40+ Healthy Asian-Inspired Recipes


From wonton soup and lettuce wraps and more, skip the take-out and make one of these 40+ healthy Asian-inspired recipes at home for dinner tonight!

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Cooking with Asian ingredients is not only good for the waistline but it makes for healthy eating much more interesting! Whether it’s adding ginger root to your chicken stock, stirring in hoisin to your stir-fry or sautéing veggies in sesame oil, cooking Asian food is easier than you think! Save money and calories, ditch the takeout menu and try cooking one of these healthy Asian recipes today!

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while or follow me on Instagram, you are likely well aware that I’m mildly obsessed with Asian food. Whether it was my very first bite of dim sum in San Francisco’s Chinatown or large family gatherings at one of Berkeley’s many Thai restaurants, I have been eating authentic Asian food for as long as I can remember.

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In fact, my Dad would frequently take my sisters and me out for “Sushi Saturdays” at Tokyo Grill, the same restaurant we now take our toddlers for salmon sashimi and spicy tuna rolls. The best weekends would end with a big Sunday dinner at Mr. Lee’s, a hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurant where I learned how to dip the rice paper in hot water to create the perfect bbq pork fresh roll

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Needless to say, I am smitten with the salty, sour, sweet, and spicy flavors that makes Asian food so delicious and well balanced. As a result, if given the choice, I will always choose a steamy bowl of pho or a quick and easy stir-fry over a slice of pizza or a juicy burger any day of the week. The best part? By nature, authentic Asian food is often more nutritionally balanced than traditional American food.

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Full of fresh vegetables, fragrant herbs and naturally low-calorie ingredients like soy sauce and rice vinegar, adding a few Asian recipes to your weekly meal plan is not only delicious but a great way to ensure a healthy meal the whole family will love. To get you started, here are 40 Healthy Asian-Inspired Recipes from some of your favorite food bloggers!

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Asian Chopped Kale Salad with Miso Sesame Dressing

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Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice

4.56 stars average
55 minutes
A healthy spin on the take-out classic, your entire family will love this chicken cauliflower “fried rice” – with or without the Sriracha!
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Egg Drop Matzo Ball Soup

Matzo Ball Soup meets Egg Drop Soup is just the ultimate comfort food!
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Asian Cucumber Salad

Sweet and spicy Asian Cucumber Salad packed with crispy fresh vegetables and tossed with a light Thai dressing!
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Crispy Oven Baked Egg Rolls

4.62 stars average
35 minutes
These healthy and delicious homemade baked egg rolls are filled with a fragrant mixture of pork and vegetables then baked until crispy.
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Teriyaki Glazed Chicken

Teriyaki Glazed Chicken is an easy, delicious baked chicken dish with a sauce that perfectly balances the sweet, spicy, and salty Asian flavors.
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Asian Sweet Potato Noodles Recipe with Chicken & Vegetables

If you’ve never tried sweet potato noodles, now’s the time! This Asian sweet potato noodle recipe with chicken and vegetables is a breeze to cook, and has fantastic flavor.
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Asian Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

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Spicy Asian Zucchini

This Spicy Asian Zucchini can be whipped up in 10 minutes and makes a great summer side dish.
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Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups

4.67 stars average
30 minutes
A healthy spin on the popular restaurant appetizer. Packed with classic Asian flavors like ginger, hoisin and sesame, you won’t notice the missing fat and calories.
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Asian Pork Tenderloin with Ginger Glaze

An easy and healthy slow cooker pork tenderloin recipe with Asian vibes and a ginger glaze that gets caramelized under the broiler. Bring on the crusty topping.
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Asian Chicken Pasta Salad

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Crock Pot Ginger Chicken and Rice Soup

4.25 stars average
4 hours 10 minutes
This easy, aromatic Ginger Chicken and Rice Soup comes together in just minutes thanks to a little help from the slow cooker.
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Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Butter Chicken

This CREAMY Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Butter Chicken is mixed with quinoa and a spicy cabbage slaw to make a family friendly, gluten free and healthy meal!
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Stir-Fry Sichuan Beef

This Stir-Fry Sichuan Beef recipe is super flavorful. The sauce combines the flavors of soy, ginger, ketchup, hoisin sauce, and chili bean sauce. The vegetables include onions, green bell peppers, and a garnish of scallions, all ingredients that are readily available. The sauce is amazing.
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Asparagus Pasta Salad

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15 minutes
This Asian inspired pasta salad is made with fresh asparagus and tossed in a creamy, flavor-packed peanut dressing made with lime juice, garlic and ginger.
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Easy and Skinny Spicy Orange Chicken

A 7-ingredient recipe for grilled chicken smothered in a sticky & spicy orange sauce. Quick, healthy & on the table in under 30 minutes!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Pho

4.45 stars average
4 hours 10 minutes
Chicken broth is slowly steeped with cinnamon, cloves, ginger and other Asian pantry staples then poured over rice noodles and topped with shredded chicken.
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Spring Vegetable Thai Green Curry

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Slow Cooker Asian Braised Beef

