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Vegan vegetable lo mein on a plate with chopsticks
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Vegetable Lo Mein

Easy, homemade Vegetable Lo Mein with secret ingredient - hoisin sauce! We love this versatile, flavorful vegan meal!
Author: Kaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Gluten-Free Option, Vegan
Servings: 4 medium bowls


  • 8 oz. lo mein noodles (or spaghetti, linguini, rice noodles, etc.)
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 8 oz. mushrooms
  • 5 green onions
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce (gluten-free if desired*)
  • 1 Tbsp. tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil (optional - see oil-free version in notes)

Toppings (optional):

  • Cilantro, peanuts, cashews, sesame seeds


  • Cook noodles according to package instructions, leaving al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, slice mushrooms, red onion, bell pepper, and green onion. Julienne/shred carrot. Mince garlic.
  • In a wok or large pan over med-high heat, add sesame oil (if using).
  • Once oil is hot, carefully add mushrooms, red onion, bell pepper, and carrots. Sauté for about 4-5 minutes, or until veggies are crisp-tender.
  • Add green onions and garlic. Cook 1 minute, stirring continuously.
  • Add noodles (cooked and drained), hoisin, and tamari. Gently stir to combine and heat for 1-2 minutes. (Fresh greens like baby spinach are lovely stirred in during the last couple minutes as well.)
  • Top with any desired garnishes or more tamari to taste.


*This recipe is made gluten-free with GF hoisin, pasta, and tamari. (For GF hoisin, I currently use San-J brand.)
For oil-free, simply omit sesame oil and use water/broth to saute.
Other variations: ginger, broccoli, bok choy, mung bean sprouts, asparagus, celery, cabbage, spinach, snow peas, tofu


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Potassium: 403mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2757IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg