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25 Delicious Asian Zucchini Recipes for Any Occasion

LOVE zucchini.

Whether it’s steamed, sautéed, grilled, or roasted, zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables.

But if you’re looking to spice up your zucchini routine, why not try some of these delicious Asian zucchini recipes?

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From stir-fries to soups, these recipes are perfect for any occasion.

So if you’re ready to explore the delicious world of Asian cuisine, let’s get cooking!

1. Chili Garlic Stir Fry Zucchini

Say hello to your new favorite side dish – Chili Garlic Stir Fry Zucchini!

This delicious and easy recipe is the perfect way to add a bit of flavor and spice to any meal.

The chili sauce, garlic, and sesame oil give this dish a unique taste that will have your guests asking for seconds.

Plus it only takes 15 minutes – what more could you ask for?

Pro Tip: Gently press down on the zucchini pieces with a spatula while stirring so they take on a golden color.

2. Japanese Zucchini

For an Asian-inspired dish with a kick of spice, try Japanese Zucchini!

This easy side dish is made with sautéed zucchini and onion drenched in flavorful soy sauce and teriyaki sauce plus some red pepper flakes for the extra component.

It’s great as a standalone meal or can be served alongside grilled seafood, chicken, or steak – it’s sure to please the whole family!

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to season the veggies with black pepper before cooking to really bring out all the flavors.

3. Spicy Asian Zucchini

Treat your taste buds to something special – this Spicy Asian Zucchini dish!

With its delicious mix of garlic, soy sauce, sriracha, and other flavors – it’s an easy-to-make side that will have everyone asking for more.

Plus, with its healthy ingredients, you can feel good about indulging in seconds (or thirds!).

Pro Tip: Mix things up by adding some crunchy sesame seeds on top before serving.

4. Korean Zucchini Side Dish

Introduce some Korean flavor to your meals with this flavorful Hobak Namul (Korean Zucchini Side Dish)!

This quick-and-easy banchan packs a punch of deliciousness – it’s made with garlic, green onion, zucchini, and a mixture of salty-sweet flavors that will have your taste buds dancing in delight.

Plus, the sesame oil adds an added depth of flavor that takes this dish to the next level!

Pro Tip: For extra spice, feel free to add some more red pepper flakes or fish sauce.

5. Baked Asian Zucchini

Bring the flavors of Asia to your table with this delicious Baked Asian Zucchini!

With its sweet and savory sauce, garlic, green onions, sesame seeds, and honey – it’s packed full of flavor but won’t break the bank.

Plus, it’s so easy to make that you can have dinner on the table in under 45 minutes.

Pro Tip: Use leftovers for lunch the next day by adding a few spoonfuls into cooked white rice – it’s both nutritious and tasty!

6. Zucchini Salad

If you’re looking for a quick and healthy dish that’s sure to please your taste buds, look no further than this 5-minute zucchini salad.

With its combination of flavors – garlic, chili peppers, soy sauce, and sesame oil – it packs a delicious punch that will tantalize your palate.

And with its added nutrition benefits, it is the perfect on-the-go meal for those adventurous foodies out there!

Pro Tip: For an extra burst of flavor, add some light Chinese black vinegar and sugar before serving.

7. Thai Zucchini Noodles

Experience a flavor blast with this Thai Zucchini Noodle dish!

The combination of fettuccine pasta, spicy homemade sauce, and toasted sesame seeds will have your taste buds in overdrive.

Plus, it’s so easy to make and comes together quickly – ready in no time and perfect for dinner any night of the week.

Pro Tip: For added texture, top with chopped peanuts or cashews for a delicious crunch.

8. Sautéed Asian Zucchini and Onions

Add some Asian flare to your weeknight dinners with these tasty and healthy Sautéed Asian Zucchini and Onions!

This one-pan wonder is super quick and easy to make – it takes only 12 minutes – and is Whole30, low carb, and gluten-free.

And the flavors are simply amazing – garlic, onions, sesame oil, fish sauce, coconut aminos…you’ll love every bite!

Pro Tip: Toast the sesame seeds in a skillet before adding them to the dish; they will give an extra burst of flavor that makes all the difference.

9. Hibachi-Style Sesame Ginger Zucchini

Feel like you’re eating at one of your favorite hibachi restaurants with this delectable Sesame Ginger Zucchini dish!

With just 6 ingredients and 15 minutes, this tasty side dish is sure to become a regular on your summertime menu.

The flavors from the ginger and sesame oil create an explosion of deliciousness in every bite – it’s truly irresistible!

Pro Tip: If you want to add a bit of heat, throw in some Sriracha for extra flavor.

