagination. Today I tossed shrimp in the mix……amazing results!
So simple, I will never order out again.
Wait, it’s not just the noodles that aren’t vegan, oyster sauce too. Which, isn’t a big deal since the taste is unnoticeable to the average pallet anyway.
Love this veggie lo mein, so healthy and so delicious.