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Creamy Vegan Ramen

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Bowl of creamy vegan ramen with chopsticks

Prep

15 minutes

Cook

35 minutes

Yield

4

Delicious and easy to make Vegan Ramen with all the fixings and toppings that are loaded with flavour and healthy benefits.

Let me preface this post by saying this recipe is NOT meant to be made in a microwave. Gone are the days of instant ramen noodles, put down that Styrofoam cup Linda! The ramen dishes you hear about today are beautifully crafted noodle bowls, filled to the brim with all the veggies and flavors of the world. As always, I’ve taken this trendy dish and put my FoodByMaria vegan stamp on it and let me tell you it’s absolutely fabulous. It has all the components of traditional creamy ramen; broth, toppings, and ramen noodles, but each component is prepared vegan style with no compromise on flavor.

Bowl of creamy vegan ramen with chopsticks

Why you’ll love this vegan ramen: 

  • Creamy: The creamy ramen broth is seriously the star here and really makes any ramen delicious
  • Versatile: Customize with the veggies you have in your fridge or are trying to use up. Add your own toppings to make it your own 
  • Flavorful: It’s not just creamy, this ramen is full of flavor from the delicious umami base in the broth. Yum!

Bowl of creamy vegan ramen with chopsticks

Ingredients:

Here are the key ingredients you’ll need to make this Creamy Vegan Ramen:

ingredients for easy vegan ramen on a white surface

Ingredient Notes:

Broth: Let’s start at the beginning. Every great steaming bowl of creamy ramen starts with the perfect broth. You can always go out and buy a pre-made version but I really urge you to take the time and give this one a try. You can even make it in large batches and freeze it for later use. TRUST me you will be able to taste the difference. This vegan creamy ramen broth recipe has a lot of components that build in a creamy umami base that will highlight all of the other toppings.

Seitan Strips: I wanted to create one dish that incorporated Sweet Earth Foods protein-packed seitan strips with an Asian flair. A lot of people think of tofu when they hear vegan substitute, seitan is like the cool older sister. I wanted to use seitan for this vegan ramen for a few reasons:

  • It’s high in protein, for example, 3oz of tofu contains only 40% the amount of protein in the same amount of seitan
  • Seitan is an ancient plant-based protein developed by Buddhist monks or seitan is a clean-plant-based protein.
  • It is a good source of iron, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium.

Toppings: What makes Ramen so fun and always changing is the wide array of toppings you can choose from. For this vegan creamy ramen recipe, I used bok choi, Vegan Potstickers, and Sweet Earth Foods tempeh. Get creative and switch any of these out for other veggies like corn, broccoli, spinach, kimchi, basically all the things. I think that’s why ramen is so relevant right now, there are no rules on how to make it. So go turn on some good music, get in your kitchen, do a dance, and make this bomb ass Creamy Vegan Ramen! It’s seriously one of the best soup or bowl recipes I have and is loaded with spicy yummy flavors.

How to make vegan ramen: 

Protein marinating for vegan ramen

1. Add your Seitan into a small bowl with coconut aminos, hot sauce, and oil.  Stir and let marinate for  20 minutes.

Ingredients for vegan ramen in a pot on the stove

2. Into a medium-sized saucepan add your coconut oil and heat on medium for 30 seconds before adding the ginger and garlic. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently to avoid burning. Reduce heat to low and add your miso paste, vegetable stock paste, and peanut butter. Stir, removing clumps, and combining all ingredients.

Broth for vegan ramen

3. Now add your coconut aminos, chili sauce, and lime.  Cook on low heat for 3 minutes or until extremely fragrant. Add water and bring mixture to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes.  Add green onions and cilantro before turning off the heat and setting aside.

Saitan cooking in a pan

4. Heat a cast-iron skillet on medium for 30 seconds before adding the marinated seitan. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side. You want it crispy but still soft.  Once cooked set aside.

5. Steam your vegetables and dumplings of choice, season lightly, and set aside.

Noodles for creamy vegan ramen on a plate

6. Cook your noodles, strain, and set aside.

Broth and noodles in a bowl for vegan ramen

7. To assemble your creamy ramen, add your noodles to a bowl, followed by your desired amount of broth. Top with veggies, dumplings and Seitan. Serve topped with fresh green onion, cilantro and chili oil.

Bowl of creamy vegan ramen with chopsticks

Expert Tips & FAQ:

Going Vegan: If you don’t know by now, just because something is “vegan”, that doesn’t mean it has to be complex, fancy, or intimidating. Making small substitutions in all of your cooking can be really easy, and ingredients you thought you couldn’t live without (see: dairy, meat, cheese etc.) won’t feel so necessary. People are so used to their norms, and eating what they grew up eating, making these types of changes can seem scary. Fear not! You have the power to make these changes and decide how you want to live your life.

