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Homemade Vegetable Lo Mein

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Homemade Vegetable Lo Mein

As the days grow shorter and the nights longer, there’s nothing quite like a heartwarming meal to bring comfort and joy to our dinner tables. Today, I’m especially excited to share with you a recipe that’s not only bursting with vibrant colors and flavors but also captures the essence of homely comfort with every bite. Yes, I’m talking about the all-time favorite—Homemade Vegetable Lo Mein! This dish is a testament to the beauty of simple ingredients coming together to create something spectacularly delicious. So, grab your wok, because we’re about to stir up some magic!

Ingredients

  • 14 oz stir-fry noodles
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil (divided)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 2 bell peppers (red and green), sliced
  • 2 carrots, matchstick-cut
  • 4 cups broccoli (2 crowns)

For the Lo Mein Sauce

  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 4 tbsp sesame oil

How to Make Homemade Vegetable Lo Mein

  1. Prepare the Noodles: Begin by cooking the stir-fry noodles according to the package instructions. Drain well and toss with 1 tablespoon of sesame oil to prevent sticking. Set aside.
  2. Sauté the Vegetables: Heat the remaining tablespoon of sesame oil in a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and sliced onion, sautéing until the onion becomes translucent.
  3. Add the Color: Toss in the sliced bell peppers and carrots. Stir-fry for about 3-4 minutes until they start to soften but still retain some crunch.
  4. Green it Up: Incorporate the broccoli and continue to stir-fry for an additional 3-4 minutes, ensuring the vegetables are cooked yet crisp.
  5. Mix the Sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ground ginger, honey, and sesame oil. Pour this mixture over the cooked vegetables.
  6. Combine Everything: Add the cooked noodles to the wok. Toss everything together ensuring the noodles and vegetables are generously coated with the sauce. Stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes until everything is heated through.
  7. Serve Warm: Serve your homemade Lo Mein hot, garnished with sesame seeds or a sprinkle of green onions if desired!

Helpful Tips

  • Wok Wonders: Using a wok for this recipe allows the heat to distribute more evenly and gives you ample space to toss all those veggies and noodles!
  • High Heat: Keep the heat high to achieve that slightly charred, smoky flavor typical of stir-fry dishes.

Substitutions/Variations

  • Gluten-Free: Opt for tamari instead of soy sauce and use gluten-free noodles or zoodles (zucchini noodles).
  • Add Protein: Feel free to add tofu, chicken, or shrimp to this dish for some extra protein.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I make this ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare Vegetable Lo Mein ahead of time and refrigerate. Simply reheat in a skillet when ready to serve.
  2. Is this recipe vegan? Absolutely, this recipe is vegan-friendly. Just ensure the noodles and sauces used do not contain any animal products.

Storage Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet or microwave when ready to enjoy again.

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Homemade Vegetable Lo Mein is a versatile, colorful, and delicious meal that’s perfect for any night of the week. It’s quick to prepare, packed with nutrients, and absolutely scrumptious—a true celebration of flavors and textures. Dive into this culinary adventure and let every forkful bring a smile to your face!

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Homemade Vegetable Lo Mein Recipe

Homemade Vegetable Lo Mein


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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

Dive into the colorful world of Homemade Vegetable Lo Mein! This vibrant and nourishing dish is packed with crisp vegetables and tender noodles, all tossed in a delectably savory sauce.


Ingredients

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14 oz stir-fry noodles

2 tbsp sesame oil (divided)

1 tbsp minced garlic

1/2 onion, sliced

2 bell peppers (red and green), sliced

2 carrots, matchstick-cut

4 cups broccoli (2 crowns)

4 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp hoisin sauce

1/4 tsp ground ginger

2 tsp honey

4 tbsp sesame oil14 oz stir-fry noodles

2 tbsp sesame oil (divided)

1 tbsp minced garlic

1/2 onion, sliced

2 bell peppers (red and green), sliced

2 carrots, matchstick-cut

4 cups broccoli (2 crowns)

4 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp hoisin sauce

1/4 tsp ground ginger

2 tsp honey

4 tbsp sesame oil


Instructions

Cook noodles as per package instructions, toss with 1 tbsp sesame oil, and set aside.

In a wok, heat remaining sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion, cooking until translucent.

Add bell peppers and carrots, stir-frying for 3-4 minutes.

Add broccoli and continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes.

Whisk together soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, honey, and sesame oil. Pour over vegetables.

Add noodles to the wok, toss to combine and cook for 2-3 minutes until heated through.

Serve hot, garnished with sesame seeds or green onions if desired.

Notes

For a gluten-free version, substitute soy sauce with tamari and use gluten-free noodles.

Easily add protein by including tofu, chicken, or shrimp into the stir-fry.

High heat is key to achieving a smoky flavor—don’t be afraid to turn it up!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stir Frying
  • Cuisine: Asian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 800mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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