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2 Quick & Easy Vegetable Ramen Recipes

Vegetable ramen
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This quick and easy vegetable ramen recipe is a tasty plant-based Japanese dish that can be adjusted to your desires and cravings. Create your own unique variations on ramen.

Ramen is a traditional Japanese dish. A broth packed full of umami flavor makes the base of this noodle dish that is loved by many. Although it is generally made using meat or seafood, it is possible to make vegetable ramen for those following vegetarian diets. Follow this guide for how to make your own quick and easy vegetable ramen at home, and how you can switch up the ingredients to make your own variations of this tasty Japanese dish.

Easy Vegetable Ramen Recipe

Ramen can easily be made vegetable-based.
Ramen can easily be made vegetable-based. (Foto: CC0 / Pixabay / joannawielgosz)

Ramen ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Thumb-sized piece of ginger, sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1½ tbsp white miso paste
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 15 grams dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 8 ounces ramen noodles


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 head bok choy, quartered
  • ½ cup scallions, chopped
  • 3-5 nori sheets, torn
  • Handful fresh coriander, chopped


  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Once hot, add the sesame oil, garlic, ginger and onion. Sauté for five to seven minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the onion starts to brown slightly on the edges.
  3. Add one cup of the vegetable stock to deglaze the pot. Using a wooden spoon, scrape the bottom of the pot to make sure you mix in all the flavors.
  4. Add the miso paste, tahini, dried shiitake mushrooms, remaining vegetable stock and soy sauce. Stir.
  5. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat and cover the pot. Let the broth simmer on low heat for at least 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. The longer you leave the broth to cook, the deeper the flavor will be.
  6. While the broth is cooking away, prepare your toppings. Bring a small pot of water to the boil. Add the eggs and cook for seven minutes for a runny yolk, and eight minutes for a soft yolk. Remove the eggs from the water and place them in a bowl of ice water to stop them from cooking further. Once cooled, peel the shells and slice the eggs lengthwise. Set aside.
  7. Bring the same small pot of water to the boil. Add the baby spinach and cook for one minute, or until wilted. Remove from the pot and place in the same bowl of ice water. Drain and set aside.
  8. Now taste the broth and adjust seasoning to your liking by adding more sesame oil or soy sauce if desired.
  9. Add the ramen noodles to the stock and cook according to package instructions.
  10. Divide the noodles between two deep bowls. Ladle over the broth.
  11. Top your ramen with the eggs, wilted baby spinach, bok choy, chopped scallions, torn nori sheets and fresh coriander. Finish by drizzling with sesame oil. Enjoy!

2 Variations for Vegetable Ramen

Add tofu instead of an egg and create your own variation of vegetable ramen.
Add tofu instead of an egg and create your own variation of vegetable ramen. (Foto: CC0 / Pixabay / allybally4b)

The absolute best thing about making your own ramen is that it is totally customizable to your cravings and preferences. The broth and the noodles stay the same, but you can switch and choose your choice of vegetables, protein and toppings. It’s totally up to you!

1. Vegan Vegetable Ramen

Instead of an egg, you can switch this protein for tofu and make a totally vegan-based ramen recipe. Toppings such as miso-glazed baby carrots and beansprouts work really well with this vegan recipe. Garnish with sesame seeds and crushed peanuts for a tasty plant-based vegan ramen dish.

2. Spicy Vegetable Ramen 

If spice is your thing, then you can amp up the heat with this vegetable ramen recipe by adding fresh chilli to the broth, drizzling over sriracha sauce and sprinkling your ramen with dried chilli threads (silgochu). Toppings such as freshly grated carrot and sweet corn compliments the spice of this vegetable ramen perfectly.

We also really recommend buying locally and seasonally cultivated organic ingredients. This will not only make for a more delicious and fresh ramen for you, but will help your local producers, as well as help the planet by reducing the carbon footprint of your groceries and promoting organic and pesticide-free agriculture that is close to home.

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