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two bowls of vegan ramen with chopsticks
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Creamy Vegan Sesame Ramen

A delicious Vegan Creamy Sesame Ramen recipe from Melissa Copeland of the fantastic vegan food blog The Stingy Vegan, a review of her inspiring new cookbook 30-Minute Frugal Vegan Recipes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entrées, Soup, Vegan
Cuisine: Japanese
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 495kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • cups 535 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp 15 ml oil, for pan
  • ½ 14-oz [400-g] block firm or extra-firm smoked or plain tofu, cut into rectangles about ⅜” (1 cm) thick
  • Pinch of salt
  • 8 button mushrooms sliced
  • 3 tbsp 45 g tahini
  • 2 tbsp 30 ml soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp 15 ml sriracha
  • 2 tsp 10 ml rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 3 oz 85 g broccoli florets
  • 2 3-oz [85-g] packages uncooked ramen noodles, seasoning packet discarded
  • 1 green onion sliced
  • Optional: more sriracha to serve sesame seeds for garnish


  • In a small saucepan, place the stock over low heat just to warm it up. Don’t bring to a simmer—you just want to heat it, not reduce it. Also bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil.
  • In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the tofu and fry until golden brown, then flip and fry on the other side until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
  • Now, add the mushrooms in a single layer to the skillet and fry, undisturbed, until brown on the first side, about 2 minutes. Stir and fry on the other side until browned, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to the plate with the tofu.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the tahini, soy sauce, sriracha and vinegar. Mix well.
  • By now, your water should be boiling. Add the broccoli and simmer for a couple of minutes, or until tender and bright green. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the broccoli to a plate and add the ramen noodles to the pot. Simmer until tender, according to the package instructions. Drain.
  • Divide the tahini mixture between 2 large bowls. Ladle in the hot stock and stir to combine. Divide the noodles, tofu, mushrooms and broccoli between the bowls and sprinkle with some sliced green onion and sesame seeds, if using.
  • Serve with the bottle of sriracha on the side for those who like it especially spicy.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 2099mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g