Easy Vegan Chow Mein


Easy Vegan Chow Mein

Easy Vegan Chow Mein

What do you do when your nearest Chinese restaurant makes some of the most uninspiring (oh yes the irony) noodles?

Well, you make one yourself obviously!

Easy Vegan Chow Mein

Contrary to popular belief, noodles are pretty easy to prepare. In this recipe (btw also known as chili garlic noodles), noodles are boiled, cooled, and stir-fried with lots of vegetables.

Easy Vegan Chow Mein

Cabbage, carrots, bell peppers are some of the veggies that pair up really well with the chow mein. It’s a perfectly spiced, mildly acidic + garlicky dish and makes a delicious lunch or dinner.

I paired up the noodles with sauteed Crispy Tofu. Needless to say, it tasted fabulous!

Easy Vegan Chow Mein

Let’s make some easy vegan chow mein.

Chili Garlic Noodles
5 from 1 vote

Easy Vegan Chow Mein

Garlicky, tangy, spicy, and easy vegan chow mein recipe by Veganbell.

Course Lunch
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword chili garlic noodles, chowmein, noodles, vegan chowmein, vegan noodles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 361 kcal
Author Veganbell


  • 7 oz. noodles, boiled (200 gm.)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 8 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 green chilies slit lengthwise
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 medium carrot sliced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Freshly chopped cilantro
  • Freshly chopped green onion


  1. Set a skillet over medium heat. Add oil. 

  2. Once it's hot, add garlic, green chilies, and onion. Stir and saute until the onions turn translucent, about 2 minutes.

  3. Add bell peppers, shredded cabbage, and sliced carrots. Stir and cook for 4-5 minutes until the cabbage starts to wilt.

  4. Next add the soy sauce, vinegar, red chili sauce, salt, pepper and mix well. Cook for 3 minutes over medium heat. Stir frequently. 

  5. Add the cooked noodles and mix again to coat. (this takes quite a while - using a tong or 2 forks will help you mix faster).
  6. Turn off the heat. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and green onions. 

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Easy Vegan Chow Mein
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 646mg28%
Potassium 395mg11%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 4842IU97%
Vitamin C 102mg124%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you enjoyed this Easy Vegan Chow Mein, check out this Carrot Zucchini Noodles (Gluten-Free) that I posted earlier.

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  1. I tried your recipe yesterday and it turned out so well.
    Pasta was getting quite boring for date nights and this was a nice change. My partner loved it.thanks for sharing it!!