Looking for some Asian Appetizers recipes? Here are a few of my favorites! These easy Asian Appetizers have tons of Asian Inspired flavors, are colorful, and so easy to make! Plus, all of these appetizer recipes can be made ahead or have make ahead elements, making your appetizer preparations super easy!
Here are my 5 favorite Asian Appetizers to make! I love how fresh lettuce wrap appetizers are, Asian meatballs are great as a make ahead, and you can never go wrong with a wonton appetizer or a summer roll!
This Bahn Mi Lettuce Wrap Recipe is a healthier, low-carb, gluten-free version of the classic Bahn Mi Sandwich Recipe. Seared Bahn Mi Pork is served in lettuce leaves with plenty of Vietnamese Pickled Veggies and Cilantro Rice for a light Asian appetizer recipe.
Make ahead options for this lettuce wrap appetizer: wash and dry the lettuce a day in advance, prepare the rice a day in advance, prepare the pickled veggies up to 3 days in advance, and marinate the meat 1-2 days before grilling.
This lettuce wrap appetizer can easily be adapted to be a Pork-Free or Vegetarian Bahn Mi Lettuce Wrap.
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Another great lettuce wrap appetizer recipe is this recipe for Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps. These lettuce wrap appetizers are loaded with vegetables and lean protein, not to mention flavor. I love the addition of juicy mandarin oranges in this Asian appetizer.
Make ahead options for this Asian inspired lettuce wrap: wash and dry the lettuce up to a day ahead and store it in a vegetable storage container, prepare the rice a day ahead, prepare the Asian ground chicken a day ahead. On serving day, all you'll need to do is reheat and assemble!
Want to make this appetizer more of a meal? Add some fresh steamed jasmine rice to the lettuce wraps to fill it out and make it more hearty.
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Originally this recipe for Sweet and Sour Asian Meatballs with Vegetables was served with stir fry veggies and rice to go along with the Asian Meatballs and Sweet and Sour Sauce, but the recipe also makes a great Asian appetizer!
Leave out the vegetables and rice, prepare the meatballs and the sauce as instructed, then keep the sauce and meatballs warm in a slow cooker for a fun Asian Meatball Appetizer.
Homemade meatballs can feel a little time-consuming to prepare, but they're well worth the flavor! Consider making a large batch so you can stash them away in the freezer.
To freeze these Asian Meatballs, cook according to directions, then cool completely. After cooling, place on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze till solid. After solid, transfer them to a freezer safe storage bag and eliminate as much air as possible. Use within 3 months.
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Recipes like these Asian Salad Wonton Cups satisfy my cravings for cool, crunchy recipes. They also make great party food when you're looking for an Asian appetizer!
This version doesn't contain meat, so it is a great vegetarian Asian appetizer recipe, but you can add cooked shrimp if you're looking to add meat. I recommend small sized shrimp, or cut larger shrimp in pieces so they fit well in the wonton cups.
To make these super simple to prepare, bake the wonton cups ahead of time - up to 3 days - and store them in an airtight container after they've completely cooled.
The Asian salad can be prepared up to a day ahead of time. Then, assemble just before serving!
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These Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Almond Dipping Sauce are one of my favorite Asian appetizers! They feature lemongrass shrimp, lettuce, thai basil, mint, and thinly sliced carrots, cucumbers, and red bell peppers rolled up in rice papers.
These Vietnamese Summer Rolls are served with a spicy, chili garlic almond sauce for dipping. So yummy!
Make ahead options: wash and slice all of the veggies up to 2 days ahead of time. Marinate the shrimp the night before, but don't cook it until serving day.
This Asian inspired appetizer is one that is fun to prepare with guests so each person can roll their own summer roll. Don't want to do that? Assemble the rolls yourself up to 4 hours ahead of time and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
I love that you can customize this Asian appetizer with different meats - chicken or pork would also work well with the lemongrass marinade.
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What are your favorite easy Asian appetizer recipes?
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