Vegan Ramen Noodle Salad {GF option}

Ramen noodles are good for more than just soup! Switch things up and try them in this easy and colorful Vegan Ramen Noodle Salad! It’s perfect for BBQs, potlucks or even to brighten a regular meal.

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My friend used to make a tasty ramen noodle salad for BBQs. I would get excited knowing she’d be bringing it because it was normally the only thing I could eat besides a veggie burger. Back in the day I was the only one eating veggie burgers (or anything veggie related). Luckily most people don’t flinch when the see a veggie burger and are happy to try my plant-based creations (my Ranch Pasta Salad and Orzo Salad have been big hits lately).

From what I remember of my friend’s recipe, it contained veggies, regular ramen noodles, dressing, and sugar.  While the salad was really good, I kind of felt bad eating it because I knew it contained a lot of processed sugar as well as regular fried ramen noodles. Since then, when the weather gets nice and BBQs come around, I think about that ramen noodle salad. It was a fun dish so I figured why not put my own spin on it using more veggies and healthier ramen noodles to make it something I could feel good about eating?

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While shredding veggies isn’t a long process (I actually use my mandolin to shred cabbage in about 3 minutes), sometimes when I’m in a rush I  purchase pre-shredded/grated vegetables for my Vegan Ramen Noodle Salad. It makes life even easier and if I have any left over, they’re perfect for other salads.

If you know you’re going to be in a rush the day you make the salad, you can pre-shred the veggies and pre-make the dressing the day before so all you have to do the day of is cook the noodles (for a gluten-free option I use Lotus Foods brown rice ramen),  throw everything into a bowl, and you’re done!

To show you how easy it is to make, I made a video for you!

Vegan Ramen Noodle Salad

I hope you enjoy my Vegan Ramen Noodle Salad. If you get a chance to try it out, please rate the recipe and leave me a comment below – I’d love to hear your thoughts. Share your pictures on Instagram too and tag @v.nutrition and #vnutrition so I won’t miss it!

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Vegan Ramen Noodle Salad

This colorful Vegan Ramen Noodle Salad is perfect for BBQs, potlucks or even to brighten a regular meal. It's so easy to make, healthy and a fun twist on lunch or dinner. 

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 185.5 kcal
Author Mary Ellen

Ingredients

Ramen Noodle Salad

  • 1 pack (8oz) ramen noodles cooked, just slightly al dente (I used non-fried brown rice ramen but you can use any kind you would like)*
  • 3 cups red cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup carrot grated
  • 5 scallion stalks sliced
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

Dressing

  • 3 TB warm water
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter (room temp pb makes it easier to whisk)
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 3 TB apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TB maple syrup
  • 2 TB tamari or soy sauce if not gf
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all salad ingredients to a large bowl.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk salad dressing ingredients. If the dressing is too thick for your liking, feel free to add a little more warm water until you get the consistency you desire. 

Recipe Notes

 
*I used the fresh ramen noodles that you can get at Whole Foods in the refrigerated section for the pictures because I ran out of my brown rice noodles recipe testing.

**If you pre-cook the noodles the day before, add a little olive oil to them before putting them in the fridge so they don't stick together.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Ramen Noodle Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 185.5 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Total Carbohydrates 20.8g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%
Protein 6.4g 13%
Vitamin A 150%
Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 7%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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22 thoughts on “Vegan Ramen Noodle Salad {GF option}

    1. Ooh, that is a great idea, Jennifer! I actually have some udon noodles around from my trip to the Asian food market so I’ll try that too. That reminds me – I couldn’t find any of that miso you posted on IG. 🙁

  1. Thus recipes looks great, and I will try it.
    The only concern I have is packaged Ramen noodles are highly processed and fried in fat or oil and probably a cheap unhealthy fat at that. They are considered extremely unhealthy.
    I would make thus recipe with rice noodles, flour noodles or any egg-free pasta instead.

    1. Hi Shirley, I agree – I don’t use regular ramen because it is not healthy. If you read my recipe fully and go to the link that I included, you can see that I use non-fried brown rice ramen. In the notes section, I also say for the pictures I used flour ramen noodles that have not been fried either.

  2. I pinned this immediately after you commented that this would be great to bring to a potluck so you have something to eat. Looks fantastic and I plan to make it this weekend. Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much Mari! I really hope you like it! It’s an easy recipe and will be my go-to for BBQs and potlucks this summer. And I think it looks fun so even non-veg people will be wanting to try it. 🙂

    1. Hi Holli, the link for ramen noodles in the recipe part goes to gluten-free brown rice ramen noodles. They’re the Lotus Foods brand. I like them and a few of my gf friends have said they enjoy them too. 🙂 Maybe I should link to them somewhere in my post as well just to be sure people see that.

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