Sunday, September 16, 2012

Ramen Soup with Vegetables

I have been really in the mood for soup lately even though it really hasn't cooled off all that much in Arizona. Maybe I am anticipating my upcoming trip to the Netherlands, which would explain my new header photo. Do you like it? I also realize that a lot of you gardeners probably have an abundance of vegetables right now. This soup is perfect and so versatile. Oh and did I mention it is easy as could be? Well, it is.

recipe from Everyday Food
This recipe comes from the magazine Everyday Food, one of my favorites for many years. I cut this in half because Tom was not touching this soup with all of the weird textures and cooked veggies.

You don't need much, some stock (use veggie for a vegetarian soup), some diced tomatoes, ramen, onion, celery, carrot and some beans. Again though, you can use whatever you have on hand.

Chop up your veggies. That is the most difficult part of this meal.

softening the veggies
Get the veggies in a pot with some olive oil and cook them until they are soft, about 6-10 minutes.

add in the broth and tomatoes
Add in the broth, and the tomatoes and bring it to a boil.

add in the noodles
Open up the ramen and ditch that seasoning (salt) packet. I like to break the ramen up a little before adding it. Reduce the heat a bit and let this simmer for about 3 minutes, ramen cooks in no time at all.

Ramen Soup with Vegetables
Simple veggie noodle soup in no time at all! You could drizzle a little bit of chili oil on this to kick it up if you wanted to, or stir in some sriracha. Like I said, this is a super versatile recipe that you can personalize any way you would like.


  1. A perfect soup for the cool weather that is arriving. It is a versatile soup. You can add any type of meat to it or seasoning. I like the idea of the hot sauce.

    I like you header and what a wonderful opportunity to take a trip to the Netherlands.

    Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

  2. This sounds delicious! This may be one I make for myself sometime as the weather cools down. I'm the only one who really likes soup, but something this easy and quick sounds perfect!

  3. Yum, I love a good bowl of soup. The weather is still warm here but all the vegetables at the farmers' market make me think of soup and casseroles. In a couple of weeks we will be complaining about the rain.

  4. I love adding sriracha to soups like that, and a bit of lemon grass - the citrus just kicks it up a notch.

    Love the new header!!!

  5. I haven't had ramen noodles since college... what a great way to make a tasty soup.

  6. I do like your new header! I'm still a fan of ramen noodles, I think it's the simplicity thing. Adding the veggies and kicking out the salt pack is a perfect combo :)

  7. This is such a warming recipes - beats the canteen's ramen noodles for sure :D

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  8. I just had ramen last night and this is making me wish I had another bowl tonight!

  9. I love how many recipes you make from the everyday food mag-I mark a bunch and never make them! This does sound good but I'm strange and hate ramen recipes that have you throw out the spice packet. I'm sure it's terrible for you but I love that flavor! lol

  10. I tried this recipe and its very tasty. Thanks for sharing.
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  11. I haven't had those instant ramen noodles since college! We have a lot of good ramen shops in this area so I don't really need to buy instant ones, yet I am craving for it after looking at your picture... I'll have to get one! :D It's getting cold and it's perfect quick fix!

  12. I have been on a big soup kick also! Can't get enough of the stuff. You should try the Neely's spicy black bean soup recipe.

    It is the best soup I have ever made.