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vegetarian lo mein in a bowl

Vegetarian Lo Mein

Dena Gershkovich
Follow the recipe below and/or customize by adding in your favorite vegetables!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 block tofu, prepared according my Carnivore-Approved Tofu recipe (posted on my blog) and cut into small strips
  • 4 small heads broccoli, cut into small florets and roasted
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 package whole wheat spaghetti or brown rice noodles, cooked according to package directions
  • Avocado oil (or other high-heat oil), for sautéing
  • 1 onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 inches ginger root, peeled and grated (about 3 tablespoons)
  • One 15-ounce can baby corn, drained, rinsed and dried
  • One 8-ounce can water chestnuts, drained, rinsed and washed
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Sesame seeds, for topping


  • Prepare tofu according to this recipe. Set aside when ready.
  • Preheat oven to 425 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roast broccoli in olive oil, sea salt and pepper for about 25-30 minutes, until crispy. Set aside.
  • Prepare pasta, and set aside.
  • Add some avocado oil to a large frying pan, and heat over a medium flame. Once pan is hot, add onion and some salt. Sautè using a wooden spoon. Once some onions turn transluscent, add garlic, and continue to sauté.
  • Add ginger, baby corn and water chestnuts. Mix. Add more oil if pan appears dry.
  • Add roasted broccoli and tofu to pan. Add soy sauce, sesame oil and maple syrup. Mix. Lower heat, cover, and allow tofu and vegetables to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Add spaghetti to pan, and mix well with vegetables and tofu over a low flame. Add some more soy sauce as you're mixing. Serve warm. Top Vegetarian Lo Mein with sesame seeds just before serving.


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