Asian food became a traditional go-to for many families that do not celebrate Christmas and found themselves with extra time to spend with those they love but no traditions of their own. Since Asian restaurants were typically open on Christmas Day and holidays where others may be closed, new family traditions were born. Now that Asian cuisine is in high demand, we’re here to help you create a new tradition of your own to share with family and friends. Make some of our favorites in the comfort of your own home, using fresh greenhouse grown veggies and skip the wait times for delivery!
More people search for “Chinese food or restaurant” during the days from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve than any other week of the year, according to Google Trends. With ordering takeout becoming so popular, it’s important to keep in mind that some places require reservations or pre-orders for delivery a few weeks in advance to ensure service on busy nights. Even though takeout food is delicious and so easy to order in, preparing it at home with fresh ingredients allows you to create a new tradition of enjoying the cooking experience! With extra time during the holiday break, it’s the perfect opportunity to try something new and cook with family members as a fun way to enjoy your favorite Asian specialties.
We have over 60 Asian-inspired recipes that are full of delicious greenhouse grown vegetables! Here are our Top 10 dishes that you will definitely want to try this holiday season. They are very simple to make and loaded with fresh flavor!
Crispy, creamy, and smoky describe this cucumber salsa using Pure Flavor® Uno Bites™ Nano Cucumbers served on crispy rice. Making this delicious snack with an Asian flair only takes 40 minutes!
These Vegetarian Rice Wraps, made with Pure Flavor® Long English Cucumbers, fresh veggies, and rice noodles, are ideal for a light snack. They can be enjoyed dipped in a honey sriracha peanut sauce and take only 15 minutes to prepare.
MAIN DISHES –
Enjoy a quick and simple vegan version of General Tso’s Tofu & Peppers in 40 minutes! This take on a classic dish includes crispy tofu, Pure Flavor® Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers, and a homemade General Tso’s sauce.
This Pepper & Shrimp Stir Fry has a balance of sweet, savory, & fresh thanks to Pure Flavor® Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers, and snow peas sautéed in a teriyaki sauce & served over a bed of rice.
A vegan and gluten-free recipe, that is ready in 15 minutes, combines Pure Flavor® Solara™ Mini Melons, and Poco Bites® Cocktail Cucumbers to make a perfectly refreshing salad that is tossed in a light miso sesame dressing.
EXPLORE NEW FLAVORS & TRADITIONS –
Whether ordering takeout over the holidays is a longstanding tradition or something new you were thinking of this year, we invite you to try your hand at one of our easy, yet nutritious dishes. Since greenhouse grown fruits & vegetables are available all year round, you can easily create these for yourself whenever the craving for takeout hits! Create a New Year’s Eve spread with some of these great appetizers and main course meals!
Not only do they taste amazing in recipes, but fresh, simple ingredients also are high in health-promoting vitamins and minerals that keep our immune systems healthy. Cooking at home also allows you to avoid high-sodium additives like MSG that can often be found in takeout dishes. Get everyone involved and make it a new tradition to cook together! Creating an experience with family and friends can be something to look forward to year after year.
If you are ready to explore more Asian inspire recipes, we do have over 60 recipes to share to try this holiday season.