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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2012

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  • 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

343 calories; 8.6 g total fat; 1.7 g saturated fat; 149 mg cholesterol; 587 mg sodium. 616 mg potassium; 51.7 g carbohydrates; 10.1 g fiber; 11 g sugar; 15 g protein; 1971 IU vitamin a iu; 97 mg vitamin c; 120 mcg folate; 98 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 103 mg magnesium; 3 g added sugar;

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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
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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