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Vegan lo mein in a black bowl with chopsticks.

Vegan Lo Mein

  • Author: Alison Andrews
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Vegan


This vegan lo mein makes the perfect weeknight dinner and it’s better than takeout! Veggie-packed, loaded with flavor and ready in 20 minutes or less. 



  • 8 ounces (226g) Dried Noodles*


Lo Mein:

  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 3 Cloves Garlic (Crushed)
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Ginger (Finely Grated)
  • 2 cups (150g) Shiitake Mushrooms (Sliced, Stems Removed)
  • 1/2 cup (50g) Spring Onions (Sliced, White and Green Parts Separated)*
  • 1 Medium Red Bell Pepper (Sliced)
  • 1 Large Carrot (Julienned or Sliced)
  • 1 cup (130g) Baby Corn
  • 3 cups (90g) Baby Spinach


  • White Sesame Seeds


  1. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions. Rinse and drain.
  2. Add soy sauce, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce, coconut sugar, toasted sesame oil and chili flakes (red pepper flakes) to a measuring jug and whisk them together. 
  3. Add sesame oil to a wok and heat. When the oil is hot add crushed garlic and finely grated ginger and sauté until fragrant (about 1 minute). 
  4. Add spring onions (white parts only), sliced mushrooms, red bell pepper, carrot and baby corn and sauté until the veggies are soft but firm (about 5 minutes). 
  5. Add baby spinach and cooked noodles and pour over the sauce. Toss together well and sauté until the spinach has wilted (about 2 minutes). 
  6. Now add the rest of the spring onions (green parts only) and toss them up with the noodles and vegetables. 
  7. Serve topped with sesame seeds. 


*Noodles – you can use any noodles that you like. Ramen, rice noodles, soba noodles etc. You can even use regular pasta like linguine or spaghetti. 

*Coconut sugar – can be replaced with light brown sugar. 

*Shiitake mushrooms – can be replaced with any kind of mushrooms that you like. 

*Spring onions – are also known as green onions, salad onions or scallions. 

*Chili flakes – are also known as red pepper flakes. They give a little heat to this dish. You can use more if you like things spicy or omit it altogether. 

*Storing and Freezing – Store leftovers in the fridge and enjoy within 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave. They are also freezer friendly for up to 3 months if you’d like to freeze some. Thaw overnight in the fridge.

  • Category: Entree, Savory
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 Serve (of 4)
  • Calories: 366
  • Sugar: 7.9g
  • Sodium: 711mg
  • Fat: 10.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.3g
  • Fiber: 4.2g
  • Protein: 7.2g

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