Making homemade vegan ramen soup is easy and this recipe is 100% vegan. A delicious bowl of ramen consists of well-cooked noodles in a flavorful broth, accompanied by the tare and toppings. This creamy ramen recipe has all of those components, making it both nutritious and simple to prepare.
What is ramen?
Ramen is a soup with a rich history; it originated in China and evolved into a flavorful Japanese dish with noodles and veggies.
This ramen recipe is perfect for a cold or rainy day, or a fun meal with your family. It’s great for kids to enjoy lots of veggies and experience new flavors in a fun way.
Ingredients for a good homemade ramen soup
FOR THE BROTH
Garlic, onion, and ginger. The aromatic and flavorful herbs, along with the pungent and exotic spices, work in harmony to create a sensational taste that forms the very essence of a rich and flavourful stew or broth.
Roasted Sweet Potato adds body and color to the broth. Besides, it raises our ramen noodle soup’s nutritional value, and the sweetness of the sweet potato perfectly balances the rest of the ingredients.
Peanut butter: Upgrade your health and nutrition game by switching to unsweetened peanut butter. Don’t have it on hand? No worries! It’s simple to make at home. Substitute with unsweetened almond butter if you wish.
When making this vegan recipe, you can use any type of ramen noodles that you prefer. Personally, I enjoy the Lotus brand noodles made of rice and millet. However, any type of noodle will work just as well. If you’re looking for a healthier option, you may use zucchini noodles instead. This will give you a greener version of the classic ramen dish.
How to serve the homemade noodles?
Listen up, you have full control over how you finish your ramen dish. The broth is thick and heavy, so it’s important to use fresh and light ingredients to balance it out. My top recommendations for toppings are raw carrots, roasted corn, chopped chives, and fresh herbs. Trust me on this one.
Other delicious ideas to finish your ramen up:
- Cilantro, basil or mint
- Roasted or baked tofu
- Brussels sprouts or bock Choy
- Spinach, kale, or other leafy greens
- Crispy chili oil
To give your ramen that perfect Asian flavor, you can finish it off by adding the tare sauce. This sauce has a highly concentrated flavor that adds a unique touch to all ramen bowls and gives it that final special touch.
Tare sauce is a thick and concentrated sauce used in many Japanese dishes, especially ramen. It typically consists of soy sauce, mirin (a type of rice wine), sake, sugar, and other seasonings that are boiled together to form a flavorful and aromatic sauce.
The tare sauce is usually added at the end of the cooking process to give the dish a final burst of flavor. It is an essential component of many Japanese dishes and is used to add depth and complexity to the overall taste profile.
- Soy sauce or tamari
- Brown sugar
- Rice vinegar
- Roasted sesame oil
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How to store ramen?
It is very easy to make and the broth can be stored in the refrigerator for a week without problems. Cooked ramen can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container. If you want to store it for longer, you can freeze it for up to 2 months. To reheat, simply thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat it in a pot with some broth or water.
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Homemade vegan ramen
- Soup pot
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- ½ small onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 piece ginger 1 inch or 2.5 cm approx.
- ½ cup mushrooms (shiitake or cremini) sliced
- ¼ cup unsweetened peanut butter
- 1 roasted sweet potato
- 6 cups vegetable broth or water
- 10 oz noodles
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 2 carrots cut in julienne
- 1 cup roasted corn
- 3 scallions sliced
- 10 basil or coriander leaves
- crunchy chili oil
- In a stockpot, sauté onions, garlic, ginger, and mushrooms. Add peanut butter and roasted sweet potato after onion turns translucent.
- Pour the vegetable broth or water into a pot and bring it to a simmer. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Once done, use a blender to carefully blend the mixture.
- After cooking the noodles according to package instructions, drain, rinse, and set aside.
- Mix the ingredients in a bowl and set aside to make the tare.
- Serve the noodles on a plate, pour the broth on top, add the vegetables, a tablespoon of chili oil (if using), and a drizzle of tare.
Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.