Healthy Asian Recipes – Who doesn’t love the fragrant, savory flavors of Asian cuisine?
From hot and spicy stir-fries to noodle soups and everything in between, indulging in your favorite Asian dishes is a surefire way to tantalize your taste buds.
But what about when you want to keep things healthy? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with this collection of delicious and nourishing dishes, so you can enjoy all the amazing flavor without compromising on health.
Read on for our top picks for healthy Asian recipes that will tantalize your taste buds, while fueling your body.
Healthy Asian Recipes:
1. Vietnamese Chicken Salad (Gỏi Gà Bắp Cải)
Let’s begin this splendid list of Healthy Asian Recipes with our effortlessly healthy and light Vietnamese Chicken Salad, or Gỏi Gà Bắp Cải!
This magical bowl is loaded with vibrant freshness from crunchy veggies, shredded chicken, and herbs that all combine with Nuoc Cham dressing to create a perfect flavor combination of sweet, savory, and tangy. Finish it off with lots of toasted peanuts for extra crunch.
So try something new with this healthy Vietnamese bowl of goodness.
2. Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)
If you are looking for last-minute meal ideas, this Thai Basil Chicken, or Pad Krapow Gai, is a great option for you.
It’s a stir-fried chicken with basil, spicy chilis, garlic, and savory chicken. It’s an amazing Asian-flavored dish, and the best part is it is ready in just 15 minutes or less! It’s super convenient for busy nights and tastes as good as take-out.
Your entire family will love this Thai style chicken dish!
3. Ground Turkey Stir Fry
This Ground Turkey Stir Fry is another quick and flavorful stir fry recipe that will be helpful on busy days.
Just throw in whatever veggies you have on hand with ground turkey and a homemade stir-fry sauce made using all staple pantry ingredients. Let it all sizzle in the wok together, and your healthy stir fry is ready to enjoy!
Serve this amazing stir-fry with rice, and make a hearty meal for your loved ones in less than 25 minutes.
4. Wonton Soup
If you are in the mood for soup, then make this Wonton Soup and experience the classic takeout Chinese soup at home.
This delicious bowl is full of pillowy, plump wontons with bok-choy and mushroom in a classic Asian-flavored broth. Simmer for 15 minutes, and then drizzled with chili oil to take this soup to the next level of deliciousness!
This is the best soup to savor on winter nights, or wherever the soup craving hits. Just keep frozen wontons ready so you can whip up this comforting soup in a flash.
5. Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
These Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce are a great healthy meal option for everyone, even those on a diet.
This super quick and easy recipe is all about the ingredients that make this chicken so delicious. Serve the chicken stir-fry over fresh, crunchy lettuce leaves, and enjoy! We’re sure you will not feel even a little guilty about it.
It’s one of those dishes that are super hard to resist. You can’t stop at just one wrap!
6. Japanese Teriyaki Chicken Bowl
Are you craving takeout food? Then our Japanese Teriyaki Chicken Bowl is perfect for you.
This bowl is bright, crunchy, savory, and filled with umami flavors that come together so amazingly. The easy homemade teriyaki sauce will seriously transform the chicken into an incredible dish.
Serve over rice and top it up with juicy teriyaki chicken, fresh Asian coleslaw, and avocado to make a tasty meal. It’s one of our favorite healthy Asian recipes.
7. Albacore Tuna Tataki Bowl
If you’re a sushi fan but don’t want to roll it at home, then try this Albacore Tuna Tataki Bowl.
This bowl is super quick to make. All you need is sushi-grade fish, colorful fresh veggies, and some sauce, and that’s it! Your Tataki bowl is ready to devour.
It’s a light, healthy, and super flavorful bowl that tastes exactly like restaurant-quality food. Follow the simple recipe, and enjoy sushi flavors in a different way.
8. Egg Roll in a Bowl
This Egg Roll in a Bowl checks all the boxes. It’s an easy one skillet dinner that whips up in no time. It’s a healthy, lightened up, low carb version of your favorite Chinese appetizer. And it tastes absolutely amazing!
This lightning fast stir fry dish features tender ground meat, veggies, and a delightfully delicious sauce.
The next time you crave Asian flavors on a hectic weeknight, skip the takeout, and throw together this 20 minute dinner in a flash.
