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Easy Chow Mein with Spiralized Zucchini

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (6 ounces EACH) Chow Mein Stir-Fry Noodles*
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (~3/4 cup) small finely chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup shredded or thinly sliced carrots
  • 2 cups chopped green cabbage
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts optional
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 small zucchini
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • Optional: fresh green onions

Instructions

  1. Prepare the noodles according to package directions. Drain, rinse in cold water, and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, place a large skillet over medium heat on the stovetop.
  3. Add the oil.
  4. Saute the onion and celery until crisp tender. (If slicing carrots, add here)
  5. Add in the shredded carrots, green cabbage, and water chestnuts. Stir until all the vegetables are tender.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the minced garlic, grated ginger, soy sauce, and brown sugar.
  7. Spiralize a small zucchini and add it to the cooked vegetables. Stir and cook for 1 more minute.
  8. Combine the veggies and the cooked noodles. Pour the sauce over and toss to coat evenly.
  9. Add a generous amount of freshly cracked pepper (to taste) and a bit more oil or soy sauce if needed. (I always add a bit more soy sauce to mine, but I like saltier dishes!)
  10. Enjoy immediately with some fresh green onions if desired.

Recipe Notes

*I find the chow mein noodles in the Asian aisle of the grocery store. My favorite brand is WEL-PAC and is in a clear package with a large red label :)