Freezing the Broth: Double or triple broth for freezing.  Simply let it cool then store in tight sealed jar or container in the freezer.

Toppings: Get creative and use different veggies or whatever you have on hand. Corn, broccoli, spinach, kimchi, seriously, this dish is versatile and customizable. 

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Creamy Vegan Ramen

4.87 from 22 votes
Delicious and easy to make Vegan Ramen with all the fixings and toppings that are loaded with flavour and healthy benefits.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free
Servings 4
Calories 594 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ramen Broth:

Toppings:

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Instructions
 

  • Add your Seitan or Tempeh into a small bowl with coconut aminos, hot sauce and oil.  Stir and let marinate for  20 minutes.
  • Into a medium sized sauce pan add your coconut oil and heat on medium for 30 seconds before adding the ginger and garlic.  Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently to avoid burning. Reduce heat to low and add your miso paste, vegetable stock paste and peanut butter.  Stir, removing clumps and combining all ingredients. Now add your coconut aminos, chili sauce and lime.  Cook on low heat for 3 minutes or until extremely fragrant. Add water and bring mixture to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes.  Add green onions and cilantro before turning off heat and setting aside.
  • Heat a cast-iron skillet on medium for 30 seconds before adding the marinated seitan or tempeh.  Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side. You want it crispy but still soft.  Once cooked set aside.
  • Steam your vegetables and dumplings of choice, season lightly and set aside.
  • Cook your noodles, strain and set aside.
  • To assemble your creamy ramen, add your noodles to a bowl, followed by your desired amount of broth. Top with veggies, dumplings and Seitan. Serve topped with fresh green onion, cilantro and chili oil. Enjoy!

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Notes

Double or triple broth for freezing.  Simply let it cool then store in tight sealed jar or container in the freezer.

Nutrition

Serving: 4 | Calories: 594kcal | Carbohydrates: 82.7g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 21.3g | Saturated Fat: 7.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.9g | Sodium: 1097.2mg | Fiber: 7.5g | Sugar: 9.8g
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Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Sweet Earth Foods

Amanda Davis

5 stars
Literally perfect. I did tofu instead of seitan and it was rly good.

Maria Koutsogiannis

this sounds like a great sub, need to do it this way too!

Christy

Such a delicious ramen recipe! What brand of ramen noodles did you use in this recipe btw? I’ve been on the look out for really good noodles!

Maria Koutsogiannis

I literally used Ichiban for this, lol!

Genevieve

5 stars
Super delicious recipe! We were looking for a vegan ramen soup recipe and we are going to stick with this one for sure. Perfect flavors, we’ll balanced. This will become a classic at our place. Thank you for the great recipe!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES!!! thanks so much hun!

Tsouni

5 stars
Recommending to everyone I know!

Maria Koutsogiannis

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Caroline Singleton

5 stars
This recipe has been in the rotation for a few months. It’s truly dreamy and creamy ! All the right textures and flavors. I followed the recipe on the Food by Maria app. Which I luuuub helpful, easy to use and a life saver ! Thank you for everything you do !

Maria Koutsogiannis

You’re an angle, thanks so much for the support, Caroline!

Katie

5 stars
So delicious & super easy to cook.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Isn’t it just the best?! Thank you!

Vicky Loessin

5 stars
Absolute flavour bomb! Will be making this on repeat.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for your love, Vicky! I love this recipe too!

Mahala Rae

5 stars
Cooked this to heal my flu, I topped it with Tofu, mushrooms, broccolini, bok and choy and fresh chilli!

Only downside was my noodle choice, being GF it just wasn’t as good as regular ramen noodles

But otherwise full of flavor and goodness

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey girl, hey! So glad I could be there for you to help heal your flu, I hope you feel better. This broth is one of my favourites. Noted on the GF noodles!

Theresa Madrill

5 stars
This is literally the most flavorful broth I have ever tasted. I have become a cooking goddess thanks to Maria!! I added dried oyster mushrooms at the end of the cooking of the broth and they were so meaty! I used tofu instead of seitan and it was awesome still!! This is a new family favorite!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

THERESA!! This makes me so happy. Thanks so much for your enthusiasm and love for the recipes!

Mackenzie

5 stars
Super tasty and easy to put together! More of a Thai flavor than I was anticipating but very good. Added tofu, mushrooms and carrots

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love Mackenzie!!

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