9. Moo Shu Chicken
This Moo Shu Chicken is one colorful stir-fry that’s loaded with bold, sweet, savory, and umami flavors. You can make this classic restaurant-worthy dish at home in just 20 minutes.
Imagine tender strips of marinated chicken, colorful shredded veggies like cabbage, carrots, shitake mushrooms, and omelet strips all tossed together with hoisin stir-fry sauce.
This healthy and delicious stir-fry is usually served with rice, but you can make wraps with lettuce or tortillas, or however else you want to serve it. It will be tasty any way you decide!
10. Asian Cucumber Salad
Try this refreshing and crunchy Asian Cucumber Salad the next time you cook any Pan-Asian dishes.
The process involves a Chinese technique that makes the cucumber unique and more flavorful. This salad is tossed with a quick and flavorful dressing and is amazingly sweet, tangy, and a bit spicy.
Plus, it’s naturally vegan and suits almost all dietary lifestyles. It also makes the perfect dish for a potluck, picnic, or get-together.
11. Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
Planning a BBQ party or summer event in the near future? Try these Teriyaki Chicken Skewers. It’s a simple yet flavorful recipe that will make a fantastic treat for your family and friends!
This fun chicken on a stick is made with an easy and flavorful homemade marinade that makes these skewers explode with umami flavor. So just marinate, skewer, and cook, and you are good to go!
You can pair this Asian delight with many amazing meals or make different dishes. Variations are included in the recipe.
12. Hunan Shrimp
This Hunan Shrimp recipe will be your new all-time favorite Asian dish. It’s quick, versatile, and addictive.
Simply toss your tender shrimp in chili paste-enhanced sauce and other Asian pantry staples with veggies for an epic stir-fry experience.
You will love these fiery, sticky, sweet, and savory flavored shrimp, as they can be a great meal option for busy nights or an awesome dish for company.
13. Spicy Squid Stir Fry (Ojingeo Bokkeum)
If you need a new and exciting seafood recipe, try our Ojingeo Bokkeum or Spicy Squid Stir Fry.
This Korean treat is a super quick meal that is loaded with outstanding spicy flavors. The tender squid and fresh veggies are tossed in a tasty Korean chili sauce that makes this dish super duper delicious.
You will love this healthy Korean squid recipe so much that you will have to add it to your regular meal planning.
14. Laksa (Asian Noodle Soup)
Laksa is an iconic noodle soup popular in Southeast Asia and beloved worldwide. One slurp, and you will know why it’s so famous.
This cozy and spicy bowl of goodness is made with a coconut milk base and lots of super interesting add-ins. You just need a few special ingredients to make this classic.
You have to experience this amazing Southeast Asian soup. Once you do, you will surely fall in love!
15. Sautéed Spinach and Potatoes (Aloo Palak)
Give your potatoes and spinach a whole new look with this Sautéed Spinach and Potatoes recipe. It’s an Indian dish also known as Aloo Pakal.
This Indian stir-fry includes super basic ingredients to make an extremely flavorful and addictive combination. How quickly and easily you can cook this dish will surprise you.
It’s light, healthy, tasty, and a great change from your routine bland potatoes and spinach dish.
16. Chicken Stir Fry
This is the best Chicken Stir-Fry recipe you will ever make. It’s super quick, super easy, and super tasty!
The secret of making this dish one of the best is the ultimate stir fry sauce that gives the chicken and veggies some seriously delicious flavors. Just follow these tips, and you’re good to go!
You will absolutely love this stir-fry version that is loaded with umami flavors and perfect crunchiness in every bite. Give it a try, and see for yourself!
17. Chicken Caldereta
If you’re bored of your routine chicken stews, try this Chicken Caldereta, a super flavorful Filipino-style stew that will definitely add new flavors to your palate.
This stew is packed with loads of veggies and chicken, all simmered in mild yet tasty coconut-based broth for a while, making it so rich and delectable.
Enjoy this hearty stew with a pile of fragrant rice, and we bet it will become your new favorite comfort food.
18. Egg Bhurji (Indian Scrambled Eggs)
Add a little zing to your mornings by making this Egg Burji, Indian Scrambled Eggs, and see how breakfast is made in India.
