Quick + easy vegetable lo mein with a sweet teriyaki sauce.
If there’s one thing I absolutely hate it’s coming home and having to cook after a long day of work.
Cooking any other time is relaxing. Almost therapeutic.
But after work? HATE it. It’s a wonder why I don’t order take out every day.
Enter this “Kitchen Sink” Vegetable Lo Mein.
It’s fast + easy, plus you can literally add whatever you have on hand. With just a few basic ingredients you can have a tasty + filling meal on your table faster than delivery.
Making The Vegetable Lo Mein
First, you’ll want to put a pot of water on to boil for the noodles. Next, you’ll need to gather your ingredients. You can add as many or as few vegetables as you have available. I had a few random odds + ends I wanted to get rid of before they went bad. Don’t be shy. It’s not called “Kitchen Sink” Lo Mein for nothing.
As you can see I have red + green bell pepper, onion, snap peas, garlic, ginger, carrot, jalapeno + mushrooms. Chop up all of your veggies and set them aside.
Once the water comes to a boil, add the noodles. I used Ka-Me Chinese Noodles. These are pretty thin so they will cook fairly quickly. Once they are finished, rinse noodles in cold water to stop the carryover cooking. You don’t want to overcook them as they’ll turn to mush! Make sure to reserve a bit of the pasta water for the sauce.
Next, stir-fry your veggies. My snap peas were frozen so I cooked them first. I also didn’t want any mushy veggies so I cooked the remaining ingredients on medium-high for 2-3 minutes before removing them from the heat. All that’s left at this point is to make the sauce.
Lastly, add the garlic, ginger, brown sugar, soy sauce, and pasta water to the pan. Bring to a boil until slightly thickened. Reduce heat and add in veggies + noodles. Toss all ingredients together until they’re coated in the sauce.
Quick + Easy Vegetable Lo Mein
That’s it! You can add your favorite protein or leave it meat-free for a little plant-based action.
Either way, this Kitchen Sink Vegetable Lo Mein is the perfect addition to your weeknight dinner arsenal. And even better, it’s ready in under 30 minutes.