This quick recipe is perfect to whip up for lunches, or dinner. Blasted with flavour from the sesame oil and garlic, you can’t go wrong with this vegan noodle recipe. What’s great is that it’s so easy, but it will still wow you
(or your family) with flavour. Even the busiest of people have time to make this healthy meal and you won’t regret it!
I love Asian-inspired dishes, and this one is loaded with all the goodness that you would want in a noodle dish.

Prep Time – 15 minutes
Makes 6 cups
Serves 2-3



  • 200 g. ramen noodles
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed or minced
  • ⅓ cup green onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. sambal oelek – use less if you don’t fancy hot/spicey food*
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • Top with more green onions, toasted and sesame seeds and ginger chili oil


  1. Cook ramen noodles as instructed on the packet.
  2. Heat a medium-size pan on medium heat. To the pan add coconut oil, garlic, and green onion. Heat for 3-4 minutes.
  3. To the pan add soy sauce, sambal oelek, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil. Stir and cook until the sauce begins to thicken.
  4. Transfer strained/cooked noodles to the pan and cook for 2 minutes until the sauce has seeped into each pore of the noodles.
  5. Serve with more green onions, toasted sesame seeds, and ginger chili oil.

Ingredient Note:
*Sambal Oelek: Sambal is an Indonesian chili sauce/pasta that is made from a mix of chili peppers, garlic, ginger, shallots, palm sugar, and lime juice. It’s great to add spice and flavour to Asian-inspired dishes like this one. However, it’s important to note that some of these sauces contain shrimp paste for those that are vegan. Personally, I’m okay with cheating a bit if it means using flavourful sauces like sambal oelek. You can find some vegan-friendly versions, or make your own!

Nutrition facts per serving
Calories 175; protein 16 g; fat 5 g; carbs 10 g

Photography by Food by Maria

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