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Spinach-Scallion Coconut Udon

This spinach-scallion coconut udon recipe is creamy and so easy to make. It's loaded with spinach, scallions, potato, and coconut milk for a rich, vegan coconut broth.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 458kcal


  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil
  • 8 scallions divided
  • 1 large potato peeled and diced
  • 3 cups water
  • 5 ounces spinach
  • 15- ounce can full-fat coconut milk
  • 16 ounces fresh or frozen udon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For serving, optional:

  • Sesame oil
  • Black sesame seeds


Prepare the scallions:

  • Clean and trim the scallions. Cut off the green parts from 4 of the scallions and reserve for garnish. Cut all of the remaining scallions into thirds.

Prepare the scallion garnish:

  • Cut the 4 scallion greens in half cross-wise. Using a sharp knife, cut the halved pieces in half again lengthwise to create a flat side. Very thinly slice each of these flat pieces of scallion greens into thin matchsticks, about 1/8-inch or 1/16-inch wide. The scallion slices will curl naturally. Set them aside in a bowl and reserve for garnish.

Prepare the broth:

  • Heat the oil in a wide pot over medium heat. Add cut scallions to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until bright green about 5–7 minutes. The scallions shouldn’t brown, so adjust the heat as necessary to prevent browning.
  • Add the diced potato and pour in the water. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes or until the potato is fork tender.

Cook the noodles:

  • As the broth simmers, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the udon according to package instructions and then drain and rinse. Set aside.

Cook the spinach:

  • After the broth has simmered, add the spinach to the pot and cook for 5 minutes until bright green. Do not overcook the spinach! Turn off the heat and allow the broth to cool for 5 minutes.

Blend the broth:

  • Transfer the broth to a food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth. Add the coconut milk and blend once more until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

To Serve:

  • Ladle the broth into shallow bowls. Place a portion of the udon on top and arrange the scallion slices on top. Garnish with a drizzle of sesame oil and a sprinkle of black sesame seeds. Enjoy!


Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 28g | Sodium: 616mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 26mg
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