10. Sauteed Zucchini With Easy Asian Sauce

This summer, surprise your taste buds with a delicious side dish of sautéed zucchini glazed in an Asian Hoisin sauce.

The combination of the sweet and savory flavors is oh-so-satisfying and will definitely give your meal a boost!

Plus it’s quick and easy to make – all you need are some basic ingredients and 15 minutes for this scrumptious dish.

Pro Tip: For extra flavor, sprinkle some black pepper over the sautéed zucchini before serving.

11. Japanese Steakhouse Hibachi Style Zucchini & Onions

Treat yourself to a taste of Japan with this delicious hibachi-style zucchini & onions recipe!

It’s the perfect way to enjoy restaurant-quality Asian vegetables at home.

The zucchini and onions are lightly caramelized in oil and smothered in a homemade teriyaki sauce for an explosion of flavor – it’s super easy and ready in no time!

Pro Tip: Toast some sesame seeds for an extra crunch texture and sprinkle them on top just before serving.

12. Cabbage and Zucchini Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)

Take a culinary adventure and explore the Japanese delicacy known as Okonomiyaki!

This savory pancake is filled with cabbage, zucchini, green onions, eggs, and all-purpose flour – it’s so yummy!

And the best part is you get to customize your topping by adding mayonnaise, sriracha, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce.

So get ready for an amazing flavor experience that will transport you far away from your kitchen!

Pro Tip: Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top before serving for a tasty crunch.

13. Zucchini Stir Fry With Tofu

This flavorful dish is made with bell peppers, carrots, garlic, ginger, shallots, and zucchini – plus delicious seasonings like toasted sesame oil, tamari or soy sauce, and rice vinegar.

You can make it vegan by adding tofu or make a non-vegan version by serving it with your favorite protein like shrimp or chicken.

Pro Tip: To add extra flavor and texture to the dish, sprinkle some roasted peanuts on top before serving.

14. Garlic Sesame Chicken Zucchini Boats

Get ready – your taste buds are in for a real treat!

These Garlic Sesame Chicken Zucchini Boats feature succulent ground chicken in an incredibly flavorful sauce made with honey, soy sauce, garlic, and sesame oil.

And the best part?

They take just 20 minutes to make – this is one quick and easy meal you’ll definitely want to try.

Pro Tip: Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top for an extra crunchy layer of deliciousness.

15. Hobak Buchim (Korean Zucchini Pancakes)

Are you ready to tantalize your taste buds with something new and exciting?

Hobak Buchim (Korean Zucchini Pancakes) is a must-try dish that’s quick, easy, and full of delicious flavors.

With just the right amount of crunchy zucchini and sweet onion in every bite, these savory pancakes make an awesome snack, appetizer, or light meal!

Pro Tip: Be sure to serve it with the tasty dipping sauce for an added kick of flavor!

16. Spicy Szechuan Zucchini Noodles

If you’re looking to spice up your mealtime, try these 20-minute Spicy Szechuan Zucchini Noodles!

Ready in less than 30 minutes, these delicious zesty noodles are coated in a flavorful chili oil sauce and garnished with scallions.

Pro Tip: Sprinkle on some Lao Gan Ma Chili Crisp for an extra kick of heat.

17. Spicy Thai-style Zucchini & Carrot Salad

Tantalize your taste buds with this delectable Spicy Thai-Style Zucchini & Carrot Salad! Matchstick ribbons of zucchini and carrot, enveloped in grassy herbs, make every bite a flavor explosion.

And the zesty dressing ties it all together perfectly – you won’t be able to get enough!

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to add some roasted peanuts to really bring out the flavors and textures.

18. Hobak Jeon (Pan-fried Zucchini in Egg Batter)

Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure with these delicious hobak jeon (Korean zucchini fritters)!

This pan-fried dish is so quick and easy to make and packed full of flavor – it’ll have everyone asking for seconds.

Plus, the dipping sauce is the perfect accompaniment.

Pro Tip: For extra oomph, add a sprinkle of red pepper and small leaflets of green leafy vegetables such as minari, ssukgat, and parsley – they give this dish a fabulous crunch!

19. Spicy Ground Pork & Zucchini Stir-Fry

Put your taste buds in for a spicy thrill with this ground pork and zucchini stir-fry!

The combination of flavorful ingredients like ginger, scallions, and sambal oelek (Asian chili-garlic sauce) makes this quick and easy meal just the thing to spice up dinnertime.

Serve it over white or brown rice for a complete meal.

Pro Tip: To really bring out the flavor, add a dash of toasted Asian sesame oil right before serving.

20. Kung Pao Zucchini

Kung Pao Zucchini is an easy and flavorful dish that is ready in 20 minutes – perfect for busy weeknights or when you just don’t have a lot of time.

