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At the end of a busy day, I love a homemade dinner. Even when I’m tired and don’t really have time, I would rather cook than grab take out or have to make the day even longer by eating at a restaurant. On those days, which are becoming more and more frequent, I turn to super easy to make, one pot meals that are packed with flavor.
These easy, flavor packed meals offer an escape from every day life like the new flavors of Diet Coke® in the new sleek cans. I already told you how I absolutely love Diet Coke Feisty Cherry but I’m also pretty obsessed with Ginger Lime. Twisted Mango and Zesty Blood Orange are pretty fab too, and even though Classic Diet Coke is in the fancy new can, it has the same taste we all know and love.
Kroger has all the different flavors available in both single cans and 8 packs. I love the chance to buy single cans to try all the flavors.
Though all the varieties inspire me to get in the kitchen and create a recipe that pairs well with the bold flavors, today I am focusing on Diet Coke Ginger Lime.
When I think of ginger and lime, I automatically think of Asian inspired food. While it’s easy to turn to take out, I promise you can make this Easy One Pot Lo Mein in less time than it will take you to place the order and go pick it up. I promise!
After boiling the pasta, the vegetables are quickly sautéed, before the sauce brings the flavor party together. Just like that dinner is ready. Feel free to add any kind of leftover protein like shrimp or chicken. Rotisserie chicken saves so many dinners in my house.
You can make this lo mein your own in other ways too. I used whole grain pasta to mimic the color and chew of traditional noodles, but any pasta will do the trick. The vegetables can be mixed up too. Cauliflower, broccoli, onions, and bell peppers would be fantastic additions.
What you’ll really notice is how the spice from the hot sauce, the nuttiness from the sesame oil, and the salinity from the soy sauce is accentuated by the acidic lime and sweet spice of the ginger in the Diet Coke Ginger Lime. It really is a match made in bold flavor heaven because Ginger is down to party and isn’t that how we should all live our lives?
Check out all the new flavors of Diet Coke and let me know which is your favorite.Print
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 8 ounces pasta (I used whole grain spaghetti)
- 8 baby portabella mushrooms, washed and sliced
- 3 carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 cups kale, shredded
- 2 tablespoons liquid aminos or soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon hot sauce
- 2 teaspoons apple sider vinegar
- Bring water to a boil in a medium stock pot. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook according to package instructions. When the pasta is done, drain it and set aside.
- Set the pot over medium high heat and allow any excess water to cook off. Add the olive and sesame oils, followed by the mushrooms, carrots, and garlic. Sauté about 5 minutes until beginning to brown. Add the kale and sauté 2 minutes more. Add the pasta back to the pot.
- Make the sauce. In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, sugar, oil, ginger, pepper, hot sauce, and vinegar. Pour into the pot and stir to combine. Cook about 2 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Serve immediately. Leftovers may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave about 1 minute.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes