Top 10 Oil-Free Vegan Ramen Recipes

Oil-Free Vegan Ramen Recipes

For many, ramen is certainly a favourite dish. And for good reason. It’s a fairly simple meal to put together, the noodles don’t take long to cook, and you can customise it to suit your preferences on that day or just depending on what you happen to have in the fridge.

There are many different ways to enjoy a bowl of vegan ramen. You can have a basic noodle and broth dish, or you can jam-pack your bowl with colourful veggies, tofu, and maybe even a touch of garnish. It’s up to you.



But one thing’s for sure, no matter how you like your ramen noodles, they can be made so much healthier than what you typically find at restaurants or in instant packages—without taking too long to prepare.

Below you’ll find ten oil-free, vegan ramen recipes that will provide you with healthier alternatives for the next time you want to indulge in some ramen.

Since these recipes are made without oil, they don’t contain the oh-so-popular sesame oil. So, in order to pass on the oil but still get that much-loved sesame flavour, you can opt for toasted sesame seeds instead.

They still pack a flavourful punch while providing a lovely sesame aroma to the meal.

Oil-Free Vegan Ramen Recipes

1) Easy Homemade Ramen Noodle Soup by The Vegan 8

Oil-Free Vegan Ramen Recipes

This is a fairly simple vegan ramen recipe that has tons of flavour! With garlic, ginger, vegetable broth, miso, and more, these noodles are de-licious. Being able to make your own noodles and control how many ingredients and how much spice goes into the dish allows you to customise it as you see fit. And sometimes, when it comes to flavourful ingredients, the more the merrier. So, if you like your ramen to pack a tasty-punch, be sure to make The Vegan 8‘s Easy Homemade Ramen Noodle Soup.

2) Vegan Ramen (Gluten-Free) by The Viet Vegan

Oil-Free Vegan Ramen Recipes

Here is a vegan ramen recipe that’s loaded with both vegetables and flavour. When it comes to the ingredients, you can use tofu in place of the “tofu balls” and it’ll still taste good. And, as with any of the recipes listed here, to keep the salt content down you can use a low sodium tamari or soy sauce as well as a low sodium vegetable broth (or even a salt-free homemade broth). Find this ramen recipe over on The Viet Vegan.

3) Easy Mushroom Ramen by Making Thyme for Health

Oil-Free Vegan Ramen Recipes

Mushrooms are one vegetable that can turn a simple bowl of noodles into a flavour-filled delight. Not only vegan, this recipe is also soy-free and gluten-free. And, to make this recipe oil-free, you’ll need to use water or vegetable broth for sauteing. You can find this mushroom-y vegan ramen recipe over on Making Thyme for Health.

4) Vegan Ramen Recipe by The Plant Eaters

This oil-free vegan ramen recipe uses marinated tofu, mushrooms, carrots, and asparagus, bringing colour and flavour together for a delicious bowl of noodles. Asparagus is a good touch as it adds a nice colour and texture to the dish. Watch this vegan ramen recipe being made by The Plant Eaters.

5) Easy $5 Vegetable Ramen by Sweet Simple Vegan

Oil-Free Vegan Ramen Recipes

If a budget-friendly and healthy vegan ramen is what you’re looking for, look no further. Ramen, at least the instant variety, is usually an affordable meal, but it’s nice to be able to enjoy a healthier option without having to break the bank. For those days when you don’t want to spend much time or money, but you still want to eat healthy, good tasting food, go with Sweet Simple Vegan‘s vegetable ramen recipe.

6) Quick Homemade Vegetable Ramen Soup by Veggie Inspired

Oil-Free Vegan Ramen Recipes veggie inspired

If you like a really veggie-filled noodle soup, you’ll want to try this one. It’s got colour, taste, and it doesn’t take long to make. Carrots, bell pepper, mushrooms, collard, and turmeric provide a range of colour and texture to this dish. For this vegetable ramen soup recipe head on over to Veggie Inspired.

7) Vegan Ramen by Plant Eaters’ Manifesto

Oil-Free Vegan Ramen Recipes

If you like a bit of spice, then how about this vegan ramen recipe that’s topped with crushed red pepper flakes. This recipe is also loaded with veggies including: carrots, broccoli, onion, celery, bok choy, and mushrooms! Along with tofu and a delicious sauce, this ramen recipe from Plant Eaters’ Manifesto has a bit of everything.

8) One Pot Comfort Ramen by Honey Bunch of Onion Tops 

Oil-Free Vegan Ramen Recipes honey bunch of onion tops

This is another good go-to vegan ramen recipe. If you like, you can add in some firm tofu for a more filling meal as well as to bring a bit of a different texture to your noodle bowl. And opt to skip the added oil to keep this recipe oil-free. If you’d still like a dash of sesame flavour, go with toasted sesame seeds instead. Get this recipe on Honey Bunch of Onion Tops.

9) Homemade Vegan & Gluten-Free Asian Ramen Noodle Soup by Veganosity 

Oil-Free Vegan Ramen Recipes

The portobello mushrooms and blend of spices make this recipe unique. Using tasty gluten-free ramen noodles made from brown rice and millet further enhances the flavour of the dish. Top it with chopped cilantro, green onion, and a squeeze of lemon for a fresh touch. You can find this recipe over on Veganosity.

10) 5-Minute Vegan Ramen by Julie’s Kitchenette 

Oil-Free Vegan Ramen Recipes

Here’s a recipe for a simple ramen noodle base that you can make before adding the vegetables and toppings of your choosing. Keep it fairly basic or add all the shredded and chopped vegetables you care for, it’s up to you. This quick vegan ramen recipe can be found at Julie’s Kitchenette.

Whatever your ramen preferences are, hopefully you’ll find a recipe, or two in this list that’ll suit your mood. Plain and simple or loaded with veggies, there’s a noodle bowl for everyone.

And best of all, they’re all oil-free. So skip the added oils and unnecessary fat and enjoy a delicious, and much healthier, bowl of vegan ramen!

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