Spicy Thai Vegetable Ramen

We all loved this bowl of comfort and noodles. The little bit of peanut butter and the coconut milk make it so creamy and dreamy. If you want zero spice factor, skip the ground cayenne pepper and serve it up just for the amazing flavor. I top mine with a healthy sprinkle of cayenne.



1 Tbsp olive oil

1 1/2 tsp minced garlic (3 cloves)

2 tsp grated ginger (fresh or squeeze bottle)

1 bunch (6-8) sliced green onions, dived whites and green ends

2 tsp green curry paste

4 cups water

4 tsp better than bullion, vegetable or chicken

1 can (14oz) full fat coconut milk

1 cup grated or matchstick carrots

1 cup thinly sliced brown mushrooms

1/3 cup peanut butter

2 Tbsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp honey

2 Tbsp lime juice

12 tsp cayenne pepper (see notes, omit to avoid all spice)

912 oz ramen noodles *see notes*

Optional Toppings:

crushed cashews

sesame seeds

lime wedges

raw grated carrots

raw thin sliced mushrooms

green ends of green onions (from above)


In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil and add in garlic and ginger.  Let saute for 2 minutes to draw out the flavors.

Add in the white parts of the sliced green onions and the curry paste.  Stir and heat for a minute or so.

Add in 4 cups of water and the boullion base.  Add can of coconut milk and stir to combine everything.  Heat to a simmer and add in the carrots.  Let simmer 15 minutes to soften the carrots.

While broth is simmering, take time to chop your toppings

After 15 minutes, stir in peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, and honey.  Stir until well combined and creamy.

When ready to serve, add in the mushrooms and ramen noodles (see notes) and let heat for 3 minutes only.

Serve with plenty of toppings




When I make this, I have used plain packaged ramen noodles that come in 3 oz servings.  i just add one if I am feeding just myself and then serve myself all of the noodles.  I save the remaining broth to heat the next day and add fresh noodles.  I do 3oz of noodles per person and I don’t leave any noodles in the broth, otherwise they become mush.

If you want to reheat in the microwave, heat broth to a simmer, add uncooked noodles and cover bowl for 3 minutes for them to soften and enjoy!

I like to add the cayenne pepper when I add the noodles to cook just at the very end.  I leave it out and just give my bowl a sprinkle of it if I am also making this for my kids.