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17 Easy Asian Recipes for the Gluten Free Chef

By: Audrey Huggett, Editor,

Asian MeatballsDon't order takeout this weekend! Instead, create a delicious Asian-themed meal and surprise your family with a tasty homemade meal. Asian food is a great medium for the gluten free chef, since traditional Asian food doesn't typically utilize gluten-rich ingredients. But we all like to indulge every now and again, so we've included a zesty mixture of gluten free Asian noodle recipes as well as a couple of more traditional recipes. Creating the dinner menu is up to you, so mix and match until you find the perfect Asian meal for your family.

Dive right in and discover the delightful world of Asian food. Delicate flavors and a blend of vegetables and various meats await you. Give a couple of these recipes a try, you never know when you might find a new favorite. If you're not up to a full-fledged all-Asian meal, give one or two of these recipes as a try. We've found some delicious side dishes that would also make wonderful lunches. However you decide to present these recipes, you'll be seduced by the complex flavors of Asian cooking.

Asian Recipes

17 Easy Asian Recipes for the Gluten Free Chef

Table of Contents

Easy Asian Side Dishes

Simple Noodle Dishes

Easy Asian Meals


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Easy Asian Side Dishes


Nude Dumplings


Asian Meatballs These ginger and soy sauce flavored meatballs are the perfect way to start any meal.  This is a simple recipe that can be used in numerous ways.  Don't want a side dish?  Toss them in a bed of pasta for a main course.  Or stick a toothpick into each meatball and you've got an appetizer. 


Nude Dumplings (pictured above) Typically, creating Asian dumplings takes quite a bit of effort.  However, this ingenious recipe circumvents the task of wrapping individual dumplings, so you can enjoy this dish in almost no time.


Gluten Free Crab Rangoons Delight your family by making a homemade version of this restaurant favorite. The cream cheese filling that makes crab rangoons so distinctive is easy to make.  Recruit a handy child or a friend with small fingers to help you wrap this savory snack.


Gluten Free Won Ton Wrappers You'll get a lot of freedom to create your own Asian-inspired dish with this won ton wrapper recipe. Now gluten free egg rolls and traditional dumplings are easily within your culinary grasp.


Summer Fresh Salad Rolls


Vegetable Potstickers Put a spin on a traditional Chinese side with this recipe for vegetable potstickers. Serve this plump treat with a soy sauce or sriracha, if you're a fan of spicy food, for a side that will complement any meal.


Summer Fresh Salad Rolls (pictured above) A colorful, vegetable filled salad roll is the perfect side to a summer meal.  It also makes a great lunch or snack for someone on the run.


Asian Coleslaw Try this twist on the classic deli salad, it's packed with a flavor you'll love.  The slaw dressing recipe features ginger and tamari for an authentic flavor.  This coleslaw recipe will quickly become a family favorite.


Kimchi and Scallion Pancakes This ridiculously easy dish is just begging to be eaten.  You can prepare either the batter or the cakes ahead of time, so this dish can be made to fit almost any schedule.  If you don't want to serve this as a side dish, this easy Asian recipe makes a great lunch.



Simple Noodle Dishes


Korean Style Spicy Cold Soba Noodles


Asian Noodle Bowl You'll only need to make one thing for dinner when you serve up this one pot meal.  Don't be intimidated by the long ingredient list, either.  Other than a lot of chopping and slicing, this is an easy dish to create.  


Thai Chicken Noodle Soup This recipe will blow you away.  Not only does it have a light, playful flavor, it's a slow cooker recipe.  This is an incredibly easy dish to make, and you're sure to impress friends and family with your cooking skills when you serve this healthy soup.


Korean Style Spicy Cold Soba Noodles (pictured above) You could almost call this dish an authentic Korean recipe.  It has been mildly adapted to the American palate; this dish tastes delicious and is the perfect balance between American and Korean cuisine.




Easy Asian Meals


Korean Chicken Salad


Korean Chicken Salad (pictured above) Expand your menu and try out this easy chicken salad.  Chicken, cucumber, and onions are the main ingredients for this surprisingly filling dish.




Thai Basil Eggplant This filling meal is a perfect introduction to Asian cooking.  Japanese eggplant and Thai basil give the dish an authentic taste, but you still get the full benefit of comforting mushrooms.


Toasted Quinoa with Asian Flavors


Toasted Quinoa with Mushrooms and Asian Flavors (pictured above) Instead of ordering take-out this weekend, why not make Chinese in your own home?  This quinoa stir fry is healthier than fried rice and has full flavor that' you'll adore. 



Avocado and Mango Quinoa Sushi Give this delicious, naturally gluten free meal a try when you are in a creative meal.  Sushi can take a little while to prepare, but it's always a blast if you have a helper and the delicious meal you'll get is totally worth the effort.



Quick and Easy General Tsos Chicken When it comes to chicken, General Tsos knows what's up. But this Asian dish is typically not gluten free. Now you can enjoy the slightly sweet and slightly spicy chicken recipe in a gluten free version. 



Make-it-Yourself General Tsos Chicken This Asian chicken dish is so amazing that we had to give you a few options. Try the first version, and then try this version. Come back and let us know which one you prefer. Here at FaveGlutenFreeRecipes, we couldn't decide. They were both too good to be true. 


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