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5 from 2 votes

Vegan Chow Mein

This vegan chow mein is veggie packed and delicious with the BEST sauce! It's ready in less than 30 minutes and better than takeout.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entree, Savory
Cuisine: Vegan
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 379kcal

Ingredients

Noodles:

  • 8 ounces Ramen Noodles (226g) or Dried Chow Mein Noodles

Sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Vegan Oyster Sauce
  • ¼ cup Vegetable Stock (60ml) or Broth
  • ½ Tbsp Coconut Sugar or Light Brown Sugar

Chow Mein:

  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Crushed
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Ginger
  • ½ cup Spring Onion (50g) Chopped
  • 2 cups Cremini Mushrooms (195g) Sliced
  • 1 Medium Red Bell Pepper Thinly Sliced
  • 1 Medium Yellow Bell Pepper Thinly Sliced
  • 1 Large Carrot Julienned or Sliced
  • 2 cups Baby Broccoli Florets (120g)
  • 1 cup Baby Corn (130g) Sliced
  • 2 cups Fresh Basil (60g) Chopped

Serving:

  • Black Sesame Seeds

Instructions

  • Prepare noodles. Prepare the noodles according to package instructions, drain, rinse and set aside. Undercook the noodles slightly as they will cook more with the other veggies in the wok. 
  • Make your sauce. Add sesame oil, soy sauce, vegan oyster sauce, vegetable stock and coconut sugar to a measuring jug and whisk together until well mixed. 
  • Add sesame oil to a wok and heat it at medium high heat until hot. 
  • Add crushed garlic and minced ginger and sauté for a minute to lightly toast them. 
  • Then add spring onions, mushrooms, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, carrot, baby broccoli florets and baby corn and sauté until the veggies are tender but still firm. 
  • Add the cooked noodles, pour over the sauce and add the chopped basil. 
  • Toss the veggies and noodles and sauce together and fry for a few minutes until the noodles are heated through and the sauce is well combined with the veggies and noodles. 
  • Serve in bowls and garnish with a sprinkle of black sesame seeds.

Notes

  1. Vegan oyster sauce - this is often called 'vegetarian' oyster sauce, but it is vegan by ingredient. If you can't get this then you can use hoisin sauce instead. 
  2. Spring onions - are also known as green onions, salad onions or scallions. 
  3. Storing and Freezing - Keep leftovers stored in a covered container in the fridge and enjoy within 3-4 days. It's freezer friendly for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serve | Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 55.2g | Protein: 11.8g | Fat: 14.1g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1511mg | Fiber: 4.8g | Sugar: 12.2g