Vegan Miso Ramen Soup

Miso soup has always been one of my favorite things when we go to Japanese restaurants. And, this Miso Ramen makes it a whole meal in a nice hot bowl of soup. I got to have some miso soup on Day 11 of the healthy clean eating cleanse, so I was reminded of how tasty it is!

miso ramen soup vegan

vegan miso ramen soup

Sometimes we add ½ cup frozen peas. Sometimes we add a beautiful poached egg or two on top.  You could also add carrots, broccoli, bamboo shoots, baby corn, or water chestnuts as your heart desires.

To get the dried ramen noodles, I buy those really cheap packages of ramen that you can make on the stove, and they’re about 30 cents each. I take the flavor packet out and throw it away (or in the compost). It’s really high in sodium, and has very little redeeming value, so I don’t feel too bad doing this. Replacing the flavor packet with miso is a much healthier choice. Miso is high in vitamin B12, low in calories, a decent source of protein (2 grams of protein for just 25 calories). And, it’s so much tastier than those packets.

miso

White Miso paste is sweet and mellow

Vegan Miso Ramen Soup
Makes 1 serving, double or triple as needed

½ sheet dried sushi nori (roasted seaweed), chopped
2 cups vegetable broth or water
1 sheet dried ramen noodles, uncooked
½ cup cubed tofu
¼ cup white miso paste
1 tablespoon chopped green onion

Place the chopped seaweed in a small bowl and cover with ½ cup tap water. Set aside.

Pour the broth or water into a pot and bring to a boil. Add the ramen noodles, and cook for 3 minutes, breaking noodles apart as the cook.

Turn the heat to medium-low and add the soaked seaweed, the soaking liquid, and the tofu. Simmer for 2 minutes.

In the meantime, place the miso paste into a bowl, and carefully add ½ cup of the hot broth. Whisk the miso paste into the broth so that there are no clumps left, and it’s a smooth mixture.

Carefully pour the ramen, tofu, and remaining broth into the bowl with the miso mixture. Top with chopped green onion, & enjoy!

miso soup

miso soup (no ramen noodles)

Miso Soup

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  1. says

    This looks so lovely. I love miso soup and the idea of putting ramen in is genius! I’ve been going through an Asian food phase (or faux-Asian, since I just sort of make it all up)…

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