Vegan Ramen Broth


This vegan ramen broth gets its depth from seaweed, mushrooms and charred onion, garlic and ginger.

Vegan Ramen Broth
Photo: Eric Wolfinger
Active Time:
20 mins
Refrigerate Time:
12 hrs
Total Time:
12 hrs


  • 1 medium yellow onion, unpeeled, halved

  • 1 large shallot, unpeeled, halved

  • 1 head garlic, cloves separated, unpeeled

  • 2 ounces fresh ginger

  • 4 leaves green cabbage

  • 1 medium carrot, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 6 scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 2 pieces kombu (1/4 ounce)

  • 1 ounce dried shiitake mushrooms

  • 12 cups water


  1. Cook onion, shallot, garlic cloves and ginger in a large cast-iron pan over high heat, turning occasionally, until the vegetables are lightly charred on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a large pot and add cabbage, carrot, scallions, kombu, mushrooms and water. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, covered, for 1 hour.

  2. Remove from heat, uncover and let stand, stirring occasionally, until the pot is cool to the touch, about 1½ hours. Refrigerate overnight.

  3. Using tongs and a slotted spoon, remove most of the solids from the broth. Strain the remaining broth into a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer and serve hot.

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

5 Calories
1g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 5
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Vitamin A 208IU 4%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 29mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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