This simple recipe delivers all the classic flavors of kung pao with zucchini being the star of the show.

You’ll be sure to impress your dinner guests with this delicious dish!

Pro Tip: For added flavor, try adding some peanuts or cashew nuts as well as extra vegetables like bell peppers and mushrooms.

21. Zucchini and Onion Bhajis (Indian Spiced Zucchini and Onion Fritters or Pakoras)

Introducing the zucchini and onion bhajis – a delicious Indian spiced fritter that will have your taste buds dancing with joy!

These savory, nutritious little pakoras are made with grated zucchini, onions, and spices – so you can use up all those zucchini in the most scrumptious way.

Plus, they’re super easy to make and take just 10 minutes to get from prep to plate.

Pro Tip: Serve it with a side of lemon cilantro-mint chutney for an extra burst of flavor.

22. Korean Beef Zucchini Noodles

Korean Beef Zucchini Noodles

This low-carb dish is full of flavor and packed with protein – it’s guaranteed to keep you satisfied without any of the carb guilt.

Plus, it’s quick enough to make in just 25 minutes so you can have dinner ready in no time.

Pro Tip: For an added depth of flavor, mix together sesame oil and sriracha into the sauce before adding them to the meat.

23. Zucchini with Glass Noodles

When it comes to Cantonese cuisine, this Zucchini with Glass Noodles dish can’t be beaten!

It’s full of flavor and texture – the combination of ground pork or chicken, zucchini, and glass noodles is simply divine.

Plus, it’s super quick and easy to make in just 35 minutes – a great midweek meal that will have your taste buds swooning with delight.

Pro Tip: Don’t forget the Shaoxing wine for an authentic Cantonese flavor.

24. Easy Zucchini Mushroom Chicken Stir Fry

Do you have 20 minutes and an appetite for deliciousness?

Then this easy Zucchini Mushroom Chicken Stir Fry is what you need!

With just a few pantry ingredients, it’s the perfect weeknight meal that packs in a ton of flavor.

The zucchini, mushrooms, and tender chicken are cooked up in one skillet with garlic, ginger, and a yummy soy sauce mixture – it’s sure to tantalize your taste buds!

Pro Tip: Add some extra spice by stirring in some chili flakes when you add the soy sauce.

25. Chinese Zucchini Pancakes

Craving something that’s full of flavor, quick to make, and totally irresistible?

Look no further than Chinese Zucchini Pancakes!

These little delicacies are so easy to make and packed with nutritious ingredients like zucchini, scallions, and sesame seeds.

Plus – you can customize them with different ingredients for a unique twist every time.

Pro Tip: For extra crunch, add more sesame seeds to the batter before cooking the pancakes.


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25 Best Asian Zucchini Recipe Collection

You shouldn't have to settle for boring recipes when cooking with zucchini. Check out these 25 mouth-watering Asian zucchini recipes for any occasion! From stir-fries to curries, these recipes will add an exciting twist to your dinner table.
Whether you're looking for a new way to use zucchini in your favorite Asian dish or want to try something completely new, these recipes have something for everyone.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 489 kcal


  • Chili Garlic Stir Fry Zucchini
  • Japanese Zucchini
  • Spicy Asian Zucchini
  • Korean Zucchini Side Dish
  • Baked Asian Zucchini
  • Zucchini Salad
  • Thai Zucchini Noodles
  • Sautéed Asian Zucchini and Onions
  • Hibachi-Style Sesame Ginger Zucchini
  • Sauteed Zucchini With Easy Asian Sauce
  • Japanese Steakhouse Hibachi Style Zucchini & Onions
  • Cabbage and Zucchini Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)
  • Zucchini Stir Fry With Tofu
  • Garlic Sesame Chicken Zucchini Boats
  • Hobak Buchim (Korean Zucchini Pancakes)
  • Spicy Szechuan Zucchini Noodles
  • Spicy Thai-style Zucchini & Carrot Salad
  • Hobak Jeon (Pan-fried Zucchini in Egg Batter)
  • Spicy Ground Pork & Zucchini Stir-Fry
  • Kung Pao Zucchini
  • Zucchini and Onion Bhajis (Indian Spiced Zucchini and Onion Fritters or Pakoras)
  • Korean Beef Zucchini Noodles
  • Zucchini with Glass Noodles
  • Easy Zucchini Mushroom Chicken Stir Fry
  • Chinese Zucchini Pancakes


  • Choose your favorite recipe from this collection to serve for dinner tonight.
  • Prepare all of the required ingredients.
  • Cook your meal in 25 minutes or less!
Benjamin Happy Muncher

Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.