Zucchini and Carrot Lo Mein

bowl of zucchini and carrot lo mein

Serves: 4

Fruits and Vegetables: 1½ cup per serving


2 teaspoons olive or vegetable oil

3 green onions, sliced into thin rounds (white and light green parts)

1 garlic clove, minced

4 tablespoons teriyaki sauce, low-sodium

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1 teaspoon ginger, fresh, grated, OR ½ teaspoon ginger, ground

3 carrots, ends trimmed and peeled into wide ribbons

3 zucchini, ends trimmed and spiraled

¾ cup peas, frozen or fresh


  1. Wash and prepare fresh vegetables.
  2. Slice carrots with a vegetable peeler to cut long, wide ribbons. Place in a large bowl.
  3. Use a spiralizer to turn zucchini into noodles. Or, use a vegetable peeper to cut long, wide ribbons. Place in the large bowl with carrots.
  4. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-low heat and add green onion and garlic.
  5. Cook until softened, stirring frequently (about 3 minutes). 
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together teriyaki sauce, cornstarch, and ginger with a fork.
  7. Add sauce, zucchini and carrots to the pan, stirring frequently.
  8. Increase the heat and cook until noodles soften (about 7 minutes). Stir in peas until heated through, about 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1½ cups; Calories: 110; Carbohydrates: 18 g; Fiber: 4 g; Fat: 3 g; Saturated fat: 0 g; Sodium: 390 mg

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