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Vegan Chow Mein Recipe

This reduced carbs vegan Chow Mein is a veggie packed alternative that uses spiralised vegetables along with noodles to make you feel healthy and full for longer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 380kcal
Author: Adriana Z.


  • 1 Pack Instant Noodles* 80/100g from dry (check notes for GF)
  • 1 Carrot Large
  • 1 Courgette Large
  • 1/2 Bell Pepper Medium
  • 1/2 Onion Medium
  • 2 Spring Onions
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil Sunflower

...for the sauce...

  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce or Tamari if GF
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp Spicy Mushroom Sauce or chilli sauce; optional


  • Prepare the veggies: finely chop the garlic cloves; julienne the pepper and the onion; chop the spring onions and separate the white from the green parts; spiralize the courgette and the carrot.
  • In a bowl mix all the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.
  • Place the noodles in a large glass bowl, then pour over boiling hot water. Soak until soft, then run under cold water and set aside.
  • In a large wok or pan heat the vegetable oil with the minced garlic until it becomes fragrant (30 seconds).
  • Add the onions and stir fry for a few moments until it becomes translucent, then add the peppers, sauté for 30 seconds to one minute, and finally pour in the remaining vegetables plus the white portion of spring onion. Stir fry on high heat for a couple of minutes to keep the veggies crunchy, or for longer if you prefer them softer.
  • Stir in the sauce mixture and heat it all together few seconds.
  • Add the noodles and stir fry for another 2 minutes, tossing continuously until everything is nicely mixed.
  • Sprinkle the noodles with the green part of spring onions and some sesame seeds and serve straight away.


* Instant, ramen or wholemeal noodles work best.
If you are gluten free you can opt for soy, rice, konjac or glass noodles. In this case you would also need to swap the soy sauce for a gluten free version like tamari.


Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Potassium: 627mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 6387IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3mg