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Vegan Ramen (Gluten-Free, Soy-Free)

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An easy, healthy, and deliciously creamy Vegan Ramen recipe made with a rich broth and gluten-free ramen noodles. This cozy vegetarian ramen bowl hits all the marks when it comes to true comfort food! Gluten-free & soy-free.

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In the thick of winter I crave all the warm comfort food I can get, and this Vegan Ramen satisfies my cravings in a pinch! These cozy noodles are my vegan take on traditional ramen, without the use of soy, meat or gluten/wheat. I hope you find this comforting ramen dish as rich and satisfying as we do! xo.

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Vegan Ramen

These Vegan Ramen Noodles are:

  • Easy to make.
  • Rich and creamy with a hearty umami mushroom base.
  • Versatile, and easily customized with your choice of toppings.
  • Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, and sugar-free.
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What ingredients are needed to make Vegan Ramen?

  • Oil, onion, garlic, ginger.
  • Water or stock.
  • Dried shiitake mushrooms.
  • Tahini.
  • Mirin.
  • Salt.
  • Desired ramen toppings. I like broccoli, sliced peppers, and hemp seeds.

Please note: for full recipe ingredients and amounts scroll down to the recipe card towards the bottom of this post.

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How-to Make Vegetarian Ramen – Step by Step

  1. Saute onion, garlic and ginger in oil.
 a stock pot filled with sauteed onions and garlic

2. Add broth and mushrooms. Simmer for 30 minutes.

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3. Prepare toppings.

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4. Prepare ramen noodles.

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5. Turn off heat and stir in tahini and mirin. Salt to taste.

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6. Add pre-cooked ramen noodles to a bowl.

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7. Cover with ramen broth.

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8. Top, and enjoy!

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Common Recipe Questions

Can I omit or replace the mushrooms in this ramen recipe?

This is a mushroom broth based recipe. I haven’t tested it with this particular recipe, but replacing the mushrooms with dried eggplant would probably product a result closest in taste and texture. Otherwise, you can also check out my Butternut Squash Ramen Recipe!

Can I omit the mirin or replace it with something else?

If you do not have mirin on hand, you can use a touch of sweet wine or a pinch of coconut sugar paired with rice vinegar for similar results.

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Top Tips for Making Vegetarian Ramen

Mushrooms

Dried mushrooms produce a richer, more flavorful broth with stronger umami notes than fresh mushrooms, so I do not recommend replacing them with fresh.

Ramen Noodles

If you are on a gluten-free and/or vegan diet, be certain to check that your ramen noodles comply. We prefer Lotus Food’s Ramen Noodles.

Ramen Toppings

We like to lightly boil broccoli and sliced sweet bell peppers to top off our ramen alongside some hemp seeds and a drizzle of sriracha. Other toppings we recommend: any raw or cooked veggies, sesame seeds, tofu, a drizzle of sesame oil or coconut aminos, tempeh, crushed nori seaweed, gomasio, kimchi or sauerkraut.

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Vegan Ramen (Gluten-Free)

Vegan Ramen (Gluten-Free)

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

An easy, healthy, and deliciously creamy Vegan Ramen recipe made with a rich broth and gluten-free ramen noodles. This cozy vegan ramen bowl hits all the marks when it comes to true comfort food! Gluten-free & soy-free.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon avocado or grapeseed oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried ginger root, minced
  • 8 cups vegetable broth or water (1900 ml)
  • 12 dried whole shiitake mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon mirin rice wine
  • sea salt or pink salt, to taste
  • 4 ramen noodle cakes (approx. 10 oz dried ramen noodles) (280 grams)
  • desired toppings

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot or stock pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and ginger. Saute for 5 minutes.
  2. Add broth or water and dried mushrooms to the pot. Bring to a boil. Cover, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. While the broth is simmering, prepare ramen noodles according to package directions, as well as prepare any topping you would like for your ramen.
  4. Turn off heat, then stir in tahini and mirin. Salt to taste.
  5. Add cooked ramen noodles to a bowl then ladle hot broth into the bowl until ramen noodles are just covered. Top with desired toppings.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

You can either use the broth as is, with the mushrooms included or strain the broth before serving if you prefer not to eat the mushrooms.

Please refer to the 'Tips' and 'Questions' sections above in the post for valuable information.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 224 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1637mg Carbohydrates: 17g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 6g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g

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4 Comments

  • Alisa Fleming
    02/13/2020 at 3:05 PM

    I practically grew up on ramen, but this looks WAY better than those packets I used to eat. And the shiitakes really make this dish extra special to me!

    Reply
    • Kristen Wood
      02/14/2020 at 10:31 PM

      Thank you so much, Alisa!

      Reply
  • Daniela Modesto
    01/28/2020 at 11:47 AM

    This looks so good! I cannot wait to try it! Serious umami right here too! 🙂

    Reply
    • Kristen Wood
      01/29/2020 at 7:56 PM

      Thank you, Daniela! 🙂

      Reply

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