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13 Adzuki Beans Recipes To Experiment With

You’ve seen them before, and there’s a good chance you’ve had a meal or two that included them. The red mung bean, also known as the adzuki bean, can be quite a good source of protein but also a satisfying foundation to so many different variations of dishes. Toppings, side dishes, stuffings, and even as the main course, let’s check out these delicious adzuki beans recipe and add a new ingredients to your usual grocery list!

Delicious Adzuki Beans Recipes You Should Try

1. Adzuki Bean Dal

Adzuki bean dal

Adzuki beans are a great inclusion when you’re making Indian favorites – including dal. They make a wonderful, thick and flavorful gravy as well as pair nicely with the typical spices that you would throw in this dish including cinnamon, chili, and cumin (just to name a few). 

“Adzuki beans have a natural sweetness and creaminess that make this dal feel deliciously rich and lush almost like a healthier version of Dal Makhani.” – The Back Yard Lemon Tree

2. Anko

Anko red bean paste recipe

Learn how to make homemade bean paste to use a variety of recipes! This one is sweet and can be used to aid in the making of some of the most delicious of dessert treats – Japanese style specifically. That red bean ice cream you’ve heard of before – this is the culprit!

“You can store the red bean paste in the freezer for up to 2 months! It’s such a treat to have it on hand, and more reasons to enjoy Japanese sweets for your afternoon tea.” – Just One Cookbook

3. Adzuki Bean & Sweet Potato Bake

Adzuki bean & sweet potato bake

How amazing does this sweet potato bake look? It not only makes our mouth water but it’s quite pretty to look at too, don’t you think? This is also a vegan and gluten-free recipe that everyone can enjoy!

“The recipe below is made to help you feel rooted and secure, with the help of our favourite tuber sweet potato, and protein packed adzuki beans.” –  AdventureYogi

4. Curried Adzuki Beans

Curried adzuki beans

If you’re already a fan of curry dishes or sides, then you will definitely want to dive into this one. What’s great about this recipe is that you can use it as a side to a lean piece of protein or just serve it up on its own! This one will surely become a quick, weeknight staple. 

“Curried adzuki beans with basmati rice is a super-easy and delicious weeknight dinner for us.  ” – Veggiecurean

5. Adzuki Beans with Coriander & Lemon Hummus

Adzuki beans with coriander & lemon hummus

Here’s a new hummus recipe to add to your lazy Susan of choices. We love new ways to pack in your protein and include an additional dip to your party options. And this light and bright adzuki bean hummus does the trick well. 

“Hummus without chickpeas? This is, technically, not possible, as the word hummus basically means… that’s right, chickpeas. But this recipe for adzuki bean hummus is just as tasty as the classic.” – Vegan on Board

6. Sweet Potato Adzuki Bean Burger Game Day Sliders

Sweet potato adzuki bean burger game day sliders

Okay, okay, we know they’re cute, but these little bites pack a punch of flavor that make the perfect game day treat. For those with fall football love and a vegan diet, whip up these patties for the party! 

“Sweet potato Adzuki bean burger sliders with Spinach, cucumbers and dill aioli. Fresh, springy and easy.” – Vegan Richa

7. Mushroom Lentil Adzuki Bean Soup

Mushroom lentil adzuki bean soup

If you’re looking for something to warm up a crisp, fall night then this mushroom, lentil, and adzuki bean soup is absolutely calling your name. It’s filled with nutrients you need, flavors you love, and all the freshness you want to feel guilt-free.

“Clean and healthy, this rich, earthy Mushroom Lentil Adzuki Bean Soup is chock full of veggies and protein-rich legumes. It’s a hearty, delicious soup that makes it easy to stick to your healthy eating goals.” SoupAddict

8. Vegan Adzuki Bean Meatballs

Vegan adzuki bean meatballs

Vegan meatballs may not have the best reputation, but we’re positive that this recipe will change that. Honestly, these would go well with pasta or rice, but they can do well on their own as an appetizer or potluck treat just as nicely. 

“The patties are completely vegan, and remain solid and wonderful thanks to prior baking them in the oven and short cooking in the sauce.” – The Happy Lentils

9. Adzuki Bean Stew

Adzuki bean stew

Stews are always a warm and cozy way to finish off a day – which is why they’re a great choice to whip up throughout the colder months of the year. The sweet potatoes add a satisfying topping to this delicious bowl. Serve it up with classic bread and butter. 

“Adzuki bean stew with sweet potatoes & green plantains This tasty comforting stew is packed with flavor & nutrition.” – FeedFeed

10. Stuffed Butternut Squash

Stuffed butternut squash

How stunning is this dish? We’re already big fans of butternut squash here. It can become a bowl to so many wonderful plates – included this bean-founded recipe! 

“In this Asian inspired dish butternut squashes are roasted with sweet savory miso glaze and then stuffed with mixture of black rice, adzuki beans, walnuts, and scallions. I served stuffed squash halves with crispy roasted kale which was a wonderful paring to mellow squash.” – Maikin Mokomin

11. Pumpkin Adzuki Bean Curry

Pumpkin adzuki bean curry

We have more bean curry for you but this time with a bout of fall flair! How does pumpkin sound to you? Yes, it sounds wonderful to us at all times – especially when it levels up a recipe we already love. 

“This pumpkin adzuki bean curry recipe uses no onion, garlic or dairy. The coconut base brings out beautifully the gentle flavors of pumpkin and adzuki beans.” – Steaming Pot

12. Macro Bowl with Carrot-Ginger-Almond Sauce

Macro bowl with carrot ginger almond sauce

The sauce really is the most delicious topping to this good-for-you bowl or fun. This array of food will bring your energy as well as a filling taste of vivacious flavors. 

“What makes an otherwise ordinary bowl of grains, beans and vegetables is definitely a good sauce and this one is pretty phenomenal, if I do say so myself Smile . I love that it’s vegetable-based, so you’re adding even more nutrition to your meal, but it also has a wonderful flavour and unctuous texture that you might not expect.” – Coconut and Berries

13. Red Bean Flower Bread

Red bean flower bread

We leave our journey through adzuki bean recipes with this red bean flower bread baking recipe. We’re in love with how they look, of course, but who knew bread made with beans could be so tasty and sweet? 

“The bread is super soft like brioche and SUPER stuffed with red bean paste. If you’re too lazy to make the paste, you can buy it at any Asian supermarket. Don’t hate on the beans before you’ve tried it!” – Miss Hangrypants

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