Healthy Asian recipes will bring plenty of flavour to your healthy eating, with chicken noodle soups, nutritious egg curry and easy salmon with ginger
Healthy Asian recipes that you can make at home will bring plenty of flavour to your healthy eating, with soothing chicken noodle soups, nutritious egg curry and easy roast salmon with ginger and soy sauce.
Our pick of healthier Asian recipes will help you stay on track with eating well, bringing you a range of flavours and textures that taste so good it's hard to believe they are good for you. Think beef pho, curry laksa or Thai chicken salad, all very doable at home but packed full of interesting and healthy ingredients that will help bring balance and new flavours into your meals. You'll want to make them again and again, as well as try out new recipes.
Many of the recipes are easy to tweak to match what's in your storecupboard, so don't hold back in experimenting or adapting the recipes to suit your tastes, whether it's using more or less chilli, or substituting vegetables for what you've already got.
This delicious roast duck noodle soup recipe (pictured) is a great example and a Chinatown favourite, but it's so easy to make at home. This dish is ready to serve in less than 30 minutes, which makes it a great midweek meal. Roasting the duck takes a while longer but if you've already done that on the weekend then your meal is already half-ready which means you can knock up the rest in no time whenever you fancy it.
Staying healthy doesn't mean eating bland, boring food; by following some of our healthy Asian recipes you can see how exciting cooking can be, even when you're watching the calories. Be kind to your body with some of our healthy Asian recipes, without feeling like you're compromising on flavour and at the same time, lose inches off your waist!
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Making traditional Vietnamese pho is a bit of a labour of love, but this beef pho recipe is such a medley of colours, textures, flavours and scents that it's definitely worth the effort.
Tom Yum Soup
The hot and sour flavour combinations in this classic Thai Tom Yum soup recipe will stave off winter colds in no time!
Rice Noodle Salad with Hot Smoked Salmon
A colourful recipe for when you're looking for something light but full of flavour - this rice noodle salad with hot smoked salmon recipe makes a wonderful lunch.
Seared Salmon with Spinach and Soy Stir-Fried Noodles
This seared salmon with spinach and soy stir-fried noodles recipe is a really good base for a stir-fry. You could also swap in prawns or chicken for the salmon.
Thai Chicken Salad with Peanuts and Ginger
Chicken and Udon Noodle Broth with Lemongrass and Coriander
This chicken and udon noodle broth with lemongrass and coriander recipe is fresh, zingy and filling and has no added fat. For vegetarians, you can substitute tofu for the chicken and use vegetable stock.
Chicken Braised with Lemongrass and Ginger recipe
This quick and simple chicken braised with lemongrass and ginger recipe is packed with flavour.
Stir-Fry Salmon Yakitori
Give salmon a different twist with the flavours of Japan and a fantastic new marinade. This stir-fry salmon yakitori recipe is quick, simple and oh so healthy
Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Cashews
The trick with this Vietnamese chicken salad with cashews recipe is the dressing - a combination of sweet, sour, hot and salty, which is fabulous with noodles and all sorts of salads.
Steamed Pak Choi and Ginger-Wrapped Salmon
Serve this simple dish with spring onion and sesame dressing - either way, you'll love our steamed pak choi and ginger-wrapped salmon recipe.
Beef and Ginger Broth with Noodles
Boost your immune system with this rich, nutrient-packed beef and ginger broth with noodles recipe.
Japanese Marinated Salmon Noodle Broth
Nourishing, healthy and dairy-free - this Japanese marinated salmon noodle broth recipe is a brilliant January dinner.
Prawn and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dressing
This zingy prawn and avocado salad with lemon dressing recipe only takes minutes to put together!
Seared Tuna with Sesame and Ginger Salad
Quick to prepare and with real wow factor, your guests will love this seared tuna with sesame and ginger salad recipe
A sharp, fresh-tasting salad with a hint of chilli and herbs, this Vietnamese salad recipe is great with leftover chicken.
Prawn Noodle Stir-Fry
This simple prawn noodle stir-fry recipe makes a quick and tasty midweek supper.
Vietnamese Lemongrass, Chicken and Prawn Wraps
This is typical of much Vietnamese food where you wrap and dip - very sociable to try this Vietnamese lemongrass, chicken and prawn wraps recipe with drinks pre-dinner, rather than as a starter!
Crispy Duck Salad with Hoisin Dressing
A quick and delicious revamped crispy duck recipe which is simple to cook at home and just 200 calories per portion!
Sesame Prawn and Noodle Salad
So much more interesting than a pasta salad, you can add heaps of flavour to this sesame prawn and noodle salad recipe without using oil or creamy dressings!
Soba Noodles and Crab Salad
This chilled salad is brilliant as a starter or light lunch - and our soba noodles and crab salad recipe is just as good with prawns.
Roast Salmon with Ginger, Soy Sauce and Pak Choi
This simple baked salmon with ginger, soy and pak choi recipe cooks all together in the oven. Serve with wholemeal noodles, brown rice or salad to keep the calories down.
Prawn and Mango Rice Salad
This super speedy prawn and mango rice salad recipe is ready in ten minutes!
Salmon Teriyaki with Soba Noodles
A healthy salmon recipe which makes a delicious weekend dinner, this salmon teriyaki with soba noodles recipe is brimming with nutrients and so quick and easy to make.
Prawn and Mint Rice Paper Rolls with Sweet Chilli Sauce
The Vietnamese flavours in this prawn and mint rice paper rolls with sweet chilli sauce recipe are clean, fresh and wonderfully healthy.
Thai Coconut Salmon
Looking for a new way with salmon? The marinade in this Thai coconut salmon recipe is a mouthwatering new twist.
Prawn, Poppy and Sesame Seed Salad with Soy Ginger Dressing
This zingy prawn, poppy and sesame seed salad with a sweet and spicy soy ginger dressing recipe is quick to make but so full of flavour - perfect for lunch!
Thai Rare Beef Salad
Clean and fresh, it's best to use tender fillet of beef for this Thai rare beef salad recipe. You could also use prawns or cooked slices of chicken.
Prawn and Ginger Stir-Fry with Basmati Rice
The ginger in this prawn and ginger stir-fry with basmati rice recipe adds an incredible zing to this healthy dish.
Chicken and Shiitake Mushroom Noodle Soup
This healthy chicken and shiitake mushroom noodle soup recipe is quick and healthy.
Coconut, Fish and Mango Salad
You'll love the vibrant flavours of this coconut, fish and mango salad recipe
Thai Marinated Chicken recipe
A great recipe for the grill or barbecue, this Thai marinade chicken recipe is a new way with chicken, packed with flavour without the fat.
Thai Salmon Broth recipe
Light and fresh, this Thai salmon broth recipe makes a light lunch or smart starter.
Char Siu Chicken Legs with Radish and Carrot Salad recipe
Oriental Salmon with Rice Noodles recipe
This oriental salmon with rice noodles recipe is a simple but stunning way with salmon - and only six other ingredients! For more healthy recipes click here For more Asian-inspired recipes click here
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