Zoodle Lo Mein Stir Fry (keto and low carb)

If you’re looking for the perfect Asian-inspired zoodle lo mein stir fry recipe, look no further.

This is the best zoodle stir fry and it’s fast and easy, just like my zoodle pasta dish and our inside out egg roll.

zoodle lo mein

What is traditional lo mein?

Lo mein is a Chinese dish containing egg noodles. 

Lo mein is often served with beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, or wontons.

Vegetarian lo mein is also delicious.

Chances are, if you’re eating lo main at a restaurant, there’s a lot of carbs in those egg noodles. 

How many calories are in lo mein?

There’s typically 300-400 calories in a regular lo mein ordered from the restaurant.

This low carb lo mean only has 155 calories.

How many carbs are in lo mein?

Typical lo mein can have up to 50 carbs in a regular lo mein ordered from the restaurant.

This keto lo mein only has 4.2 carbs. 

zucchini lo mein noodle spirals with Chinese inspired sauce

How do I make a Zoodle stir-fry?

To make this healthy zoodle stir-fry low calorie and low carb, simply add your favorite protein or tofu to the recipe after cooking. 

What can I substitute for zucchini noodles for a low carb Chinese stir-fry?

If you do not have zucchini noodles or “zoodles” for this recipe, I recommend any of the following: 

  • Green beans
  • Shirataki mushrooms
  • Shredded cabbage (also called “egg roll in a bowl”) 
  • Broccoli florets and a bit of shredded carrot 
  • Cauliflower fried rice with scrambled egg

Another great way to spice up your Chinese-inspired dishes is to add sweet chili sauce to your stir- fry. 

Can I freeze lo mein zoodles? 

I do not recommend freezing these zucchini noodles once cooked in the stir-fry sauce. 

The zoodles are best if eaten the same day.

zucchini noodles with Chinese seasonings

How do I make keto stir fry sauce?

It all starts with the thick Asian stir fry sauce.

Mix the stir fry sauce ingredients in a mason jar or air-tight container and shake.

I used the xanthan gum in place of corn starch to make it a keto friendly stir fry sauce.

Careful to not add too much xanthan gum or your sauce will be too thick.

How do I make Asian stir fry zucchini noodles (zoodles)?

First, use a spiralizer to make your zoodles.

Pat them dry with a paper towel and add them to your wok or frying pan.

Next, add in some ground ginger and minced garlic.

Finally, add your sauce to your zoodle stir-fry and mix on medium heat and your zucchini noodles are soft.

zoodle lo-mein stir-fry

What are other ways to make keto lo mein?

zoodle lo-mein stir-fry

Zoodle Lo Mein Stir Fry

Amber @ Low Carb Quick
The best zoodle lo mein stir fry with 3-ingredient Stir fry sauce. A low-carb and keto friendly zucchini stir fry recipe that’s fast and easy!
4.52 from 29 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 155 kcal

Ingredients
  

Sauce Ingredients:

Zucchini Ingredients:

  • 2 medium zucchini, made into spiral zoodles
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp fresh minced garlic

Instructions
 

  • Mix sauce ingredients in a Mason jar or right container with a lid. Shake and place aside.
  • Add zoodles and a bit of butter to a wok or pan and add zoodle ingredients.
  • Pour sauce over zoodles and mix over medium heat for approximately 5-7 minutes, or until softened.

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcalCarbohydrates: 4.2gProtein: 3.9gFat: 12.3gSaturated Fat: 1.6gSodium: 1631mgFiber: 14g
Keyword asian, chinese, keto, low carb, sugar free, zoodles
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

This recipe was inspired by Build Your Bite’s recipe for homemade stir fry sauce.

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10 thoughts on “Zoodle Lo Mein Stir Fry (keto and low carb)”

  1. Good and simple, but way too much sauce IMO, I’d half the sauce next time and slowly pour it in to see if in needed more or less. I added a little red pepper flakes to kick it up a bit, some red onion extra garlic and ginger. overall really good!
    Thanks

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  2. This was good. I added hamburger for protein though I think chicken would be better. I think there was a bit too much xanthan gum, it got a bit gooey. Will cut that in half next time. Good flavor, though. Will make it again!

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  3. Hi, is the carbs in this recipe net carbs? It’s a little confusing since it’s just labeled carbs, would love some clarification if possible! Thanks!

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    • Hi Kris,
      For my recipe cards, I put in the ingredients and use an app called WPRM. I rely on that data to calculate carbs. Sometimes, different calculators show varying amounts. I am, however, grateful for the feedback and glad you stopped by to check out the recipes here at Low Carb Quick.

      Happy Cooking,
      -Amber

    • Hi Jess,
      I’m so sorry you didn’t enjoy the lo mein zucchini zoodles. Maybe omit the sauce and only add a little next time if that suits your preference. Another option is just add some butter and your favorite seasoning if you prefer a lighter dish. Thanks so much for stopping by and giving it a try!

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