It’s a spiced Indian version of your regular scrambled eggs enhanced with spicy onion and tomato masala mixtures. Just mix it in with the eggs, and it’s ready!
This Indian style of scrambled egg tastes absolutely out of this world and makes a great healthy breakfast, light lunch, or dinner.
19. Firecracker Salmon
Jazz up your salmon with this Firecracker Salmon recipe and make a restaurant-worthy dish right at home.
This super quick and easy recipe needs only a few ingredients to make a delicious Asian sauce that’s loaded with perfectly salty, sweet, and spicy flavors. It will make your salmon top-notch.
We are sure it will become one of your new go-to salmon dishes. It is also great for any busy weeknight family dinners.
20. Gado Gado (Indonesian Salad with Peanut Sauce)
Make this Gado Gado, or Indonesian Salad with Peanut Sauce, for your everyday lunch, or make it as a centerpiece next time you’re entertaining guests. We assure you it will be a huge hit with everyone!
The process of making Gado Gado is simple and involves things like cutting veggies, cooking eggs and chicken, and whip up a quick and tasty peanut sauce. You combine everything together to create a truly beautiful salad.
This salad is a super meal and has a complete serving of proteins, carbs, and other nutrients in one single meal. So what are you waiting for? Make this healthy Indonesian dish tonight, and amaze everyone with this awesome salad.
21. Thai Cashew Chicken
This Thai Cashew Chicken is another great dish to add to your healthy Asian recipes collection.
It is so quick and so delicious. You just have to do a little chopping and mixing sauces, and you will have a stir-fry bursting with layers of flavors and texture.
Serve with rice and make a healthy and flavorful weeknight dinner for your family. Once you try this dish, you’ll make it again and again!
22. Chicken Tikkas
Give this classic Indian Chicken Tikkas a try, and make your family and friends a big fan of this Indian delight.
The marinade is the main star of this dish, and once you perfect it, you can make this amazing dish anytime, anywhere. It’s made with a spiced yogurt-based marinade that is super easy to whip up. Give the chicken enough time to marinate and grill or cooktop to juicy, tender perfection.
You can relish these tikkas in many different forms and make yourself a whole new meal every time. It’s a must-try recipe for anyone who wants delicious, healthy meals with unique flavors.
23. Spicy Garlic Shrimp
Get ready for this exceptional Spicy Garlic Shrimp recipe. It’s an amazingly delicious Asian-flavored dish that’s ready in minutes!
The garlicky, spicy flavors combine with the flavorful chili oil, butter, wine, and shrimp gorgeously. Simply make stir-fry sauce, cook the shrimp, and mix the sauce with the shrimp, and that’s it!
This recipe will make the best family meal, and it pairs amazingly with rice or noodles. It will surely be one of your top healthy Asian recipes.
24. Kung Pao Chicken
Ditch your takeout, try this Kung Pao Chicken, and make a perfect weeknight meal for your loved ones.
This awesome chicken stir-fry is full of sweet and tangy flavors with a kick of spiciness from dried chilies. Don’t get intimidated by the number of ingredients. This delectable dish will come together just perfectly.
So make this tasty Asian dish in just 30 minutes and satisfy your takeout cravings.
25. Cauliflower Peas Masala (Gobi Matar)
Cauliflower Peas Masala, or Gobi Matar, is the best option for all vegetarians and vegans.
It features cauliflower florets and peas coated in a delicious masala, made with onion, tomatoes, and other great Indian aromatics and spices that make this stir-fry simply delicious.
It’s a super flavorful recipe that will upgrade your cauliflower and peas by giving them new flavors which will be loved by everyone in the family.
26. Thai Green Curry
Now you can easily make this quintessential Thai dish anytime at home with this authentic version of Thai Green Curry.
The curry has bold Thai flavors like spicy, salty, umami, and sweet and is loaded with your favorite veggies and your choice of protein, which makes it absolutely epic. It looks fiery hot, but you can adjust the spice level as you prefer and make it your own.
It will turn out delicious every single time, and you will have to add this fantastic recipe to your weekly menu rotation.
27. Orange Chicken
This Orange Chicken is the easiest recipe ever, and is a lighter and healthier version of the takeout classic.
It’s so delicious that it’s made simply by cooking tender bite-size chicken in a delicious, sticky orange garlic teriyaki sauce that coats each bite evenly and makes it simply irresistible. All you need is pantry staple ingredients to make this delightful sauce.
