6 Vegan Noodle Bowls to Satisfy All of Your Plant-Based Cravings

 

Whether you’re whipping up a quick dinner for the whole family or meal-prepping for the week ahead, here are six restaurant-worthy, meat-free dishes that are sure to woo noodle-lovers far and wide.

1. Vegan Pho

Any noodle-lover knows the secret to superior pho is all in the broth. Slow-simmered star anise, cloves, and ginger lend mouthwatering spiciness to this recipe from Connoisseurus Veg, achieving that warm, nostalgic blend of flavors that make us say “Pho-k Yeah.”

Pho broth is infamous for its aromatic, almost Christmas-y flavor profile.

Pho broth is infamous for its aromatic, almost Christmas-y flavor profile.

2. Tofu Miso Ramen

Sometimes, it’s all about keeping it simple. This 20 minute recipe from Choosing Chia pairs the rich umami of shitake mushrooms with silky tofu, cilantro, steamed spinach, and green onions. If you’re running short on time, try adding these same toppings to Pressery’s vegan organic Miso Veggie Ramen for a flavorful 5 minute meal.

Black sesame seeds are an easy garnish to add complex nuttiness to your ramen.

Black sesame seeds are an easy garnish to add complex nuttiness to your ramen.

3. Asian Zucchini Noodle Bowl

Vegan and gluten-free? We’ve got you. Zoodles offer a fabulously fresh noodle alternative for your at-home bowls, and are artfully paired with creamy sauce and an array of irresistible textures in this recipe by World of Vegan. As an added bonus, this sweet-and-savory dish requires no cooking whatsoever (perfect if you’re following a raw foods diet).

Fresh spring veggies like peas and herbs add brightness to DIY noodle bowls.

Fresh spring veggies like peas and herbs add brightness to DIY noodle bowls.

4. Spicy Thai Peanut Ramen

Turn up the heat on your plant-based dinners with a Spicy Thai Ramen. Zesty lime and creamy coconut milk come together to offset the sizzling green curry kick for a perfectly balanced rainy-day dish.

Earthy mushrooms add a full-bodied umami flavor to this traditional Thai dish.

Earthy mushrooms add a full-bodied umami flavor to this traditional Thai dish.

5. Creamy Sweet Potato Noodles with Ginger Tempeh

Anyone who appreciates the magic of sweet potatoes needs to try this simple, slurpable dish. Noodles made from this beloved superfood are loaded with antioxidants as well as vitamins A and C. One Green Planet pairs them with crispy kale and ginger garlic tempeh for a memorable meal positively bursting with flavor.

Tempeh has the added bonus of being rich in gut-healing probiotics.

Tempeh has the added bonus of being rich in gut-healing probiotics.

6. Chilled Soba Noodle Salad

It’s official – Summer is Coming (and we could not be more excited.) Usher in warmer weather with a Chilled Soba Noodle Salad, filled with cabbage, cukes, & carrots for crunch and perfect for picnicking.  

Try adding shredded beets to this cold noodle side for an extra pop of color and sweet, earthy flavor.

Try adding shredded beets to this cold noodle side for an extra pop of color and sweet, earthy flavor.