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Zucchini Noodle Lo Mein

Have I told you guys yet that we adopted a new puppy? Because we adopted a new puppy! His name is Mousse and he’s a teeny tiny chihuahua with a whole lot of spunk. Last year I semi-jokingly told Aaron I was instituting a New Puppy Every Five Years Rule because “it keeps everyone young and puppies are the best!” and this year he actually surprised me with one for my birthday in June. Our puggles, Honey and Barley, seem pretty pleased with the situation. Honey gets more treats and toys, and Barley has a playmate who’s always down to run figure eights around our furniture (Honey prefers to snack, sleep, and pull the stuffing out of her toys).

On the food front, our meals have temporarily become even simpler with this new addition to our family. The timing feels good though, because summer produce can stand on its own with minimal fuss and I’ll take any excuse not to turn on the oven these days. I’ve also been relying more than usual on pre-prepped fruits and veggies (sliced watermelon, shredded carrots and cabbage, etc) and it’s been a huge help that our weekly meal kit deliveries from Terra’s Kitchen now give me the option to add a bunch of sides to my order.

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For this veg-heavy lo mein recipe, I took full advantage of the TK chopped broccoli for greens power and cooked edamame for protein. It made life so easy, I was able to get this meal prepped, cooked, and plated in under 15 minutes! I even had time to break out my spiralizer and make my own “zoodles” ← a name I seriously considered calling our pup (Pretzel and Tahini were also contenders).

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I love this meal not only because it’s easy and fast, but also because it’s such a great (healthy!) alternative to takeout. The sauce is a simple mix of low sodium soy, sweet chili, and toasted sesame oil, and when you combine it with the sautéed garlic, shiitake mushrooms, perfectly al dente zucchini noodles, and loads of veggies…well, it’s the kind of meal that makes you feel extra happy. Happy you didn’t spend money on takeout. Happy you still managed to enjoy everything good about lo mein sans food coma. Happy you still have half an hour to eat in peace before it’s back to being a (dog) mom.*

*And still, puppies are the best. ♥

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Thank you to Terra’s Kitchen for sponsoring this post! We love their wholesome, 30 minute (or less!), plant-based meal kits, plus their new option to add salads, smoothies, and pre-prepped fruit and vegetable sides to your order. You can read our full review of their meal-kit delivery service here, and enter PICKLES at checkout to take $35 off your first order!

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Zucchini Noodle Lo Mein

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Zucchini Noodle Lo Mein

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: 2-3


Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 15 mins

Simple vegan lo mein made with healthy zucchini noodles! This recipe is super easy and takes only 10-15 minutes to prepare.

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Zucchini Noodle Lo Mein

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Ingredients

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

For the noodles:

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil, divided
  • 2 medium-large zucchini, spiralized
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 green onions, sliced thin (separate white and green parts)
  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, de-stemmed and sliced
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup cooked edamame
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, for serving

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: 2-3

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 5 mins Total Time: 15 mins

Simple vegan lo mein made with healthy zucchini noodles! This recipe is super easy and takes only 10-15 minutes to prepare.

Instructions

  • Make the sauce: Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Make the noodles: Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil followed by the zucchini noodles to the skillet. Lightly season with salt and cook stirring occasionally until just barely tender, about 2 minutes. Transfer the noodles to a large serving bowl, making sure to drain off any excess liquid. Set aside.
  • Cook the vegetables: Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of sesame oil to the skillet, followed by the garlic and white parts of the onions. Cook for 1 minute, then add the mushrooms, carrot, cabbage, broccoli, and edamame. Stir to combine and cook until tender but crisp, about 3 minutes. Add the cooked vegetables and sauce to the bowl of zucchini noodles. Stir to combine. Season with salt to taste. Top with the green parts of the onions and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Notes [1]

I use and recommend this $30 spiralizer.

Copyright © 2019 Amanda Maguire for Pickles & Honey

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  1. Cara says

    This looks so good Amanda! I’m currently drowning in zucchini from my CSA and in need of some new ways to use it. Lo Mein is perfect! Also, congrats on your new puppy! Where can I see photos and videos?!

  2. Michelle says

    I’m going to make this for dinner tonight! Thanks for turning me on to Terras Kitchen. I’ve been looking into meal delivery options for my family and that one looks healthier than the others. I think I’ll give it a try soon!

  3. Amber says

    This looks so delicious!! I love zucchini and I can’t wait to give this recipe a try! I love food and cooking up great, clean recipes as well. Thanks so much for sharing this one! Love your blog! <3
    xxo -Amber

  4. Linda says

    Yay! I have a gimundo zucchini my neighbor gifted me from her garden that has a date with the spiralizer tonight. Also, once every 5 years sounds more reasonable than my once-a-year (thus far) adoption. Been living in Durham for 3 years and every year around spring…I “accidentally” adopt another puppy. This year was Moose–love the Mousse name btw!

  5. Riley says

    OH MY GOSH! Can I please have a bowl of that? Looks amazing!

  6. Kelly says

    I made this tonight and it was delicious! I had to substitute crimini mushrooms for the shiitakes, and I thought I had a bag of frozen shelled edamame but they were actually peas. Oops. I also made some soy curls with some toasted sesame oil and sesame seeds to mix in. Thank you so much for the recipe! 10/10 will make it again!

    1. Your recipe substitutions sound great, Kelly! I’m going to have to try adding soy curls the next time I make this. 🙂

  7. Alexandra says

    Made this tonight – absolutely delish! I’m bookmarking this method for zoodles – they turned out PERFECTLY!

    1. That’s so awesome to hear, Alexandra!!

  8. This meals sounds DELISH and all, BUT WHERE ARE THE PUPPY PHOTOS?! tehe

    Also we adopted a chihuahua mix in July.

  9. Valda says

    Hi Amanda
    I get so excited when I see your recipes. I can’t wait to try this one. I actually just ordered by spiral tool to make the recipe come alive in my kitchen.

    You are an inspiration to me and my health. Congrats on your new addition to your family. I have a miniature poodle so I know what puppy joy is.

    All the best

    1. Amanda says

      Thank you so much, Valda! I hope you enjoy your new spiralizer tool! 🙂

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