We love the bright flavor that lime and chile-garlic sauce give to this quick and easy veggie-and-noodle stir-fry. Multicolored peppers make this recipe festive, while the addition of eggs makes it a satisfying vegetarian supper.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2012


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook spaghetti (or noodles) according to package directions. Drain.

  • Combine sherry, lime zest and juice, soy sauce, chile-garlic sauce and brown sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • Heat a 14-inch flat-bottom wok over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil and swirl to coat the pan. Add eggs and tilt wok to create an omelet. Cook until set, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Turn the omelet over and cook 30 seconds more. Remove to a clean cutting board and cut into strips.

  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, mushrooms and bell peppers to the wok; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add cabbage. Reserve about 2 tablespoons of the scallions for garnish and add the rest to the wok. Stir-fry until all the vegetables are tender-crisp, about 2 minutes more. Add the chile-lime sauce and the noodles; toss to coat. Add the omelet strips and stir-fry until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes more. Serve sprinkled with the reserved scallions.


Equipment: 14-inch flat-bottom wok

Nutrition Facts

342.6 calories; protein 15g 30% DV; carbohydrates 51.7g 17% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 10.1g 40% DV; sugars 10.6g; fat 8.6g 13% DV; saturated fat 1.7g 8% DV; cholesterol 148.8mg 50% DV; vitamin a iu 1971.4IU 39% DV; vitamin c 97.2mg 162% DV; folate 120.3mcg 30% DV; calcium 98.4mg 10% DV; iron 3.7mg 21% DV; magnesium 103.4mg 37% DV; potassium 615.8mg 17% DV; sodium 586.7mg 24% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 34% DV; added sugar 3g.

Reviews (7)

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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Easy and phenomenal! I'm a college student and this meal was cheap delicious and I have so many leftovers now! Very happy thanks:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious. I made it just as the recipe calls for. I thought 2 tablespoons garlic chile paste might be very spicy but it was perfect. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Rating: 4 stars
Add chicken or shrimp to change it up Tasty easy meal for any night. I sauteed some chicken before adding the peppers and mushrooms; shrimp would have been excellent. Also I used soba noodles and liquid aminos to make it gluten free would have been just as good with rice noodles or no noodles. Will definitely make this again. Pros: Easy and Delicious Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Easy and different. Made this meal exactly following the directions. It was good had nice flavour from the limes and a satisfying crunch from the cabbage. The eggs were new for me and worked well this way! It's a good not so special healthy weeknight meal. If you like a bit of kick try finding Nanami Togarashi at an asian food store. Google it! It's blended spices from Japan. I sprinkle it on all of my asian stir-fries just before eating. It's a blend of chili pepper orange peel black and white sesame seeds Japanese pepper ginger and seaweed. It's awesome! Took this dish to another level. Pros: Crispy vegetables Cons: Sauce very liquid Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Love this recipe. Have made it at least 5 times. If you like heat top it off with sriracha. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Better than take-out! I don't have a wok so I used a large skillet instead. Instead of trying to make an omelette and then cutting it apart I just scrambled the eggs instead. The flavor of this dish is great - rivals any take-out menu and doesn't leave you parched from too much sodium! Pros: common ingredients tasty easy quick Cons: no leftovers! Read More