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Photography, Jocelynne Flor

15-Minute Ramen

This healthy dish is made with immunity-boosting and anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Meredith Youngson – the Canadian nutritionist and recipe developer who owns Lake & Oak Tea Co. – puts a healthy twist on all of her signature dishes, including this quick ramen noodle recipe. “Traditional Japanese ramen is a labor of love, with the result being nothing short of life-changing goodness in a bowl. To satisfy my craving for ramen and compensate for my lack of time (and patience), I developed this streamlined version of the umami-packed noodles,” writes Youngson in her book Super Tonics: 75 Adaptogen-Packed Recipes for Sleep, Beauty, and Wellness. “When serving for friends and family, I get a lot of “oooohs,” but I never tell how quick and simple it was to make. It also happens to be teeming with anti-inflammatory ingredients that your insides will high-five you for.”

A pink bowl with ramen on a pink tiled surface with flowers visible in the background

15-Minute Ramen

Meredith Youngson's recipe for a quick and healthy ramen noodle soup with immunity-boosting ingredients.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2


  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 3 green onions light green and white parts, thinly sliced, divided
  • 2 tbsp white miso paste
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos plus more as needed
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped baby spinach or kale
  • 2 5 oz (140 g) pkg brown rice ramen noodles cooked according to package directions, drained and kept warm
  • tamari, toasted sesame oil, red pepper flakes, soft-boiled eggs and/or chopped cilantro for topping (optional)


  • In a large pot, combine the broth, ginger, garlic and half of the green onions. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, until aromatic.
  • Add the miso, tahini and tamari, whisking well to combine. Stir in the spinach and remove the pot from the heat (the residual heat will cook the spinach). Taste and add more tamari, if needed.
  • Divide the noodles between two bowls, then ladle the broth and aromatics over top. Garnish with the remaining green onions and any other desired toppings. Serve immediately.

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Excerpted from Super Tonics: 75 Adaptogen-Packed Recipes for Sleep, Beauty, and Wellness by Meredith Youngson. Copyright © 2023 Meredith Youngson. Photographs by Jocelynne Flor. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.
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