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These easy family friendly Asian Side Dishes are the perfect compliment to your weeknight meal. Asian Vegetable Recipes and Side Dishes that are simple, quick to make, and that your family will love!


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If you are looking for some easy family friendy side dishes that are packed with flavor, I’m here to help! These easy asian recipes are the perfect side dish to pair with your weeknight meal. Easy Asian Vegetable Recipes and quick Asian Side Dishes and more to pair effortlessly with your main meal.


Interested in adding more Asian flavors to your weeknight meals but not sure how to make it actually doable? Check out my Beginner’s Guide to Asian Cuisine for easy tips and recipes that are weeknight and kid-friendly and will help your weeknight meals be a win!


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Asian Side Dishes

Sometimes side dishes seem so hard! Here are some fun recipes that go beyond plain white rice to serve with your Asian inspired weeknight meal.


vegetable fried rice in bowl with chopsticks


Vegetable Fried Rice from Strength and SunshineA super quick and easy Classic Vegetable Fried Rice recipe so you don’t need to order takeout! It’s gluten-free, vegan, top 8 allergy-free, healthy, and full of veggies! A perfect Asian side dish for using leftover rice and transforming it into a delicious lunch or dinner!  


sweet potato noodles in bowl with chopsticks

Asian Style Sweet Potato Noodles from Healthy Little Foodies – These spiraled sweet potato noodles are dressing in an Asian style dressing that is a perfect Asian vegetable side dish to add to your weeknight meals instead of rice!


coconut rice in bowl

Coconut Rice from A Family Feast – This Asian side dish recipe couldn’t be easier to make – and the flavors of the rice infused with coconut milk and cilantro is out of this world!



Asian Vegetable Recipes

Never know what to serve with your main meal? Try these easy Asian Vegetable Recipes that are easy peasy but have so much flavor! Kid-friendly and perfect to compliment any main recipe you make.


roasted brussels sprouts with fork


Honey Sesame Roasted Brussels Sprouts from My Sequined LifeThis recipe for honey sesame roasted brussels sprouts turns a sometimes ‘whatever’ side dish into something your family will request! A flavorful, five-ingredient glaze coats these brussels sprouts, which are roasted until crisp and browned. Topped with plenty of sesame seeds, this is a perfect vegetable to serve with your Asian meal.


stir fried bok choy in pan

Stir Fried Baby Bok Choy from House of Nash Eats –  Stir Fried Baby Bok Choy is a simple Asian vegetable side dish that is ready in under 10 minutes start to finish. It’s a little garlicky with a great tender-crisp texture and one of my go-to veggie options.


asian zucchini recipe in bowl with cilantro and chopsticks

Sesame Ginger Zucchini from Forks and Folly –  Hibachi restaurant style zucchini is the inspiration behind this sesame ginger zucchini. It’s the perfect vegetable side dish!


snow peas in bowl

Sweet Garlicky Glazed Snow Peas from Simply WhiskedThese sweet, garlicky glazed snow peas are made with only five ingredients and they’re ready in a snap, making them the perfect Asian side dish to serve your family. Just don’t confuse them with snap peas.


roasted potatoes recipe on tray

Honey Miso Garlic Roasted Potatoes  from Pups and Chopsticks – These crispy garlic roasted potatoes have a light honey miso garlic drizzle caramelized at the very end to give it a layer of umaminess which makes them a super addictive snack or side dish.


bowl with sugar snap peas with orange and mint

Orange Ginger Sugar Snap Peas from The Gingered Whisk – This easy Orange Ginger Sugar Snap Peas Recipe is an amazing easy, quick and delicious side dish recipe the entire family will love. You only need a few minutes and a few ingredients like ginger, orange zest, and fresh mint to make this flavorful and vibrant side dish that will easily pair with any Asian themed meal you serve.


garlic mushroom recipe on plate

Sesame Garlic Mushrooms from Real Housemoms – These Asian-style sesame garlic mushrooms are delicious and healthy-ish side dish that requires very little hands-on time.


asparagus recipe in bowl

Asian Stir Fried Asparagus from That Skinny Chick Can Bake – This Asian Stir Fried Asparagus is a delicious change of pace from my typical roasting recipes. A little soy sauce, sugar, sherry and garlic provide a terrific flavor profile that the whole family will love.


bowl with thai cucumber salad and wooden spoon

Easy Thai Cucumber Salad from The Gingered Whisk – This simple Thai Cucumber Salad recipe is the perfect quick addition to your weeknight Asian recipes. A refreshing vegetable side dish with crisp cucumbers tossed in a sweet and savory dressing with red onions, peanuts and cilantro.


garlic roasted eggplant on wooden tray

Miso Eggplant Recipe with Black Garlic from Pups with Chopsticks – Brushed with sweet and savoury glaze, packed with umami from the black garlic – this glazed black garlic miso eggplant (Nasu Dengaku) are quick and easy to make as a delicious snack or appetizer.


brussels sprouts with dressing on plate

Warm Brussels Sprout Salad with Orange Miso Dressing from Simply WhiskedIn this warm Brussels sprouts salad, roasted sprouts are drenched is a tangy orange miso dressing for a simple, flavorful side dish that will make even the pickiest eaters love their Brussels sprouts.


close up of green beans with mushrooms and teriyaki sauce

Teriyaki Green Beans from Plain ChickenA favorite green bean recipe. SO delicious!! Green beans, shallot, mushrooms, garlic, teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds. Ready to eat in about 15 minutes. Great weeknight side dish!


edamame and snap peas in bowl with dressing being poured on

Edameme Snap Pea Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing from Real Housemoms – A quick and easy salad or side dish. This edamame snap pea salad comes well-dressed in an umami inducing sesame ginger dressing.

sesame peanut caulofwer in bowls

Sesame Peanut Cauliflower from Delicious Little Bites – Sesame-Peanut Cauliflower is a delicious, easy to make Asian-inspired recipe! It’s perfect for busy weeknights!


chinese broccoli

Chinese Broccoli with Garlic Sauce by The Gingered Whisk – Chinese Broccoli with Garlic sauce is an easy and delicious kid-friendly side dish that pairs well with any Asian inspired weeknight meal! Ready in less than 10 minutes!


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  1. I shouldn’t have read this post before lunch – everything looks delicious! I need to add that Thai cucumber salad to my menu ASAP.

  2. Katie Harding says:

    Thanks for sharing our Hibachi Zucchini recipe. My kids LOVE it!

  3. Bernice Hill says:

    What a great variety of super healthy and interesting sides! Pinning for later.

  4. Thanks for rounding up so many side ideas. The Thai Cucumber Salad and the Edameme Snap Pea Salad look especially delicious. Can’t wait to try them!

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