Get ready to embark on a flavor-filled journey with our collection of 32 healthy Vegan Asian Recipes! These dishes are bursting with fresh ingredients and irresistible flavors that will have your family eagerly gathering around the table. From slurpable noodle soups to savory umami-packed stir-fries, there’s something for every palate to enjoy in this delicious lineup.
I remember when I first experienced the delightful tastes and smells of authentic Asian food. It was when my sister came home after living in Japan, and we would gather in her kitchen to watch and learn about all the amazing culinary experiences she had there.
Back then, many of the dishes included meat, but over the years, she and I have put our heads together to come up with some amazing meatless Asian dishes that are truly healthy and reminiscent of earlier times when Asian meals included very little meat and were much more plant-filled than they are today.
I am sure there is something on our list of Asian vegan recipes for everyone. We have included everything from miso soup to get you started to udon stir-fries that can be on the table in minutes instead of hours. So grab your chopsticks, and let’s get started!
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Gluten-Free: Many, but not all, of the recipes on this list are already gluten-free because we tend to use rice and rice noodles most of the time. For the recipes that use udon noodles made with wheat, you can simply substitute rice noodles in their place.
Ingredients: The ingredients used in these recipes can often be found in your local grocery store on the Asian aisle, but if you find yourself not being able to find an ingredient, try an Asian market in your area or online. We’ve made suggestions in each recipe for where to find lesser-known ingredients.
Say hello to one of our all-time favorite recipes: Garden Spring Rolls! These tasty delights are a hit in our kitchen. Pair them with a big bowl of steamed rice, and voila! Dinner is served! So simple, yet so satisfying.
This Vegan Pad Thai is so much better than takeout, with a nut-free sauce and fresher take on ingredients. It’s from OG vegan cookbook author, Dreena Burton, and is vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and absolutely delicious!
This vegan chicken is made with soy curls which means it’s completely plant-based and gluten-free. It has a tender meaty texture and is the best meat substitute I have found by far. The sweet ginger garlic flavor is perfect for stir-fries and poke bowls!
This super simple Vegetable Stir Fry can be on the table in about 40 minutes. It’s amazingly peanuty and the rice noodles make it completely gluten-free.
This Creamy Peanut Sauce can be served as a dipping sauce for spring rolls, stir fry sauce, or over rice dishes. With no cooking required, it’s ready in 10 minutes flat!
Loaded with fresh veggies like shredded cabbage, mushrooms, and onions, these Vegan Dumplings (also known as vegetable gyoza or potstickers) can be steamed, baked, or made in your air fryer. This recipe is very simple and includes a delicious sauce that can be used for dipping.
These Asian Green Beans are slightly crisp and full of flavor. They are a perfect vegan side dish and are a breeze to make in minutes!
This Udon Noodle Stir Fry with veggies is delicious! The noodles have a naturally sweet flavor that requires very little extra seasoning.
This delicious udon noodle soup recipe is centered around thick chewy udon noodles in a rich dashi-based broth with vegetables, tofu, and tender mushrooms. It is a warm, comforting vegan soup that will satisfy the whole family.
This super easy Tofu Teriyaki dish is absolutely delicious and perfect for dinner any night of the week. Serve with rice or noodles to make a complete meal that the whole family is going to love!
This delicious Vegan Miso Soup is chock full of wholesome ingredients and can be on the dinner table in about 20 minutes flat!
This Tofu Stir Fry with Sweet Ginger Sesame Sauce glazed over seared chunks of tofu and veggies is an easy stir fry that will make the whole family rush to the table.
Homemade furikake is a Japanese rice seasoning that is not just for rice. Sprinkle it on ramen noodles, veggie sushi, poke bowls, and even popcorn to easily add flavor to almost any dish!
We love Vegan Sushi, but it can be so expensive to buy in restaurants. The good news is that it’s easy to make at home, and you can customize it to include all the stuffings you like best!
Sweet and sticky homemade Teriyaki Sauce is delicious when used in stir-fry recipes or even as a marinade. It only requires a few ingredients and can be ready in minutes!
It’s so easy to make these Stir Fry Veggies, and they can be on the dinner table in less than 30-minutes. This dish is simple and very versatile since you can use whichever vegetables you happen to have on hand.
This quick and easy somen cold noodle soup recipe is a perfect light meal for cooling down on hot summer days. It is made with a delicious dashi broth and filled with hearty shiitake mushrooms and onions. You will love the ease and comfort it offers, and it’s prepared in a mere 20 minutes!
We cook large quantities of rice regularly and that means there are often leftovers in our refrigerator. This super simple Veggie Fried Rice recipe is a great way to use up that leftover rice!
This Asian Cabbage Salad with wasabi mayo dressing is light, colorful, and bursting with flavor which makes it a perfect side dish for many other dishes!
This Vegan Miso Ramen Japanese Soup is flavored with miso broth and a mix of vegetables like cabbage, green onions, and corn served over a bed of delicious ramen noodles. It is hearty enough to be a complete meal all by itself and it happens to be plant-based, vegetarian, and vegan.
Dashi Stock is the key ingredient in many Japanese recipes, soups, and sauces. Using only 2 ingredients plus water, this meatless broth adds a deep, rich flavor to Asian and American dishes alike. It’s so simple, anyone can make it!
This vegetarian/vegan Sweet Potato Sushi Roll recipe is made with baked or roasted sweet potatoes, sushi rice, nori, and even other vegetables if you want to add them. It’s absolutely delicious and perfect for lunch, dinner, or snacks.
Make this easy Sushi Rice in your rice steamer, Instant Pot, or on the stovetop. With only 5 ingredients you can have sticky rice ready to make sushi for dinner in minutes!
Try this Umami Sauce Recipe for boosting flavor in sautés and stir-fries without adding all the sodium of soy sauce. It’s made with a blend of miso, ginger, molasses, and other spices, and it has the most delicious savory flavor.
Sweet and Sour Sauce is so versatile and easy to make with only a few ingredients. It’s perfect for livening up recipes and using as a dipping sauce. It also happens to be vegan, oil-free, and gluten-free.
Stir-fries are so easy to make and a terrific way to use up some of those veggies in the refrigerator that need to go quickly. This Easy Veggie Stir-Fry with sweet and sour sauce is a great recipe for that, and any vegetables you prefer can be used.
This Sweet Ginger Sesame Sauce has so many uses. I like to use it in stir-fries and even to just season a bowl of rice. It can even be used as a dipping sauce or marinade. More recently, I found out it makes a great salad dressing as well.
This easy Tahini Sauce recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make with only a handful of ingredients. It’s delicious on pasta, salad, veggie bowls, falafels, and more!
I use this Asian Stir Fry Sauce with a lot of dishes besides just stir-fries including as a dip, marinade, topping for pasta, and much more.
This delicious Air Fryer Tofu is crispy to perfection without a drop of oil in only about 15 minutes. Believe me, the whole family is going to love these little chunks!
This plant-based wasabi mayo is good served as a dip for fries and veggies or as a spread for burgers and sandwiches. It is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and oil-free!
This is one of the easiest Stir Fry Sauce recipes you’ll ever make. It is kind of like an all-purpose sauce that is delicious on stir-fries and even used as a dipping sauce.
About Terri Edwards
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