This super easy and super super inexpensive vegan ramen recipe is perfect for when you want something delicious but don’t wanna put in the work. Great for college students looking to take their normal instant ramen to the next level.
My favorite meals are definitely the Buddha Bowls tons of veggies over a grain or starch with a delicious sauce. I like them because it is easy to customize based off of what I have and no two Buddha bowls are the same! This recipe is more or less a Buddha bowl made with ramen as the base and a creamy peanut sauce on top. I used this recipe to meal prep but I think it is more perfect to have on a lazy evening when you don’t feel like cooking.
Don’t forget this is a bargain blog this is not the healthiest thing in the world and I definitely don’t recommend eating this all the time (even though you might want to!). If you can’t stand the idea of using instant ramen use real ramen or another pasta or grain. I have the substitute sauce recipe below if you decide to do that.
This recipe can even be simplified further by tossing your veggies in the pot with the boiling pasta. But I definitely recommend the flavor and texture of the roasted veggies.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes (Not including roasting veggies)
Total time 15 minutes
1 ‘soy sauce’ or ‘oriental’ flavored ramen ( make sure it is vegan friendly!)
2 teaspoons creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon sriracha (add more or less depending on your spice needs)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 cup warm water
A few drops of sesame oil (optional)
A pinch of sesame seeds (optional)
Chopped vegetables of your choice! I used fresh carrots, frozen lima beans, corn, peas and broccoli.
If you are roasting your veggies:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place veggies on silicone mat lined baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven and set aside.
- Bring a small pot of water to a boil add in ramen noodles ( and vegetables of choice if needed). Do not add in seasoning packet!!
- While ramen is cooking, in a small bowl mix together the ramen noodle seasoning packet, and the remainder of the ingredients (minus the sesame seeds). Use a whisk to mix well. Peanut butter will take a little to mix completely in but keep working at it!
- Drain and rinse pasta. Place in serving bowl. Top with lots and lots of veggies as well as your peanut sauce. Sprinkle sesame seeds over top. Enjoy!
If you prefer an instant ramen free option:
Cook your grain or pasta according to package instructions. Top with lots of veggies. Replace the ramen seasoning packet with:
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Let me know what you think and if you try this recipe out!
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