Have you ever tried making your own ramen noodles? This ramen noodle is easy to prepare and affordable. An economical option when your budget is tight. And yes, it’s cheap but delicious too. Ramen is a crowd-pleaser for many families and the addition of honey not only offers a fresh and new taste but also offers health benefits.
This ramen is rich in antioxidants, which makes this recipe incredibly healthy. If you want to try this recipe, here is the way to prepare it.
Homemade Honey Coconut Ramen Noodles
YIELD: Makes 4 servings
For Honey Coconut Sauce:
2 tbsp – vegetable oil
4 cups – coconut milk
1/4 cup – garlic, minced
2 tbsp – fresh ginger root, minced
1/4 cup – creamy almond butter
1/2 cup – buckwheat honey
3 tsp. – soy sauce
3 tsp. – lime juice
1/2 tsp. – red pepper flakes
4 (3 oz.) – ramen noodle packets (3-minute noodle)
1 cup – fresh red bell pepper, cut in thin strips
1 cup – fresh sugar snap peas, thinly sliced
For Honey Coconut Sauce:
Place the vegetable oil in a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger root and sauté stirring frequently for about 1 to 2 minutes (both should be lightly browned).
Add the coconut milk, buckwheat honey, almond butter, soy sauce, lime juice and red pepper flakes, and stir to mix. Bring to a gentle boil, reduce to low heat and simmer for about 5-8 minutes. Remove from heat but keep warm.
For Ramen Noodles:
Remove and discard the seasoning packet from each pack of ramen noodles (this will not be necessary for this recipe). Prepare the ramen noodles according to the instructions on the package (you can boil the 4 packages of ramen noodles together, for a total of 3 minutes, then drain them in a strainer). Keep the noodles hot.
Equally divide the hot ramen noodles into 4 dinner bowls. Evenly pour the hot honey coconut sauce over and around the noodles in each bowl. Top each with 1/4 cup strips of red bell pepper and 1/4 cup sliced sugar snap peas.
Serve and enjoy!
- Use instant ramen to create an even faster dish compared to the 3-minute cook time of the dried ramen noodles.
- The honey coconut sauce can be prepared in advance, then refrigerated and warmed if necessary.
- Substitute creamy peanut butter or cashew butter for almond butter.
- Substitute your favorite pasta or buckwheat soba noodles (to complement the buckwheat honey) for the ramen noodles.
- Substitute sriracha, gochujang sauce or your favorite hot sauce for the red pepper flakes.
- Use your favorite seasonal vegetables for the fresh vegetable garnish, changing it up throughout the year.
- Add cooked chicken or shrimp, for a protein-filled meal.
- Add fresh sprigs of cilantro or a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds for additional garnish.