Vegetable Lo Mein

Vegetable Lo Mein

Yes, yes, yes….I’m guessing we can call this “Lo Mein.”

It seems pretty fancy-schmancy to me, though.  Where I’m from, it’s simply called Ramen with vegetables.  Go ahead and look into your pantry.  I bet you have a package of Ramens somewhere, right?

Please don’t tell me you are too healthy and nutritionally conscious to have them.  I don’t want to hear it.

Before you run away screaming about the nightmares you endured while eating these day after day while in college, let me tell you a secret.

The seasoning packets are thrown out for this dish.

I KNOW!  Pretty cool, huh?

What’s even cooler is that there are a lot of vegetables in this dish.  This is kind of a ‘clean out your fridge’ dish that will make your tummy very happy.  It will also prevent you from throwing out scraps of vegetables after your week of salad-eating.  Because I know you eat salads each and every day for lunch.

The best part is the spice of this dish.  It’s spicy.  Clear-out-your-sinuses spicy, and I absolutely adore it.

If you are afraid it will be too spicy, just halve the crushed red pepper.  But don’t skimp on the vegetables, okay?

 

Vegetable Lo Mein

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Vegetable Lo Mein
 
Ingredients
  • 3 pkgs. Ramen noodles, seasonings thrown out
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 T. brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 t. fresh ginger, minced
  • ½ t. sesame oil
  • ¼ t. crushed red pepper
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 T. vegetable oil
  • ½ cup celery, finely chopped
  • ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ head cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • ½ cup mushrooms, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl combine soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, crushed red pepper, and black pepper. Set aside.
  2. Place noodles in boiling water, and cook according to package directions.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add celery, onion, and bell peppers.
  4. Cook until onions are translucent.
  5. Add cabbage, carrots, and mushrooms. Saute for another minute or so.
  6. Drain the noodles once cooked, and dump into a large bowl.
  7. Add cooked vegetables to pasta.
  8. Pour dressing over noodles and vegetables, tossing well.
  9. Yum.

Vegetable Lo Mein

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9 thoughts on “Vegetable Lo Mein

  1. Yumm! I’m pinning this for a quick night meal! Some days I totally forget about dinner (ops!) this is a great option to have on hand and of course plenty of veggies so that I can still feel good about it! ;)

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