Spring Vegetable Lo Mein
No, I am not talking about the Asian foods. Although, they’re definitely back. I mean, what, its been like a whole two weeks since my last Asian dish. General Tso’s Chicken anyone? It’s so, so, so good!
What I am talking about is my family. I can not believe I never told you guys this, but all last week the whole family was gone! It was glorious. The house was quiet, clean and just still. I had it all to myself. Which meant I blasted country music while I worked and maybe did a little dance or two after these and these were completed.
Don’t judge. You know you do it to!
But now they’re back.
The house is a mess and Asher is currently talking my ear off. She is all upset because she can’t erase the blue line that somehow goes all the way across the picture she drew for me at school. It’s a tear feast.
And yes, this is currently all happening as I type this. Real professional, huh?
Ah, aren’t large families just the best!!
No, but in all seriousness as much I loved all the quiet, I sure did miss my best little buddy! Cooking without Asher is just not the same!
Alright, alright. I am done boring you to death. On to the good stuff! And trust me this Lo Mein is good!
And so easy! I love easy meals. Especially easy meals that totally scream Spring and have lots and lots of colors. I’ll take some color anywhere I can get it cause I ‘m sure as heck am not going to get it from spring flowers. I am currently looking at a fresh coating of snow. Yes, snow! Welcome to Colorado in the Spring. Actually, I heard Utah got some too. You know what else I heard?
New York was 80 degrees yesterday!! Say what! 80 degrees, come on that’s just mean.
My love for Asian foods is growing and growing. Every new dish I make turns out so good. So much flavor, so much color and most of them are so quick. From start to finish this took me twenty minutes. In the directions I say twenty-five cause I was working like a Speedy Gonzales, but it can definitely be done in twenty.
The Lo Mein Noodles are really similar to spaghetti, so if you want to make this tonight and don’t want to run to the store, just use spaghetti. I am pretty sure everyone thought it was spaghetti anyway. And I have a feeling you’re gonna want to make this tonight. It super, super easy, low maintenance and delicious! Oh and it’s pretty healthy too!
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Spring Vegetable Lo Mein
Course: Main Course
Keyword: chow mein, spring
This dish is super, super easy, low maintenance and delicious! Oh and it's pretty healthy too!
- 1 ounce package dried lo mein noodles 10
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1/2 cup small head cabbage thinly sliced (1 )
- 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced lengthwise
- 1 red orange pepper thinly sliced lengthwise
- 1/4 pound mushrooms stems discarded and caps thinly sliced, any variety is fine
- 6 ounces snowpeas trimmed (I never trim mine, but you might want to), maybe about a cup and a half
- 1 carrot peeled and cut into matchsticks
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon sambal oelek optional
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger grated
- 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
- 2 cups cooked chicken sliced into bite-size pieces (optional, I made this with the chicken)
- 1/4 cup chopped cashews for sprinkling, or peanuts
- fresh cilantro chopped, for garnish
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the noodles to the boiling water and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, in a large, heavy skillet or wok (you want it big guys), heat the sesame oil over high heat. When the pan is hot add the red pepper, orange pepper, mushrooms, snowpeas and carrots. After about 3 minute add the cabbage . Stir fry for 2-5 minutes longer or until the vegetables have just begun to soften, but have not lost their crunch. This took me about 5 minutes.
While the vegetables cook combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, fish sauce, sambal oelek, ginger and garlic, Whisk to combine and set aside.
When you feel the vegetables are ready add the sauce and stir fry for a 2-3 minutes to cook the garlic and ginger. Add the noodles (and chicken, if using) and toss well. Stir fry for one more minute and then remove from heat. Serve immediately and garnish with chopped fresh cilantro and chopped cashews.
I must be off now, Asher needs her nails re-painted…..I think we are on the third coat.
Love all of the veggies in there!
Thank you Maria!! I am still dying over those cookies you post today and the strawberries yesterday!
I love this! I adore Asian food and have never tried making it at home. The idea of trying out a new ethnic recipe and making it a little healthier than the take out gets me alllll excited! Very cool, girly!
Thanks Julia!! I am all over the whole make your awn take out thing!
Lo Mein anything is great! It’s actually my go to meal when I eat Chinese food and I’m all giddy about this vegetable dish.
Totally agree and vegetables are actually one of my favorite foods!! Thanks for reading Meagan!
