Friday, February 19, 2010

Vegetable Lo Mein

This is another awesome super easy to make recipe from Whole Foods! Enjoy!


3/4 pound lo mein noodles or whole wheat spaghetti (I used whole wheat linguini)

Sesame oil (start with a small amount)

1/4 cup hoisin sauce

2 Tbsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp canola oil

2 Tbsp minced fresh ginger

3 cloves minced garlic

1/3 cup sliced scallions

1 cup julienne carrot (2 large)

1 cup thinly sliced celery (1-2 stalks)

1 cup thinly sliced red onion (1 medium)

3/4 cup fresh bean sprouts

3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro


1. Cook the lo mein noodles in boiling salted water until al dente. Cool. Toss lightly with sesame oil to prevent sticking.

2. Combine the hoisin and soy sauces in a small bowl and mix well.

3. In a wok or a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon canola oil and quickly sauté the ginger, garlic and scallions until they release aroma, then add the carrots, celery and red onions and briefly sauté before adding the bean sprouts, about 2 minutes.

4. In a separate medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon canola oil and sauté the noodles. When they are hot and look pan-fried or lightly browned, add them to the other sautéed ingredients in the large pan. Add the soy-hoisin mixture and stir to coat. Sprinkle with the chopped cilantro and serve.


Per serving (makes 8):

Calories: 188 calories

Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 0mg cholesterol

Sodium: 739mg sodium

Carbohydrates: 43g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 41g sugar)

Protein: 8g

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