In my effort to try every single zoodle recipe there is – and share zoodles with friends – I had my friend Cuoghi over for Meatless Monday and we made a version of this recipe. It was her first time trying zoodles and I think she’s hooked!
Here’s our minor tweaks.
Vegetarian Lomein Zoodles
Here’s what you need:
For the noodles
- 3-4 zucchini (I used 3 regular zucchini and one large yellow squash)
- 2 Tbs canola oil
- 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
- 2 tsp fresh ginger, diced
- 1 head of broccoli, chop the florets up
- 1 cup snap peas
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2 inch long strips
- 1 cup edamame, cooked
- 1 head bok choy, white and greens chopped
- 2 large carrots, sliced into rounds
- 2 tsp sesame seeds, for garnish
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
For the sauce
- 1 1/2 Tbs sesame oil
- 1/4 cup low sodium vegetable broth
- 2 Tbs soy sauce
- 3 Tbs hoisin sauce
- 1-2 Tbs corn starch
- 1-2 tsp sriracha (to taste)
Here’s what you do:
- Prepare the sauce. Combine all sauce ingredients, whisk together until cornstarch is evenly dissolved. Set aside.
- Semi-blanch broccoli and carrots – boil for about 2-3 minutes until just softened, then remove and add to a colander to remove excess water.
- In a very large skillet or wok over medium heat add in canola oil.
- Add red bell pepper and white stems of bok choy into skillet once oil is heated up. Cook for about 3-4 minutes until just softened.
- Add in garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, snap peas, carrots and broccoli.Cook all the vegetables for 3-5 minutes until they all start to soften.
- Add in squash noodles, green leafy part of bok choy, edamame and the sauce prepared in step 1. Cook until squash noodles are covered with sauce and softened to your liking, about 3-5 minutes.
- Garnish finished dish with sesame seeds. Add additional hot sauce or sriracha as needed. Enjoy!
Some questions for you:
- What’s your favorite Chinese food dish? I love all dumplings. B likes lomein so this dish was definitely a winner with him!
- What’s your favorite spiralizer recipe?
- Chopsticks or fork? Chopsticks all the way!