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Recipe Notes

*Lotus Food Brand Ramen Noodles
When choosing vegetables for Hearty Vegetable Ramen Soup, certainly use whatever’s around, but if you have options, consider using different colored vegetables—carrots and broccoli or peas and cauliflower, for example.

Hearty Ramen Soup (A Root Formula)

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 people



  • 2 quarts vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup grated fresh ginger
  • 4 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 pound ramen noodles, preferably brown rice or other whole grain (we like Lotus Foods brand*)
  • 1 pound Prepared Vegetables, pick 2 (see below)
  • 8 ounces bean sprouts or thinly sliced cabbage

Vegetable Options

  • Snow peas or sugar snap peas: (remove strings if necessary), halved, if large
  • Frozen green peas
  • Broccoli or broccolini: cut into small florets, stems thinly sliced
  • French green beans: halved
  • Thin asparagus: cut into 1-inch lengths or thick asparagus, tips removed, stalks halved, and cut into 1-inch lengths
  • Celery: sliced thin
  • Radishes: trimmed and thinly sliced
  • Cauliflower: cut into small florets
  • Winter squash or turnips: peeled and cut into small dice
  • Zucchini or yellow squash: cut into small dice


  • Lime quarters
  • Thinly sliced scallions
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Sesame Oil
  • Sriracha
  • Chili crisp


  • Bring broth, ginger, garlic, and soy to simmer in a large pot. Add noodles and cook, using a fork to break up the strands, until almost tender, about 3 minutes. Add Vegetables; simmer until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Add bean sprouts or cabbage slices; continue to simmer until they just start to wilt, about a minute longer. Serve immediately with some of the suggested toppings*.