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Garlic Broccoli Lo Mein

This Garlic Broccoli Lo Mein is a perfect weeknight meal that can be made in one pot and in under 30 minutes! Serve on its own as a vegan meal or pair with beef or chicken.

Close up picture of garlic broccoli lo mein in a white bowl with lots of noodles, cooked broccoli, carrots and chopped garlic.

Vegan Garlic Broccoli Lo Mein Recipe

Ingredients for Garlic Broccoli Lo Mein

This delicious and easy to make recipe requires just 8 ingredients to make and all can be found in your local grocery store. No tricky ingredients here! You will need:

  • fresh broccoli
  • carrots
  • lo mein noodles- find these in the international section of your local grocery store
  • fresh garlic
  • soy sauce
  • dry ginger
  • sesame oil- this can also be found in the international section of your local grocery store
  • cornstarch
Garlic Broccoli Lo Mein in white bowl next to a white cloth. The noodles are coated in sauce with chopped broccoli, carrots and garlic within the noodles.

How to Make Garlic Broccoli Lo Mein

To start, chop broccoli, carrots and garlic. Set those aside for later. Next, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add broccoli and carrots. Cook 5 minutes.

Then, add lo mein noodles to pot and cook 3-5 minutes or until tender. It cooks quickly so keep a close eye on it. While cooking the vegetables and noodles, in a small mixing bowl combine soy sauce, ginger, 1/4 cup sesame oil and cornstarch. Whisk to combine.

Once lo mein is tender pour into a strainer and drizzle lightly with sesame oil to keep from sticking together. Return the empty pot to the stove and add a tsp of sesame oil and garlic. Cook 3 minutes.

Add the sauce mixture to the pot and stir to cook until it thickens, about 2 minutes. Remove pot from the heat and add lo mein and vegetables back to the pot. Toss to coat with sauce. Serve immediately.

Variations of Garlic Broccoli Lo Mein

While we chose to make this recipe vegan you can absolutely change it up! Stir fry up some pork, chicken, shrimp or beef and add that. Also, you could stir fry additional additional vegetables to add such as red bell pepper, onions, snap peas and more! If desired, double the sauce to coat the meat as well.

Can Lo Mein Be Made Gluten Free?

I have yet to find gluten free lo mein noodles but if someone finds them, let me know! If you would still like to make this recipe gluten free you can use rice ramen noodles in place of the lo mein noodles. For the sauce simply use coconut aminos or tamari in place of the soy sauce.

Garlic Broccoli Lo Mein in white bowl on a blue wood surface next to a white cloth.

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Garlic Broccoli Lo Mein in white bowl

Garlic Broccoli Lo Mein

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Lo mein noodles covered in a soy garlic sauce and loaded with carrots, garlic and broccoli.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups broccoli, chopped (about 2 heads)
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 12 oz lo mein
  • 1/2 cup garlic, minced (about 1 bulb)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dry ginger
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil, plus more for cooking
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Chop broccoli, carrots and garlic.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add broccoli and carrots. Cook 5 minutes.
  3. Add lo mein to pot and cook 3-5 minutes or until tender. It cooks quickly so keep a close eye on it.
  4. While cooking the vegetables and noodles, in a small mixing bowl combine soy sauce, ginger, 1/4 cup sesame oil and cornstarch. Whisk to combine.
  5. Once lo mein is tender pour into a strainer and drizzle lightly with sesame oil to keep from sticking together.
  6. Return the empty pot to the stove and add a tsp of sesame oil and garlic. Cook 3 minutes.
  7. Add sauce and stir to cook until it thickens, about 2 minutes.
  8. Remove pot from the heat and add lo mein and vegetables back to the pot. Toss to coat with sauce.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Lo Mein noodles can be found in most grocery stores in the asian foods section.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1595mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 7gSugar: 6gProtein: 10g

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Wendi

Sunday 15th of September 2019

My entire family enjoyed this for dinner tonight! My son even asked to have the leftovers in his lunch for tomorrow. 🙌🏻 We added rotisserie chicken on top and didn’t use as much garlic. It was delicious!

Melissa

Sunday 15th of September 2019

I'm so glad you all enjoyed it! Super smart to use rotisserie chicken on top!

Pat Stidham

Thursday 2nd of May 2019

OMG - This Garlic Broccoli Lo Mein was DELICIOUS!!! We added some chicken to it and it was a full meal. Great flavor. Thank you for posting!

Melissa

Thursday 2nd of May 2019

Thanks Pat! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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