Vegetable Lo Mein with tofu is quick and tasty! It’s loaded with colorful vegetables and a spicy Sriracha kick. Simple enough for any weeknight dinner.
This Tofu Vegetable Lo Mein is going to become a regular weeknight dish for us. After all, who doesn’t love noodles?
Vegetable lo mein is so easy to make and you can really use any veggies you have around. The best part of this lo mein though is the tofu.
Sriracha Tofu Marinade
I don’t know why using Sriracha in my tofu marinade has never occurred to me before. I couldn’t stop snacking on the tofu after it was baked in the oven.
I mean, I normally find myself snacking on cooked tofu cubes, but the Sriracha gave it a huge boost in taste.
The tofu cubes can be made ahead of time and you can use them in anything else you want to as well. Toss them into your salad, stir fry dishes, or just snack on them alone!
Use Any Vegetables
For my veggies, I wanted a mix of colors, so I went for a red bell pepper, carrots and snow peas. Feel free to add greens like spinach, bok choy or kale. I stayed away from the greens this time because I wanted all my veggies to have a slight crunch.
Snow peas, bell peppers and carrots are the best for that.
Simple Vegetarian Lo Mein Sauce
The sauce in this lo mein dish is fairly simple and doesn’t really require fancy ingredients. If you don’t have mirin, you can substitute dry sherry or rice wine vinegar or just skip it all together.
There’s no reason to order take out when lo mein is this easy to make at home. It’s healthier too since you know exactly what goes into it.
Vegetable lo mein is sure to be a pleaser for everyone at your dinner table. Enjoy!
I first shared this tofu vegetable lo mein recipe on Food Fanatic so be sure to visit it there.
- 14 ounces Extra Firm Tofu, drained and pressed
- 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
- 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
- 2 tablespoons Sriracha Chili Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
- 1 tablespoon Canola Oil
- 1 Red Bell Pepper, cut julienne
- 1 Carrot, cut julienne
- 2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
- 1 teaspoon Minced Fresh Ginger
- 3 Scallions, sliced
- 1 cup Snow Peas, sliced
- 8 ounces Lo Mein Noodles
For the Sauce:
- 4 tablespoons Soy Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha Chili Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
- 1 teaspoon Brown Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Mirin
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Combine the olive oil, soy sauce and Sriracha sauce in a large bowl. Cut the tofu into small cubes and toss with the sauce. Set aside for 20 minutes.
- Spread the cubes in a large sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, tossing the tofu halfway through.
- Whisk together the sauce ingredients and set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat the canola oil over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper, carrots and snow peas to the pan and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
- Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for another 2 minutes.
- Stir in the scallions and the sauce. Remove the pan from the heat.
- Cook the noodles according to the package directions and drain the extra water.
- Add the noodles and tofu to the vegetables and return the pan to medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Serve hot.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1855mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 4gSugar: 10gProtein: 17g
This nutrition information is only an approximate provided for convenience and as a courtesy only. Information comes from Nutritionix, an automated nutrition calculator.