A Delicious Plant-Based Chow Mein Recipe

Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make vegetarian meal? Look no further than this scrumptious plant-based chow mein recipe.


  • 8 oz. dried chow mein noodles
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (such as broccoli florets, sliced bell peppers, and carrots)
  • Soy sauce or tamari to taste


  1. Cook the chow mein noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the chopped onion and sauté until softened for about five minutes.
  4. Add minced garlic and grated ginger; stir-fry for another minute.
  5. Stir-fry mixed vegetables until they are tender-crisp.
  6. Add cooked noodles into the pan with veggies, toss well to combine all ingredients together.
  7. Drizzle soy sauce or tamari on top of mixture to taste preference.

Cooking Time:

Total cooking time approximately takes only twenty minutes on medium-high heat.

Pro Tips:

  • Use pre-chopped frozen vegetables instead of fresh ones if you’re short on preparation time.
  • If you want some protein in your dish-add cubed tofu/tempeh during step five/veggie stir fry process for additional flavors/nutrients.

For extra flavor innovations,
* Sesame seeds will add amazing crunch/sesame flavor too spice up meal
* Try Szechuan pepper powder/chili flakes/basil leaves/cumin/mint -as per personal preference

Hoisin Sauce seasonings works well too!

Drizzle sesame oil on top of your chow mein before serving for an extra nutty flavor great additionals!

Recommended Tools for this recipe:

  • A wok or large skillet
    *A proper spatula to ensure thorough mix of noodle+veggie combo

Enjoy and let us know your thoughts below!


Sure, here are three popular FAQ’s with answers for Quick & Easy Vegetarian Chow Mein | Delicious Plant-Based Recipe:

Q1. Can I use different vegetables in this recipe?
A1. Yes, you can definitely customize the vegetables based on your preference or what you have on hand. Feel free to add or substitute any veggies that you like, such as broccoli, snow peas, bell peppers, mushrooms, or bean sprouts.

Q2. What kind of noodles should I use?
A2. For this recipe we recommend using chow mein noodles which can typically be found at an Asian grocery store or in the international aisle of a larger supermarket. If you cannot find chow mein noodles, substitute with another type of egg-free noodle such as lo mein noodles or even spaghetti.

Q3. Can I make this dish gluten-free?
A3 . Yes! Use gluten-free tamari instead of soy sauce and replace regular chow mein noodles with rice noodles (or other gluten-free suitable flour-based/vegetable-based pasta varieties available). Be mindful about sauces to ensure they do not contain wheat-flour thickeners.
Note- While substituting ingredients to suit personal taste is fine; it is important that people with health issues related to diet get approvals from their respective doctors prior adopting these recipes for consumption