I know I use the word ‘excited’ a lot to talk about food, but just hear me out. I was trying to come up with a way to use up some ramen noodles for lunch and came across some coconut milk in the fridge that needed used. So after a bit of searching pinterest, I realized I might actually be able to pull off making a healthier version of those instant ramen noodle packets that my husband used to love. However, I banned him and my son from the kitchen while I made it just in case it didn’t work.
But it did! It turns out its actually really easy to turn some coconut milk into a super yummy soup base by adding some basic ingredients that we always have to hand. I also couldn’t find any ramen noodle soup recipes online that didn’t use animal products so i’m pretty proud of myself for managing to create my own vegan recipe using the ingredients I had to hand. Going forward, I feel like I could adapt this recipe, so look out for some alternatives coming soon!
Quick Ramen Noodle Soup
Yield 3 Servings
This vegan ramen noodle soup recipe is packed full of flavor and is super easy to make. It is mild so can be enjoyed by the entire family!
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger
- 3 tbsp mild curry paste
- 3 cups vegetable stock
- 1/2 - 1 cup water
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp tamari (optional)
- 220 g ramen noodles
- Heat oil in a large pot over a medium heat. Add garlic, ginger and curry paste and cook for a few minutes until fragrant.
- Add coconut milk and stir to combine. Add stock, soy sauce, tamari and water to taste. Bring to a boil.
- Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package instructions.
- Add noodles to soup and serve.
Because we were missing a few key ingredients last time we made this dish, Kevin tried making some modifications and the result was great. He switched out the ginger for lemongrass paste, left out the tamari and added one tablespoon of mango chutney. We also used a slightly less mild(spicier) curry paste which gave it a little more ‘kick’. The only problem was our 5 year old found the dish too spicy, but he still managed to gobble some of the noodles taken out of the soup.