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.
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?This easy #Vegan Ramen Noodle Salad is perfect for BBQs or even to brighten a regular meal!Click To Tweet
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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!
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.
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
Add all salad ingredients to a large bowl.
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.
*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.
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