Vegan Kung Pao Broccoli Lo Mein

This recipe is definitely a keeper! Enjoy :). 


Vegan Kung Pao Broccoli Lo Mein

Prep Time:  15 min.     Cook Time:  15 min.    Total Time:  30 min. 


1/3 C. Soy sauce

1/3 C. Rice wine vinegar

1/3 C. Water

1/4 c. Agave or Honey if you’re not vegan 

2 Tbsp. Corn Starch

1 Head Broccoli, cut into florets

1/2 Red Pepper

1 Tbsp. Sesame oil, omit if you don’t use oils

6 Green onions, chopped in large pieces

4 Cloves Garlic, chopped

2 Tbsp. Ginger, grated

1/4 tea. Cayenne pepper

1 tsp. Hoisin sauce, vegan (I actually made my own, recipe below)

1 Box. Lo mein noodles

1/2 C. Peanuts, roasted and salted, chopped

Start boiling the water for the lo mein and cook according to package instructions.

Make a marinade for the broccoli and red pepper. In a shallow mixing bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, water, agave and corn starch until fully combined and the corn starch has dissolved. Now add the broccoli to the bowl. Stir to coat and make sure the broccoli is fully covered by the marinade. Set aside to marinate for about 5 minutes or so. Stirring every minute or so.

Now in a wok or large non stick skillet, heat the sesame oil on medium high. Add the green onions, garlic, ginger, and chilies. Saute for 1-2 minutes, until the garlic and ginger are soft. Reducing heat as needed.

Now add the broccoli and the marinade to the wok or skillet. Saute until the sauce has thickened. 1-3 minutes. Now add the hoisin sauce and half the peanuts. Toss together.

Once the lo mein noodles are done, drain and add to the wok. Toss the noodles to coat with sauce. Serve immediately topped with the remaining peanuts and more chopped green onions.

Hoisin Sauce

Recipe from geniouskitchem.com

4 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon black bean paste (can sub peanut butter)

1 tablespoon honey or 1 tablespoon molasses or 1 tablespoon brown sugar

2 teaspoons white vinegar

1⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder

1⁄8 teaspoon onion powder

2 teaspoons sesame oil (I omitted and it was great)

20 drops chinese hot sauce (or habenero or jalapenos)

1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Blend in vitamix.

Note 1: May need to increase peanut butter/black bean paste to taste. Use no more than 2 tablespoons, but please, start with one tablespoon.

Note 2: Can sub 1 toe fresh garlic for powdered. Work with mortar and pestle the fresh garlic and jalapeno until it forms a paste.

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