Vegan Chow Mein

Vegan Chow Mein- easy to make and SO delicious!

**UPDATE: this recipe now has a fun little recipe video to go with the post. Give it a watch and enjoy :) Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel. Please? ????

The other night as I was preparing for the week, I made a long list of all the things that I needed to get done over the next 7 days. I can be forgetful so I’ve found that it helps if I write everything down including the kind of obvious things like “write my blog posts”. This morning as I was looking at the list and crossing the very few things off that I have accomplished, I realized that there’s simply not enough days in the week.

I then figured that I should prioritize the list but that doesn’t do much good either because it seems like every last thing on the list is important. And, so is life, I suppose. I’m not really sure how people do this AND have multiple kids. <<< that truly blows my mind.

Anyways, I’m kind of rambling. And speaking of which, I’ve been making a conscious effort lately to keep my blog posts more concise and to the point with only a minimal amount of aimless chatting at the beginning :) Also, I’m trying to cut back a tiny bit on the amount of photos in each post. While the photography is arguably my favorite part of this whole process, I’m not 100% sure that you need to see the same dish but from 800 different angles, amiright?

Vegan Chow Mein- easy to make and SO delicious!

SO, this Vegan Chow Mein: It’s amazing! That’s all you really need to know. It’s also SUPER easy to make which is a huge bonus in my busy book.

Traditional Chow Mein has a lot more oil in it than this recipe but I’m really trying to cut back on unnecessary oil consumption these days. But, feel free to add in a bit more if you so desire :)

Vegan Chow Mein- easy to make and SO delicious!

Chopping up the carrots and broccoli is the most effort that this recipe takes. The noodles are cooked and set aside while the veggies sauté in a yummy sauce for a few minutes. The noodles are then tossed into the veggies and you’re pretty much done!

Vegan Chow Mein- easy to make and SO delicious!

All that’s left to do is stuff your face :D

Vegan Chow Mein- easy to make and SO delicious!

If you end up making this recipe or any of my other recipes PLEASE tag my on Instagram, Facebook, or send me a snap (@bbritnell – have I mentioned how OBSESSED I am with snapchat these days!?).

Vegan Chow Mein- easy to make and SO delicious!

Recipe HERE for the crispy tofu (<<<do it! It’s SO yummy!)


Vegan Chow Mein

  • Author: B. Britnell
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 large servings or 4 side servings 1x


  • 14 ounces of chow mein noodles
  • 2 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 1 cup of thinly sliced carrots (can also used shredded carrots)
  • 1 cup of snow peas
  • 810 ounces of broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup of cashews, lightly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 cup of soy sauce
  • 12 tablespoons of sesame seeds (I used regular and black)
  • optional: 1 serving of Crispy Tofu (link above)


  1. Prep the noodles according to the packaging. Once drained, set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add in the carrots, peas, broccoli, ginger, and cashews. Cook, stirring frequently, for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add in the garlic, soy sauce, and sesame seeds as well as the noodles. Toss to coat thoroughly untill all of the noodles are lightly covered in the sauce.
  4. Cook for an additional 5 minutes and then remove from the heat. If adding in the crispy tofu, do so at this time.
  5. Serve and ENJOY!

  • Category: Dinner

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16 comments on “Vegan Chow Mein”

  1. Haha if it makes you feel better I have pages of to-do things on my list. My life is so busy that I write ALL the things down I need to accomplish because it’s too easy to lose track of what day it is lol. Plus, I love highlighting things off my list when I’ve accomplished them. Major bonus.

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  3. Are the cashews you are using in this recipe raw or just out of the jar and if raw, do i soak them first? This dish looks amazing ..cant wait to try!

  4. Hi!

    You have chow mein noodles on the ingredient list but aren’t those noodles made with eggs?

    Just wonder if there is a brand you buy that is egg free (we have allergies to eggs)

    Hoping to make this soon!

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  9. Thanks for the yummy & easy dinner! We used regular spaghetti noodles instead and turned out great!

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  12. Hello I have just started to become vegan I really don’t like the way animals are treated and I just don’t want any part of it.. it’s not easyour getting started but it feels good trying and feels right! Rome wasn’t built in a day eh ! Anyway going to try out this recipient for friends round for dinner how do in follow your page please x

  13. Where do you get eggless chow mein noodles. The noodles in your picture don’t look like rice noodles, they look like regular chow mein noodles. I cant find cm noods without egg….