Vegan · vegetarian

Courgetti Chow Mein

If you didn’t know i’m trying to be healthy. And if you also didn’t know i’m forever craving chinese food.  So I decided to make a healthy version using courgetti instead….. aka an excuse to use my spiraliser 🙂

Dead easy to make, basically a pretentious stir fry but satisfied me enough to close down just eat and spare my bank account a tenner. yay

This is one of those recipes where you can add practically any veg into it you might fancy in a stir fry so just swing with it, go crazy.


Serves 2

  • 2 courgettes spiralised ( or shop bought pre-made courgetti from the shops
  • 2 tsp sesame oil (or vegetable oil if you have none)
  • handful of kale chopped up
  • 5 mushrooms sliced
  • A singular lonely carrot cut into matchsticks
  • 3 spring onions sliced
  • 2 cm ginger grated ( makes about a tbsp)
  • 3 cloves of garlic chopped
  • Half a lime

For the sauce

  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp ketchap manis (99p from tesco, bascially a sweet soy sauce, just use soy sauce if you cant get it kiddas)
  • splash of soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp cornsflour

To make the sauce

  1. In a bowl mix together the vegetable stock, ketchap manis, splash of soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, half the juice of a lime corn flour and a splash of water (1-2 tbsp).
  2. Leave to the side until ready to add to the vegetables.

To make the vegetables

  1. Add the sesame oil to the pan and add the kale, mushrooms, carrots and cook until beginning to soften.
  2. Add the ginger and garlic and spring onion to the pan and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Set aside in a bowl.
  4. Spiralise your courgettes! try and have as much fun as me plzzz
  5. In the empty pan add the sauce ingredients and cook on medium- high heat for 1-2 mins until it begins to bubble, thicken and darken.
  6. Add courgetti to the pan with the sauce ingredients and cook on medium-high heat for 2 minutes.
  7.  Stir the Veg back into the pan and heat through for a couple of mins
  8. Serve with a sprinkling of cheeky cashews and half a lime to squeeze as ya please!
  9. Serve with quorn or tofu if you want!







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