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Vegetable Lo Mein

If you don't care for any of the vegetables listed, just omit them, and add your favorites from the add-in list.

Vegetable Lo Mein recipe


Lo Mein

  • 8 ounces lo mein noodles (or spaghetti)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil + more for drizzling
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 1 yellow, orange or red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 can water chestnuts, sliced
  • 5 green onions, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari

Other add-ins

  • broccoli, bok choy, mung bean sprouts, baby corn, asparagus, celery, cabbage, spinach, snow peas, tofu, ginger

Optional toppings

  • cilantro, peanuts, cashews


  1. Cook noodles according to package instructions. Drizzle with sesame oil to prevent sticking, and set aside.
  2. In a wok or very large pan over medium-high heat, add sesame oil.
  3. When oil is hot, carefully add onion, bell pepper, carrot and mushrooms. Sauté for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until veggies are crisp-tender.
  4. Add water chestnuts, green onions and garlic. Cook 1 minute, stirring continuously.
  5. Add noodles, hoisin sauce and soy sauce. Stir well to combine, and heat for 1 to 2 minutes.


From the family recipe collection of Linda Jolly and Lisa Stephens.

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