9 Healthy Korean Recipes You Can Make at Home

9 Healthy Korean Recipes You Can Make at Home

You'll be surprised at how skillful you are in the kitchen when you whip together these tasty Korean dishes from some of the top new cookbooks

01 of 09

Broccoli, Mushroom, and Sesame Salad

Broccoli, Mushroom, and Sesame Salad
JEAN CAZALS/KOREAN FOOD MADE SIMPLE BY JUDY JOO

This fresh salad can be served as a starter or as a larger plate. The nutty sesame oil works well with the tart apple vinegar and spicy gochugaru. And if you come away with leftover mushrooms, you'll have to try one of these creative mushroom recipes.

02 of 09

Soy Glazed Tofu Salad

Soy Glazed Tofu Salad
JEAN CAZALS/KOREAN FOOD MADE SIMPLE BY JUDY JOO

This healthy yet satisfying salad makes a great vegetarian appetizer, and even works as an entree on nights you're craving something homemade and not too heavy. (Confused on how to best prepare tofu?

03 of 09

Soy Milk Noodle Soup

Soy Milk Noodle Soup
Sam Horine

Light and rich at the same time, this cold soup will fill you up without filling you out. Traditionally, it's served in the summer and made with soy milk and thin wheat noodles.

04 of 09

Soju Watermelon Punch

Soju Watermelon Punch
Gabi Porter

Perfect for backyard barbecues, this refreshing boozy punch combines fresh watermelon with the Korean liquor soju.

05 of 09

Kimchi Pancakes

Kimchi Pancakes
JEAN CAZALS/KOREAN FOOD MADE SIMPLE BY JUDY JOO

With crispy edges, these savory, satisfying pancakes truly let the flavor of kimchi shine. If you have extra kimchi left over from another meal, give them a try—you won't be disappointed.

06 of 09

Noodles with Black Bean Paste

Noodles with Black Bean Paste
MAANGCHI’S REAL KOREAN COOKING

This beloved dish is tough to find outside of Korea, but now you can make it at home thanks to this surprisingly easy recipe.

07 of 09

Mixed Rice Bowl with Beef (Bibimbap)

Mixed Rice Bowl with Beef (Bibimbap)
 JEAN CAZALS/KOREAN FOOD MADE SIMPLE BY JUDY JOO

Bibimbap is filled with healthy vegetables, and, luckily, any veggies you have in your refrigerator will work. The cooking process happens quickly, so gather your ingredients before you begin.

08 of 09

Soy and Sesame Spinach

Soy and Sesame Spinach
Sam Horine

This side dish tastes great cold or at room temperature, and perfectly pairs the freshness of spinach with earthy sesame oil and soy sauce.

09 of 09

Steamed Eggplant

Steamed Eggplant
MAANGCHI’S REAL KOREAN COOKING

A Korean staple, this sweet-salty-spicy eggplant recipe is also easy make it at home. Look for lavender Korean eggplants, or remove the peel if you use a Western variety eggplant.

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