Love, love, LURVE lo mein!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
I LOVE lo mein. These are some of my favorite flavors, ever!
Lo mein is the best. Simple and delicious! Thanks cassie!
Looks delicious! Creating “at home take out” is one of my favorite things.
Mine too! Thank you!
This looks delicious! Do you know of any good substitutes for fish sauce? Thank you.
Not really, but honestly you can just leave it out and replace it with mor say saue! Hope you love it!
This is totes my favorite!! Love the entire flavor combo!!
Now this lo mein is something I could go for right now!
I bet!! Your are probably eating nasty hospital food! Hope things are going well and thanks so much for reading Marla!
I think it would take me a lot longer than 25 minutes because I’m a slow vegetable prepper. Any suggestions?
Oh, man. Hum. I dont recommend pre-cute, but invest in a good sharp knife! You will be surprised what a difference it makes!
haha, I remember when I was living with my family, definitely nice to have peace and quiet to do what you want to do without explaining it or trying to shoo them out of the kitchen. I love a good lo mein and yours looks divine!
Yup, living with the fam is eventful. I kill for those days alone!
I love a quiet house. My favorite days are when no one is home. 🙂 This Lo Mein looks good!
I hear ya! Quit days are the best!
Yeah for a quiet house and dance parties by yourself! This dish looks awesome Teighan, pinning now. My husband loves lo mein and would be in heaven if I made it for him at home. Thanks for the recipe. 🙂
Quit houses are the best!!
I have such a weakness for lo mein! Must try this at home ASAP!
I know! LO Mein is So good! Let me know if you make this!
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These noodles look delicious.
I always prefer lo mein over rice, so this would be perfect for me. Love the addition of fresh ingredients!
Lo Mein is delicious! Plus, I love all the spring veggies too!
I am actually making this tonight! I am going to throw some short ribs in the crockpot and want to do an Asian style noodle dish to go with them…I don’t want to go back to the store so was planning on noodles, with a little sesame oil and peanut butter…I will follow your lead with some of the other ingredients, sounds yum. thanks
Oh yum! That sounds awesome! Let me know what you think! I hope you love it!
I would be happy dancing if the house was empty and I had these noodles!! I love love love lo mein!!! This looks amazing!
Empty houses are the BEST! Gosh I love them! Thanks Jocelyn!
I love Chinese or Asian food but never make it myself. Thank you for the recipe. I like all the veggies in it.
Consider yourself hugged,
Thanks!! Veggies are my favorite!
G’day! LOVE the addition of all the veggies, TRUE!
I will definitely put this “on the list” to make too! Thank you!
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Thank you Joanne! So glad you like this! Thanks so much for reading!
This looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it.
Thank you! Let me know if you do! Hope you love them!
Wow, I love Asian food and these noodles look great. I’ve never heard of sambal oelek before, though I may have eaten it when I lived abroad. Where do you find it?
You can find it in the ethnic isle in most grocery stores. If for some reason you can not find it you can just use crushed red pepper flakes. Hope you love these!
I feel as though you were inside my head for part of this post. Since my stepson moved in I treasure my alone time and either spend it enjoying the silence or dancing around to really loud country music. This recipe looks delicious!
HA! I feel you! So glad you like the recipe and thanks for reading!
Um, hello yummy food!!! I can’t wait to try out this recipe. And you are not alone… I totally crank the music and dance around the house when it’s all to myself. Doesn’t everyone?? 🙂 It’s amazing how clean the house is too! So glad i found your blog. Pinned this!!
Hehe!! Dancing when no one is around is the best! So happy you found my blog as well! Thanks for pinning!
can’t wait to give this a try for our family’s vegetarian month this summer!
That sounds so fun! I hope you guys love this!
I just got home from college for the summer, and thought it would be nice to make my parents dinner. I found this on foodgawker and it looked amazing. Needless to say, thanks to you I am now officially the family cook! (Not so sure how I feel about the added responsibility though… ha!)
Yes!! So glad everyone love this!! Good luck with the family…..once I started cooking for mine, I never stopped!
I made this for dinner tonight, and it was a hit! It is so easy to throw together. I made some substitutions based on my family’s preferences; one in particular was miso for the fish sauce. Also, I used Annie Chun’s Chow Mein Freshpak Noodles from the refrigerated section. They worked great as they didn’t need to be boiled in water first. Thank you so much!
Yay! I am so glad you loved this! I love you subs, they sound so good!