Vegetable Lo Mein

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This flavorful vegetable lo mein is so easy to prepare, healthy and the bonus is it vegan and gluten-free. Made with gluten-free ramen noodles stir-fried with carrots, spinach, pepper, and a delicious lo mein sauce.

Vegetable Lo Mein

This super easy Vegetable Lo Mein recipe is so indulgent, made with gluten-free rice and millet noodles or any of your favorite noodles.

It is very versatile and you can easily customize the recipe to add your favorite vegetables, like bok choy, spinach, cabbage, snow peas, water chestnuts. It is also flavorful served with my General Tso’s Chickpeas or Sesame Tofu

Vegetable Lo Mein in a white bowl

What is Vegetable Lo Mein?

Vegetable lo mein is made by stir-frying noodles and vegetables with a sauce made from soy sauce and seasonings. 

Is Vegetable Lo Mein Vegan?

You have to read the label carefully ff it is store-bought. Ask the chef if it is from a restaurant or take-out facility,  if their lo mein noodle is vegan, explaining what vegan means.

Make sure the lo mein noodle doesn’t contain eggs, and the sauce doesn’t contain animal ingredients. 

It really depends on who is making the sauce. Some sauce contains oyster sauce, fish sauce or chicken broth. 

In many cultures, fish is regarded as ‘Vegetarian’, the fish sauce may be included in the noodle and still be recognized as vegetarian/vegan. 

The best option is really to make your own, only then can you be certain that your noodle is vegan. My homemade version is quick, easy, and delicious.

Where To Buy Gluten-Free Lo Mein Noodles?

Lotus Foods Millet And Brown Rice Ramen

Trader Joe’s Brown Rice Spaghetti

Tinkyada Spaghetti

Is Lo Mein Gluten-Free?

If you get take-out or storebought lo mein, most likely it is not gluten-free. Here are the reasons:

  • 1. Flour and eggs are in traditional noodles.
  • 2 Most of the soy sauce brands on the market are not gluten-free. They contain wheat as their first ingredient. 

Vegetable Lo Mein Ingredients

  • Ramen Noodle
  • Sesame Oil
  • Garlic
  • Ginger 
  • Green Onion
  • Bell Pepper
  • Carrot
  • Broccoli
  • Lo Mein Sauce – Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or Tamari Soy Sauce, Lime Juice, Sesame Oil, Cane Sugar, Cayenne Pepper.

Ingredients for Vegetable Lo Mein

How To Make Vegetable Lo Mein?

  1. Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside. 
  2. Bring water to boil in a pot and cook ramen noodles according to package instructions, drain, and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat and add garlic, ginger, green onion and stir fry until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4.  Stir in red bell pepper, carrot, broccoli florets and cook for about 2 minutes. Add sauce and mix with vegetables to coat.
  5. Add ramen noodles and mix to coat with vegetables and sauce and cook until heated through. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions and serve. 

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(Per portion)
  • Energy: 170 kcal / 711 kJ
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Carbs: 26 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 10 min
  • Ready in: 20 min
  • For:
  • 3 Servings



Lo Mein


  1. Combine ingredients for the sauce, Bragg's Liquid Aminos, lemon juice, sesame oil, sugar, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Bring a pot of water to boil, add noodles or spaghetti and cook according to package directions. Drain using a colander and set aside.
  3. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add garlic, ginger, green onions and cook stirring until fragrant for about one minute. Add red bell pepper, carrots, broccoli or cauliflower, sauce, and cook stirring constantly until veggies are tender for about two to three minutes.
  5. Add ramen noodles and mix to coat with vegetables. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions and serve. 
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Melina
    January 18, 2020

    Very nice flavour and easy to make.

  2. Carolyn
    August 8, 2019

    Michelle, another winner tonight! Made the Vegetable Lo-Mein, including cabbage with the veggies listed in the recipe . Delicious!

    Thank you again!


  3. Diamond
    July 15, 2019

    I love this recipe! The sauce was so good! Thank you

  4. Trina
    July 8, 2019

    I made this today and it was SO delicious! I used vegetable oil since I didn’t have sesame oil, and I used coconut liquid aminos. This was so tasty and very easy to make! I really liked how the sauce did not call for baking powder so it was very easy to coat all of the vegetables. When I tried another stir fry from a different website a while back, I couldn’t figure out why the sauce would never spread…I always had to add vegetable broth or something. Excellent!

    Are all of these recipes in your cookbook?

  5. Jessica
    March 11, 2019

    This was so easy and delicious!! We used Asian freezer vegetables to save time on prep and made a large batch to have extras for lunch.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 15, 2019

      Jessica, I’m so happy it turned out great for you. That’s a great idea to use Asian freezer vegetables. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Ruchika
    February 13, 2019

    I tried this today because your photography is so appealing. I was a bit sceptical about the lime juice and honey since it was unfamiliar to me in noodle recipes. It turned out SO GOOOD. I was stunned at the delicacy of the flavour profile of this recipe without being bland. It packs a punch but definitely makes you notice the nuances.

    Thank you for this recipe.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 13, 2019

      Ruchika, thank you very much. I’m happy you tried it and enjoyed the flavors, simple yet delicious. I appreciate your kind words, they made my day!

  7. Maike
    February 4, 2019

    I have never made Lo Mein, but after reading your recipe, that’s what’s going to be for dinner at our house. And it’s perfect because we have everything for it in the house!

    I love the idea of using Trader Joe’s Brown Rice Spaghetti. They are our favorite gluten-free spaghetti pasta brand at the moment. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 4, 2019

      You are welcome Maike, hope you enjoy!

  8. Kelly
    January 31, 2019

    Wow so delicious, amazing recipe. Thank you!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 31, 2019

      Kelly thank you for your feedback, I’m so happy you enjoyed it.