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An easy to make Vegetable Ramen that is healthy, oil-free, and will cost less than $5! #budgetfriendly #vegan #meal #ramen #oilfree #lowfat #healthy #newyear #vegetableramen #cheap #lazymeal

Easy $5 Vegetable Ramen (Oil-free)| Budget-Friendly Vegan Meal

  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Yield: 2 servings


This vegetable ramen is not only healthy and easy to make, but it also can be put together for under $5 per recipe. It is the perfect budget-friendly lunch or dinner!


  • 1/4 medium onion (about 1/3 cup), finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced into rounds
  • 1 1/2 cups filtered water
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 oz. crimini mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth (oil-free if available, we use Engine 2)
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon organic rice vinegar
  • 4 oz. vegan ramen noodles
  • ½ cup baby spinach
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced


  1. In a medium pot over medium heat, add in about 2-3 tablespoons of filtered water. Once heated, add the onions, garlic, and carrots, and sauté for about 3 minutes, or until the onions are translucent.
  2. Add the ginger, mushrooms, and broccoli, along with 1/4 cup more water to prevent burning, and saute for another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the vegetable broth, remaining water, soy sauce and rice vinegar and bring to a boil.
  4. Once the water is boiling, add the ramen noodles and cook according to packaging directions– ours took about 4 minutes to cook.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the spinach until it has wilted.
  6. Divide between two bowls, garnish with the green onion and dig in!