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Vegetable Tofu Lo Mein

This Vegetable Tofu Lo Mein is a flavorful, vegetable packed dish that is a perfect homemade alternative to takeout. What's more comforting than a warm bowl of noodles? We love this quick and easy, yet super satisfying noodle dish!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Keyword: lo mein, noodles, stir fry, tofu

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. package rice noodle linguini
  • 1/2 of a 7 oz. package extra firm tofu drained and pressed gently with towels to dry - slice thinly into short strips
  • Oil, garlic powder and dark soy sauce for cooking vegetables and tofu
  • 1 1/2 cups very thinly sliced cabbage
  • 1 cup very finely chopped carrot
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion (approx 1/2 medium red onion)
  • 3 to 4 cloves minced garlic
  • Green onion for serving

Sauce: whisk together in bowl

  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cornstarch + 2.5 tsp vegetable broth whisked together

Instructions

  • Cook noodles (careful not to overcook as they cook quickly) and rinse, drizzle with touch of sesame oil (optional) and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a large pan add 1 tsp oil and once hot, add tofu strips (may need to do in 2 batches depending on size of pan. After around 3 to 5 min once browned on first side, gently toss the pan to flip the tofu and cook another few minutes until lightly browned, and add generous sprinkling of garlic powder and a few dashes of dark soy sauce. Stir, cook another min, remove from pan.
  • Add 1 tsp oil to pan, along with onion and carrot. Cook until onion is translucent, adding water if pan gets dry.
  • Add cabbage and garlic, stir, add 2 tsp dark soy sauce, cook 2 min until cabbage wilts, stirring often.
  • Push veggies to side, add sauce you've whisked together, let sauce bubble for a min to thicken.
  • Add tofu and noodles, stir well. Taste and add salt, pepper, or more sweet chili sauce and sesame oil if desired.
  • Serve, top with green onion.