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6 Vegan Ramen Hacks

Posted by  Diana Mendoza

vegan ramen recipe hacks peta2Let’s face it: Cooking whole foods and grains, making fresh sauces, and baking tasty little vegan cookies is great, but when you have a paper to write, a concert to get to, or simply zero skills in the kitchen, ain’t nobody got time for that!

Enter our fave cheap vegan rockstar: RAMEN!

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Nissin Top Ramen makes TWO accidentally vegan flavors—Oriental and Chili—that pretty much rock our socks every time. But if you live off these delish 20¢ meals 24/7, you miiight wanna mix it up every once in a while. Trust, these recipes are super-friendly on your pocketbook. We bought almost all the ingredients at the 99¢ store for under $20 total!

Read on for some mad scientist–genius ways to spice up your ramen, then go be a superhero in the kitchen!

THE TIME MASTER

peta2 vegan ramen spicy veggie recipe

Superhero Skill Level: Comic-book enthusiast

Warp Speed: BOOM!

While not the most impressive, the simple addition of chili sauce and fresh or frozen veggies takes regular ramen up a notch. Taste buds, beware! This animal-loving ramen master is on the rise …vegan spicy veggie ramen recipe

 

Weapons:

  • Ramen with the seasoning packet
  • Fresh or frozen veggies (broccoli, edamame, green beans, or mushrooms are good choices)
  • Chili sauce, to taste

The Plan:

  • Cook the ramen, and add the veggies during the last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking.
  • Add as much chili sauce as you can handle, small-fry!

 LAVA MASK

vegan chex mix ramen snack

Superhero Skill Level: Feisty neighborhood hero

Warp Speed: BOOM!

Spice things up with your own unique snack mix. Like you, this recipe is unique and knows no boundaries, young do-gooder! vegan ramen chex snack mix recipe

 

Weapons:

  • Ramen without the seasoning packet
  • Crackers, pretzels, cereal, nuts, etc.
  • Curry powder
  • Cayenne
  • Salt

The Plan:

  • Using your well-toned biceps, break the uncooked ramen into bite-sized pieces like you’re breaking open lab cage doors and mix together with the other snacks.
  • Sprinkle with curry powder, cayenne, and salt and toss.
  • Like any hero’s journey, start small with the seasoning and increase the heat as you grow stronger, young grasshopper.

THE WARP SHADOW

vegan pad thai top ramen diy recipe

Superhero Skill Level: Sidekick-in-training

Warp Speed: KA-BOOM!

Haven’t quite earned your cape yet? Impress your friends with this easy, Asian-influenced dish that’ll leave them gasping in awe of your quick culinary skills! vegan ramen pad thai peanut butter lime recipe

 

Weapons:

  • Ramen without the seasoning packet
  • Peanut butter
  • Soy sauce
  • Lime wedges

The Plan:

  • Cook the ramen, then drain any excess water.
  • Stir in a few spoonfuls of peanut butter, letting the heat melt the PB and coat the noodles.
  • Add some soy sauce and use your super-strength to squeeze some fresh lime wedges over that bowl of goodness!

DOCTOR PHANTOM

vegan chili cheese noodle recipe

Superhero Skill Level: Buff-yet-bumbling hero

Warp Speed: KAAAA-BOOM!

This one gets it’s name from how crazy-fast it’ll disappear! It’s hearty and “cheesy,” just like all good superheroes. vegan chili cheese ramen recipe diy

Weapons:

  • Ramen without the seasoning packet
  • Canned vegan chili
  • Vegan cheese (aka, “pus-free cheese”)
  • Green onions

The Plan:

  • Cook the ramen, then drain any excess water.
  • Top the hot noodles with the chili and vegan cheese.
  • Use your ultra-gamma rays (or a microwave) to nuke that sucker ’til the chili is bubbly and the vegan cheese is gooey.
  • Karate-chop some green onions, then—with the same gentle touch you use to rescue stray kittens—sprinkle them on top.

THE KRYPTO ROSE

dessert ramen vegan chocolate recipe

Superhero Skill Level: Seasoned, super sidekick

Warp Speed: KAAAA-BOOOOM!

What makes a superhero stand out is not only strength but also softness. You could woo even the most sinister villain, Ronald McDonald, with these sweet and salty treats. Not that you’d want to, ‘cuz we all know there’s NO EXCUSE FOR ANIMAL ABUSE!chocolate covered vegan ramen recipe diy

Weapons:

  • Ramen without the seasoning packet
  • Vegan chocolate (try looking for “accidentally vegan” dark chocolate bars!)

The Plan:

  • Using your well-toned biceps, break the uncooked ramen into strips or chunks like you’re breaking the chains keeping elephants captive in circuses.
  • Melt the chocolate in your underground hideout’s volcano (or in a microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring in between each blast).
  • Dip, drizzle, swirl, or spread the chocolate over the ramen.
  • Throw in the fridge to cool, and by the time you get back from your nightly patrols, you’ll have a tasty treat waiting for you.

THE RED DIAMOND

cold vegan ramen noodle salad recipe

Superhero Skill Level: Full-fledged superhero!

Warp Speed: KAAAAAAA-BOOOOOOOM!

You’ve honed your skills and studied hard. Like your mastery of the laser lasso and getting your stubborn friend to go vegan, this one takes time but is oh-so worth it in the end. Like its namesake, it’s rare and only the dedicated will master its secret power. Juuust kidding, it’s actually pretty easy—and UNlike its namesake, this dish is delicious. Evildoers and hunger everywhere will fear the power of the RED DIAMOND!

peta2 vegan ramen noodle salad recipe

 

Weapons:

  • Ramen without the seasoning packet
  • Slaw mix
  • Green onions
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Vegetable oil
  • Sugar
  • Sliced almonds

The Plan:

  • Using your well-toned biceps, break the uncooked ramen into chunks like you’re breaking down factory farms.
  • In a container with a lid, toss the noodles with an equal amount of slaw mix and as many green onions as you dig (hint: they add loads of flavor!).
  • Stir 1 part vinegar with 2 parts oil and add sugar to taste. Add the vinegar mixture to the noodle mix and toss ’til the noodles are well coated.
  • Seal the lid and let this behemoth chill in the fridge for 1 hour, preferably 2.
  • When the noodles have softened, stir once more, sprinkle almonds over the top, and share with all your friends who you’ve turned vegan while this was in the fridge!

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    117 days ago

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    Can’t wait to try this! 😀

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    124 days ago

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    Is Ramen really vegan, as it is fried in palm oil? I’ve always thought that vegans avoided palm oil because of the deforestation, and the effect that it has on orangutan’s?

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    359 days ago

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    It looks so delicious, never tryed this before, but I will :3

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    369 days ago

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    crazyyumful! Thanks for the ideas! :)

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    389 days ago

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    I’m still not tired of just regular old Oriental flavored Top Ramen (seriously, I could live on that stuff, at least until the sodium kills me :P) But I just can’t believe I didn’t think of any of these myself. This is fantastic!

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    415 days ago

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    The Warp Shadow was really handy when my non-veg friend came for a sleepover and was saying how the vegetarian food that my family eats would be better with chicken. I made it before we “slept” and added fresh cilantro which you can find for like 70 cents and she couldn’t believe it was vegan. I shut her up big time…