This easy to make slow cooker Asian braised beef combines garlic, ginger, lemongrass, soy sauce, and rice vinegar to create a delicious hearty dish. Serve it over rice, noodles, or steamed vegetables.
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Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Shrimp

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20 minutes
If you’ve never made fresh rolls at home – I urge you to give it a shot.  
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California Roll Sushi Bowl

Spending way too much on sushi? Super easy, healthy homemade sushi to the rescue with this California Roll Sushi Bowl Recipe!
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Shortcut Shrimp Ramen

This Shortcut Shrimp Ramen is my favorite way to recreate ramen at home! The flavor is so good and in about 30 minutes you’ll have delicious ramen.
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Orange Chicken Lettuce Cups

5 stars
17 minutes
A healthy spin on the popular Chinese takeout dish, you're going to love this fresh and flavorful recipe. Ideal for a light dinner or appetizer!
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Asian Spiralized Cucumber Salad

Asian spiralized cucumber salad is a refreshing side dish for summer grilling!
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Asian Rice Bowl

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Asian Ground Turkey and Green Bean Stir-Fry

4.45 stars average
25 minutes
A quick and easy gluten free and healthy Asian stir-fry recipe with green beans, ground turkey, ginger and hoisin. On the table in 30 minutes or less.
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Thai Curry Fettuccine

Thai Curry Fettuccine has a curry based sauce highlighted with bamboo shoots and peas. An authentic taste of Asia that is flavorful and very easy to prepare.
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Vegan Instant Pot Asian Steamed Dumplings

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Chicken and Green Bean Stir-Fry

3.92 stars average
30 minutes
A fast, easy and healthy dinner recipe, this flavorful Chicken and Green Bean Stir-Fry comes together in just 20 minutes!
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Massaman Chicken Curry with Sweet Potato and Peanuts

you can never have enough quick and easy chicken recipes, right? Especially when they’re as tasty as this Massaman chicken curry.
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Crispy Oven Baked Egg Rolls

4.62 stars average
35 minutes
These healthy and delicious homemade baked egg rolls are filled with a fragrant mixture of pork and vegetables then baked until crispy.
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Easy Homemade Wonton Soup

This authentic homemade wonton soup recipe is easy and fun to make! Each hearty bowl is packed with plump pork dumplings, fresh vegetables, and jumbo shrimp.
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Steamed Whole Fish

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Asian Quinoa Power Bowl with Ginger Miso Dressing

Simple but full of flavor, this Spicy Asian Zucchini is another wonderful, healthy side dish for you to try It’s ready in under 10 minutes too!
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Vegan Scallion Pancakes

Vegan scallion pancakes require few ingredients but are full-on in flavour. Although they may look tricky to make if you’ve never done it before, the technique is actually very simple – just flatten, roll, coil, flatten and fry.
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Sesame Kale

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Beef Lo Mein Recipe

Looking for a simplebeef lo mein recipe that is better than any you get from take out? If you love beef lo mein as much as me, you need this recipe.
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Egg Roll Stir Fry

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Japanese Quick Pickled Cucumbers

4.18 stars average
5 minutes
These crunchy Japanese quick pickles are easy to make and the perfect salty, sweet and sour low calorie snack to serve before or with a meal.
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ASIAN CUCUMBER SESAME SALAD

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Be sure to check out my Asian Recipes Pinterest board for more fresh and fabulous ideas!


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13 responses to “40+ Healthy Asian-Inspired Recipes”

  1. Khaili wilson Avatar
    Khaili wilson

    Any low carb recipes?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes lots! Check out here: https://thelemonbowl.com/gluten-free/

  2. Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking Avatar
    Amy @ Amy’s Healthy Baking

    Thank you so much for including my orange chicken Liz! :) I LOVE the sound of sushi Saturdays. I could eat sushi every day of the week and be a very happy girl! Throw in a couple of spring rolls, and I’m all set. Pinned!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh man I could eat sushi every day too!

      1. Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking Avatar
        Amy @ Amy’s Healthy Baking

        Then we’ll have to go out for sushi the next time you visit!

  3. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) Avatar
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)

    I want all of this!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Girl come get it!! So great hanging out with you! xo

  4. Shawnna Avatar
    Shawnna

    Those recipes look oh so yummy!!

  5. Karen @ The Food Charlatan Avatar
    Karen @ The Food Charlatan

    Great round up Liz! I love cooking Asian at home. It really does make me feel healthier :) I HAVE to try those Asian sloppy joes up there, I’ve never been a fan of the original version but those look great! Thanks so much for including my Asian pork! <3

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      My pleasure!! I hope you try some!

  6. Julia Avatar
    Julia

    Thanks for including my salad Liz! This is a beautiful round-up. I love healthy asian food. Pinning!

  7. Aggie Avatar
    Aggie

    I want to eat all of it!!! What a great roundup, I need to cook more Asian recipes at home…so much flavor and easy to keep healthy!!

  8. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness Avatar
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    Yes! We are Asian food fanatics, and I am always looking for healthier options! Thanks for including my Crock Pot Thai Chicken Quinoa! Pinned!