Meatless Monday – Easy Veggie Lo Mein

Web yuh seh! Jamaica part of the Global Meatless Monday Movement.  In Jamaica there’s a growing awareness of the benefits of more vegetables and reduced meat diet on health. To find out more about Jamaica’s Meatless Monday community visit their Facebook page. So start your week without meat!

Easy Veggie Lo Mein

This recipe is a quick and easy version of the Chinese takeout favorite. Pack in the veggies with cabbage, mushrooms, carrot, celery and snow peas or use whatever seasonal produce you have on hand.

Serves 4

For the sauce:

  • 2 tbsp. reduced sodium soy sauce, or more, to taste
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp. Sriracha or chili-garlic sauce (optional)

For the o Mein:

  • 8 oz egg noodles or Whole Wheat Spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 cup snow peas, trimmed

In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and ginger. Set aside.

In a large pot of boiling water, cook egg noodles according to package instructions. Drain, toss with a bit of oil to prevent sticking, and set aside.

Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add garlic and cook until just fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Stir in mushrooms, carrot, celery, cabbage, and snow peas. Cook, tossing frequently, until the vegetable are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.

Add the cooked egg noodles and sauce to the skillet, then toss gently to combine. Serve immediately.

This recipe comes to us courtesy of The Tasty Bite.

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