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Garlicky Ginger Noodle Soup with Swiss Chard via

Garlic Ginger Noodle Soup with Winter Greens

  • Author: Laura Bolton
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Savory
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American, Asian-inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Easy, healthy and flavorful ginger noodle soup with Swiss chard. Best with a homemade chicken or vegetable stock, and packed with garlic, ginger and sesame. Gluten free and vegan friendly.


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh garlic, finely-minced
  • 11/2 Tbsp fresh ginger, finely-minced
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped and divided
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp tamari or soy sauce ¹
  • 4 cups rich chicken or vegetable broth
  • 4 oz ramen noodles ²
  • 11/2 cups Swiss chard, rough stems removed and chopped ³
  • kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
  • sesame seeds, for serving


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger, and the white part of the scallions, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and fragrant.
  3. Add the sesame oil and tamari, and let cook for 1 more minute, then add the broth, cover, and bring just to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium, and let simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add the ramen noodles and Swiss chard, and simmer until cooked through, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Divide between bowls, top with the remaining green parts of the scallions (plus more fresh scallions, if desired), and sesame seeds (white or black). Serve warm. Enjoy!!


For vegan ginger noodle soup: simply use a great vegetable stock for the broth. Homemade stock is always best in a simple soup like this.

¹ For gluten-free noodle soup: Be sure to use gluten-free tamari and gluten-free ramen, rice noodles, or 100% buckwheat soba noodles.

² My favorite ramen noodles: Hakubaku Organic Ramen. Fresh noodles would also be lovely!

³ Feel free to swap out the Swiss chard for your favorite winter green(s), such as spinach (reduce the cooking time by half), kale, bok choy, or broccoli rabe.

Tip: While fresh will give you the very best flavor, I love the convenience of keeping jars of fresh minced garlic and crushed ginger in the refrigerator.

Keywords: ginger noodle soup, asian inspired, garlic, swiss chard, greens, sesame, easy