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 Gina used to make a tasty ramen noodle salad for BBQs. I would get all excited knowing she’d be bringing it because it was normally the only thing I could eat.
Back in the day, I was the only one eating veggie burgers (or anything veggie related) so if I didn’t bring something for myself, I wouldn’t be able to eat.
Healthy Vegan Ramen Noodle Salad
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 the 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?
Ready in 10 Minutes
While shredding veggies isn’t a long process I like to use my mandolin to shred cabbage. It only takes a few minutes with the mandolin (check out my tools for a plant-based kitchen post for more on that).
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!
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!
To show you how easy it is to make, I made a video for you!
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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.
Ramen Noodle Salad
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.
If you pre-cook the noodles, add a little olive oil to them before putting them in the fridge so they don't stick together.
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Mary Ellen Valverde MS, CNS, LDN is a licensed nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist helping clients regain their energy, confidence and health through a plant-based diet. She received her master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and completed her nutrition residency at the functional medicine clinic of Dr. Kara Fitzgerald.