Lo Mein with Mustard Greens

By DK on Feb 14, 2011
Vegetarian Lo mein with Mustard greens and Edamame recipe
I love my husband's cafeteria. The variety they provide is innumerable. Its a wonderland for a foodie. Now if you ask my husband, he will say the complete opposite. Of course, you would have to agree with him more cos he is the one doing all the eating. For me, just the menu alone gives all that satisfaction cos it provides ideas for preparing the same (or similar...ahem or so I have my husband believe...) at home. I have access to his menu card for the week online that I refer to for ideas. My husband for his part tells me ingredients (or what he thinks are in it!). Its sad that the chefs here cannot make a luscious vegetarian meal...why does the word "vegetarian" make them assume its all grass, weeds and leaves?? Oh yes..otherwise its bland tofu which is kept ...bland. If they spend even quarter of their energy that they do in making those non vegetarian dishes and putting a wonderful sounding Veggie menu in making it one...it would have been blissful for non meat eaters.
Vegetarian Lo mein with Mustard greens and Edamame recipe
Anyways, few weeks back I happened to come across a wonderful sounding Vegetarian Lo Mein with Mustard Greens in their menu card. My husband took a photo via his phone since he had no idea what were few of the ingredients. It was simple enough - Mustard leaves (well the menu card told me that! :)), Edamame, red bell peppers, mushrooms (couldn't decipher which) along with some sauce. Based on this and with help from few online links, I prepared this meal for him on a weekend customized to our tastes. This was quick to put together, easy to prep, nutritious (thanks to the greens and protein rich edamame) and needless to say delicious. Its a versatile recipe which you can adapt depending on your taste buds. Here is how I put it together.
Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 15 min
Cook Time: Under 15 min
Serves: 4 people
  • 10 Oz. Chinese lo mein noodles (or use fresh lo mein noodles/spaghetti)
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • about 1-1/2 cups mushrooms, stems removed and sliced ( I used a mix of cremini and shiitake)
  • 2 inch ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 garlic, or as per taste (I kept them whole since we love garlic)
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 generous cup of frozen edamame
  • about 7-8 cups of mustard greens, chopped (1 large bunch)
  • 2 tbsp of hoisin sauce (or as per taste)
  • 5-6 tbsp soy sauce (or as per taste)
  • 1-2 tbsp sesame oil
Prepare the noodles as per packet instructions. I usually drain the water and rinse it lightly in cold water after cooking. I also toss it with little sesame oil (abt 1 tbsp or as needed) to lightly coat the noodles. Set it aside.
Vegetarian Lo mein with Mustard greens and Edamame recipe
Make sure to keep all the vegetables prepped since we are going to be cooking all of them on high heat and quickly.  In a skillet, add 1 tbsp of sesame oil/peanut oil on high heat. Add the garlic, ginger and onions.
Vegetarian Lo mein with Mustard greens and Edamame recipe
When slightly soft, add the bell peppers and mushrooms
Vegetarian Lo mein with Mustard greens and Edamame recipe
When the bell peppers get slightly soft yet retain their crispiness, add the mustard leaves.
Vegetarian Lo mein with Mustard greens and Edamame recipe
When the leaves start wilting, add the noodles along with the frozen edamame.
Vegetarian Lo mein with Mustard greens and Edamame recipe
Add the soy sauce and hoisin sauce and give it a quick toss to incorporate all the vegetables together.
Vegetarian Lo mein with Mustard greens and Edamame recipe
Serve immediately and hot. This is a one pot meal in my household but I am guessing you can serve it with some chilli sauce/ketchup. Linking this post to Slightly Indulgent Tuesday Vegetarian Lo mein with Mustard greens and Edamame recipe
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16 Responses to “Lo Mein with Mustard Greens”
  1. Soumya Iyer

    Another superhit – I tried this recipe – I omitted soysauce because I didnt have one. I used Hoisin and hot sauce for added spice. I will be making this frequently! Thank you once again!

  2. Yummy noodles DK. This lomein has my heart!

  3. You have got me drooling. Very Good!!!!!!!!!

  4. This lomein has my heart!

  5. I absolutely love Chinese noodles. I’m really missing it right now, so I might just whip up a batch this weekend :)

  6. lovely lo mein!!! I would almost do the same way.. And i love mushrooms in noodles..http://curryinkadai.blogspot.com/2008/07/spicy-whole-wheat-noodles-and-vegetable.html

  7. Swapna

    Looks awesome. Thank you for a good veg recipe. Can you tell me where you get lo-mein and which brand? I live in S.Cal.

  8. megha guhya

    whoa… i was away from web for just a few days… and its so nice to suddenly see so much action happening on on ChefInYou.. read your post on happy 2011.. btw, you guys write like professional writers, cook recipes like master chefs, put pictures like expensive photographers, and preserve privacy like film stars! And have time to make babies in the meanwhile!! Really what chakki ka atta do you eat?? anyways, congratulations and many many thank you’s..

  9. Same situation here. Does your hubby work for G or FB? Because my husband’s office menu sounds exciting too and he doesn’t like it much because veggie options are not so good.. The lo mein sounds delicious and healthy with all those greens in there. How is H doing?

  10. Yummy noodles DK. You have got me drooling :)

  11. Happy Valentine’s day DK..Veggie lo mein looks absolutely inviting..

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