Make this dish for roughly $3.33 per bowl. It is easy and I prepared this in my break room at work.
Earlier in the day on 4/13/22, I patronized my local ALDI and Walmart stores in Compton CA and came home with yet another very low-income luncheon delight.
Simply Nature (Non GMO) Chopped Kale (ALDI 12 oz. bag – $2.96)
Vegetarian Ramen Express Chicken Flavor (Walmart 12 pack $2.38)
Lindsay Large Black Ripe Pitted Olives (Walmart 5.75 oz. can $1.97)
Simply Nature Organic Creamy Peanut Butter (ALDI 16 oz. jar $3.59)
California Raisins (6 pack $.99, each box is 1 oz.)
Fresh Kiwi Fruit
Condiments to taste:
Ground Black Pepper
I used the microwave, but stove boiling to prepare the Ramen works just as well. Use the amount of water that you prefer, whether you want it soupy, then more water, and likewise if you prefer thick, then less.
Add 2-3 cups of Kale when preparing the Ramen to soften it up. Cut/tear off the stems if you prefer only the leaf. [Spinach serves the same purpose, but does not need to be softened and can be placed in last so as not to dissolve away.]
When the noodles are close to ready add the olives, and cut them according to preference. I like to cut them in halves, but whole or dice works fine. Let this get hot, and in the microwave 90 seconds will do it. You will smell the olives and undoubtedly think of pizza.
This is where your taste buds kick-in, as when you add one or two teaspoons of the peanut butter. The hotter the soup the better because when you add the peanut butter it thick and needs to dissolve to permeate the entire bowl. If you have tried my previous soup concoctions, I usually add honey at this point, so go wild, as either peanut butter or honey add really good flavor to hot soup.
Cut your fresh Kiwi and open a box of raisins that add a special texture to the meal.
Salt and pepper to taste, as well add the southern favorite cayenne pepper, which of course is solely optional.