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Vegetable Lo Mein
with cashews / snap peas / carrots

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min

This noodle stir-fry is full of colorful vegetables and cashews for crunch.
Smarts: Cabbage can take a long time to cook and will reduce considerably in the process. Things will go faster if you are using very thinly sliced cabbage or coleslaw mix. Adjust the time as needed so that all of your vegetables are tender to your liking, but don’t rush it - the cabbage will be best when it's super tender and has almost a silky texture.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Vegetable Lo Mein:
  • Carrots - 8 oz, thinly sliced
  • Cabbage, green - 8 oz, thinly sliced (sub coleslaw mix)
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, finely chopped, green and white parts separate
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Noodles, dried lo mein - 8 oz (sub spaghetti)
  • Snap peas - 8 oz (sub snow peas)
  • Cashews - 1/3 cup
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving
Hoisin Stir-fry Sauce:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Water - 1/4 cup
  • Hoisin sauce - 3 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 Tbsp
  • Cornstarch - 1 tsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Carrots / Cabbage / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make stir-fry sauce - Combine garlic, water, Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and vinegar. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Green onions - Chop, keeping green and white parts separate.

Make

  1. Bring a large stockpot of salted water to a boil.
  2. While water is coming to a boil, heat a wok with oil over medium-high heat. Add carrots and saute until nearly tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add cabbage to carrots and saute both together until very tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add water to the pan if it starts to look dry.
  4. Meanwhile, return to the pot of water and add noodles. Boil noodles according to package directions. Drain.
  5. When carrots and cabbage are tender, season them with some salt. Add white parts of green onions and snap peas. Saute to warm everything, 3 to 4 minutes more.
  6. Whisk cornstarch into stir-fry sauce.
  7. Add stir-fry sauce and noodles to wok and toss everything together until combined.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in green parts of green onions and cashews.
  9. Serve lo mein with some hot sauce if you’d like. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (21)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (1)
Vegetarian (12)

24 reviews

Seriously delicious! I took some reviewers’ advice and added sriracha and lime to the sauce. Less hoisin since we don’t like sauce too sweet. Doubled the sauce. And used chicken thighs. My family was blown away. The marinade for the meat was so interesting!

By: Ann
Posted: Apr 27, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Double the sauce!

By: Megan
Posted: Apr 21, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Came out so good. Didn’t have cabbage and didn’t miss it. Added chili garlic sauce and was perfect.

By: Melissa
Posted: Apr 14, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

Didn’t have cabbage but didn’t miss it. This was one of my husband’s favorites! So delicious!

By: Lauren
Posted: Apr 09, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Made the veg version, and it tasted pretty good. I had to adjust for what I had on hand, but I thing fresh green onions would have really taken this over the top. I added some sriracha and peanuts to compensate and it was satisfying.

By: Christian
Posted: Apr 07, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
1 Helpful

We enjoyed this. Instead of snow peas, I added leftover broccoli from the char siu meal earlier in the week and the additional pan sauce. We used go-chu-jang or lime to give this a bit of lift.

By: Nancy
Posted: Apr 01, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful