Ever since I had a killer tomato ramen in Calgary during our summer vacay, I’ve been craving it. I had no idea tomato ramen even existed, but now I’m obsessed!
As I’m sure some of you have figured out by now, my favorite dishes are brothy Asian soups like ramen, pho and won ton. The thing is that it’s difficult to find vegetarian versions of these meals, especially living in a small town. So I love creating my own at home!
I can honestly say this is one recipe I am especially in love with! My husband noted that he would be impressed if he had ordered this in a restaurant – I call that a win! Satisfying, balanced, salty and healthy, need I say more?!
- 1 mason jar canned tomatoes (about 3 cups)*
- 5 cups water + 1 tbsp + 1 tsp vegetable boullion**
- 3 inch piece of ginger, peeled & sliced lengthwise
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled & sliced in half
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp red miso paste
- 1 tsp Thai seasoning***
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- Salt to taste
- Add all ingredients to a pot, bring to a boil & simmer for about 45 minutes. I mash my tomatoes, breaking them down with a potato masher while simmering
- Strain broth through a fine strainer, mashing down tomatoes to get as much liquid out as possible
- Forbidden rice ramen noodles (I used http://www.lotusfoods.com/index.php/products/rice-ramen/organic-forbidden-rice-ramen-4-ramen-cakes/)
- Steamed broccoli & spinach
- Crispy tofu (coconut oil, tamari & nutritional yeast)
- Chopped green onions
- Sliced avocado
- Black & white sesame seeds
- My husband likes a soft boiled egg in his
- Any steamed veggies would be great!
- Sautéed mushrooms
*I am lucky enough that my mom cans tomatoes every summer for my pantry, but store-bought stewed tomatoes will still work!
**Vegetable boullion tastes better than a carton of pre-made vegetable stock, in my opinion 🙂
***I found a Thai seasoning blend at my local health food store (contains garlic, basil, onion, cayenne, coriander, lemon peel, paprika, parsley, tomato, black pepper & white pepper). This type of seasoning really steps the broth up a notch, so definitely try to find something like this!