Spiralized broccoli stems transform into tender noodles in this lo mein-inspired vegetarian recipe. Serve on top of brown rice or buckwheat soba noodles.

Breana Killeen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2018


Recipe Summary

45 mins
45 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Remove florets from broccoli stems. Cut the florets into 1-inch pieces and set aside. Trim the stem ends. Using a vegetable spiralizer with the thin-noodle blade, spiralize as much of each stem as possible. Chop any remaining stem into 1/2-inch pieces. Switch to the thick-noodle blade and spiralize onion.

  • Whisk 1/4 cup water, rice wine (or sherry), tamari, chile-garlic sauce, 2 teaspoons sesame oil, cornstarch and brown sugar in a small bowl. Set by the stove.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil in a large flat-bottom carbon-steel wok over medium-high heat. Add the broccoli noodles, stem pieces and onion; cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and toss with the remaining 2 teaspoons sesame oil and salt.

  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon peanut oil, chiles and ginger to the pan. Cook, stirring constantly, for 15 seconds. Add the reserved florets and cook, stirring, until starting to brown, about 1 minute. Add the remaining 1/4 cup water, cover and cook until the florets are tender, about 3 minutes more. Uncover and add the reserved sauce. Cook, stirring, until the sauce is thick, about 1 minute.

  • Arrange the noodle mixture on a platter with the florets on top. Serve sprinkled with peanuts.


Equipment: Spiralizer

Nutrition Facts

252 calories; protein 11.1g 22% DV; carbohydrates 24.1g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 8.7g 35% DV; sugars 9.4g; fat 14.2g 22% DV; saturated fat 2.2g 11% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 5109.2IU 102% DV; vitamin c 298.7mg 498% DV; folate 215.3mcg 54% DV; calcium 150.1mg 15% DV; iron 3.1mg 17% DV; magnesium 86.6mg 31% DV; potassium 1066.3mg 30% DV; sodium 589.8mg 24% DV; added sugar 2g.

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Loved this!! The spiralized broccoli stems are so unexpected and fun. I'll take any excuse I can get to break out my spiralizer! Read More