The best part of this orange chicken is that it’s great for meal prepping ahead of time, so that you can make incredible dinner for your family. This recipe is a win-win!
28. Filipino Chicken Asado (Kapampangan Style)
If you want to try some new Asian-style recipes, try this Filipino Chicken Asodo or Kapampangan.
In this recipe, chicken is marinated in citrus juice and soy sauce and then braised to perfection in super flavorful tomato sauce until the meat is tender and falls off the bone.
You will totally love this Filipino flavor. It is great to enjoy with hot rice and will make your family dinner super delicious and memorable.
29. Sesame Chicken Bowls
Turn your hectic weekday into a satisfying and delightful night by making this scrumptious Sesame Chicken Bowl.
You can easily experience this classic American Chinese dish at home. You will simply love the savory, sweet, nutty, and deliciously flavored chicken that is super effortless to make.
We can guarantee that you will be making this dish more often once you try it!
30. Spicy Noodles
If you’re searching for spicy Asian-flavored recipes, then these Spicy Noodles will check all the boxes.
You won’t believe how the simple ingredients can deliver such amazing and bold flavors, and yet again, the famous chili oil makes anything and everything taste even better.
These super customizable spicy garlic noodles are perfect for your lazy days, as they cook in under 15 minutes. So don’t wait any longer. Try this spicy version of Asian noodles, and let us know how you love it!
31. Egg Roll Soup
Convert your favorite egg roll into a soup version by making this Egg Roll Soup.
This soup is on the lighter end of the spectrum, making it healthy and fit for guilt-free binging. Plus, the recipe is very easy to follow.
You can make this family-favorite soup on a stovetop, instant pot, or crock pot. All instructions are included. So whip this amazing dish, and you will definitely add this to your personal menu.
32. Thai Basil Fried Rice
Give your basic fried rice a stunning makeover with this Thai Basil Fried Rice recipe. We know you are going to love it!
You just need a few extra ingredients like Thai basil and Thai bird-eye chilis, which will completely take your fried rice to the ultimate level of awesomeness. It’s a restaurant-level meal you can make right at home.
So do add these extra and special ingredients to your shopping cart and create this Thai fried rice!
33. General Tso’s Chicken
This classic and easy recipe is made with bite-size crispy chicken tossed in a super tasty, sweet, and spicy sauce that’s ready in under 30 minutes. You will love making this sensational Chinese dish for your loved ones. Everyone will love it!
We have gathered all these healthy, super easy, and convenient Asian recipes for you to cook and make your weekday meals super delicious. Enjoy!
34. Thai Shrimp Curry
This easy Thai Shrimp Curry recipe is bursting with layers of great flavor, and is surprisingly easy. Customize the hotness to your own preference.
35. Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)
This is just not your regular fried rice. Nasi Goreng is a national dish of Indonesia, for good reason. It is a simple yet flavorful fried rice with an intriguing blend of ingredients, techniques, and traditions.
So many healthy Asian recipes to choose from. The only question now is, which one do you feel like tonight?
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- 9 oz spinach
- 1 large onion
- 2 potatoes
- 2 medium tomatoes
- 1/2 green chili, deseeded
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1/2 inch fresh ginger
- 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
- 2 tsp coriander powder
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 Tbsp cooking oil
- Salt to taste
- In a mortar and pestle, make a rough paste of ginger, garlic and green chili.
- Chop potatoes into 3/4 inch cubes. Chop onions, tomatoes and spinach.
- Heat oil in pan over medium high heat. Add cumin seeds and cook 1-2 minutes.
- Add onion and saute until soft,
- Stir in paste and potatoes. Cover, reduce heat to medium and cook 5 minutes.
- Add tomatoes and salt, mix well. Cover and cook additional 5-8 minutes, until potatoes start getting soft.
- Stir in spices, cover and cook until potatoes are about 80% done. About 5-10 minutes. Check a few times that the potatoes are not sticking to the bottom.
- Add spinach. Cover and cook about 2 minutes, until spinach is soft enough to stir in. Mix everything well, cover and cook until potatoes are done and most liquid has evaporated, about 5-8 minutes.
- Taste and adjust salt.
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