Welcome to this collection of the best adzuki bean recipes. These small red beans are full of goodness and we'd love to inspire you with a variety of recipes and new exciting ways to incorporate them into your diet.
Adzuki beans, also known as aduki or azuki beans are packed with protein, fibre, folate and antioxidants making them a great choice for plant-based diets. They're versatile and so tasty. With their sweet nutty flavour, they're excellent used in soups, stews, curries, buddha bowls and delicious desserts. Get inspired below!
1. Adzuki Bean Coconut Curry
We love this comforting Adzuki Bean Coconut Curry from Moon and Spoon and Yum. This creamy curry is vegan, gluten-free, laced with beautiful spices and packed with fibre and protein.
2. Adzuki Bean Bowls
Why not try one of these colourful wholesome Adzuki Bean Bowls by Love and Lemons. Create your own with a combination of adzuki beans, brown rice, cabbage, carrots, sugar snap peas, avocado and sesame miso dressing. Delicious!
3. Pumpkin and Adzuki Bean Dip
This tempting Pumpkin and Adzuki Bean Dip by Nirvana Cakery is a delicious twist on a more traditional hummus recipe. Made with roasted pumpkin, adzuki beans and warming spices of cinnamon, cumin, cardamom, cloves and fresh ginger.
4. Adzuki Beans Soup with Pearl Barley and Kale
Don't you just want to tuck into this hearty Adzuki Beans Soup with Pearl Barley and Kale by Vegan Cocotte? Packed with protein, plenty of veggies and lots of flavours it makes an easy healthy satisfying meal for midweek dinners.
5. Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese
Adzuki beans are the perfect substitution for veganising this classic dish. Have a go at this simple Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese recipe by Greedy Gourmet and tell us how you enjoyed it.
6. Rice with Azuki Beans
Be tempted with this simple yet festive Rice with Azuki Beans by Recipe Tin Japan. This traditional Japanese dish Osekihan consists of sticky rice cooked with adzuki beans and is often served on special occasions.
7. Adzuki Bean Bowl with Pineapple Salsa
We love this plant-based probiotic-rich Adzuki Bean Bowl with Pineapple Salsa by Flora and Vino. This delicious adzuki bean bowl is served with coconut quinoa, pineapple salsa, kimchi, avocado and lime. Just wonderful for a quick nutritious summer lunch.
8. Adzuki Bean Hummus
You can never go wrong with hummus. This creamy Quick and Easy Adzuki Bean Hummus with Lemon Honey by Calm Eats is spiced with coriander, cumin and oregano. Smother it on toast, use it as a dip, in your grain bowls. Delish.
9. Spicy Kabocha Squash and Adzuki Bean Soup
If you fancy a little spice and authentic Southeast Asian flavours this recipe is for you. Try making this Spicy Kabocha Squash and Adzuki Bean Soup by Pickled Plum. With watercress, kombu, chilli paste and fish sauce broth this recipe is a real gem.
10. Red Dragon Pie
Red Dragon Pie aka Vegan Shepherd’s Pie by Thinly Spread must be the ultimate comfort food. Veganised by the addition of adzuki beans instead of meat it's true plant-based heaven. So perfect for that Sunday lunch.
11. Vegan Adzuki Bean Meatballs
Have you tried vegan meatballs yet? We think these Vegan Adzuki Bean Meatballs by The Happy Lentils will just do the trick. With the addition of pecans, oregano and fresh basil served in tomato sauce, how delicious.
12. Mushroom Lentil Adzuki Bean Soup
This hearty cosy Mushroom Lentil Adzuki Bean Soup by Soup Addict is such a satisfying meal. Packed with veggies and protein, and full of flavour with the addition of dried porcini mushrooms and tarragon. Yum!
13. Pumpkin Adzuki Bean Masala Curry
This wholesome Pumpkin Adzuki Bean Masala Curry by Nirvana Cakery is perfect if you love curry with a twist. Made with fresh pumpkin, adzuki beans, coconut milk and garam masala seasoning, so lovely.
14. Korean Adzuki Beans and Pumpkin Porridge
This cosy warming Korean Adzuki Beans and Pumpkin Porridge by Alice Eats Grass is sweetened with Medjool dates, chestnuts, cinnamon and pumpkin spice. Fancy waking up to this bowl of goodness!
15. Fudgy Adzuki Bean Brownies
These gluten-free date-sweetened Fudgy Adzuki Bean Brownies from Hey Nutrition Lady have us drooling. Made with adzuki beans, dates, coconut oil, cocoa powder and dark chocolate chunks surely they will satisfy anyone's chocolate cravings.
16. Japanese Sweet Red Bean Paste
Sweet red bean paste is used in many South-East Asian dishes and making your own couldn't be simpler. With only 3 ingredients this is a must-try recipe. Have a go at this simple luscious Sweet Red Bean Paste by Wandercooks.
17. Coconut Matcha Rice Pudding with Date Adzuki Bean Paste
With adore this colourful plant-based Coconut Matcha Rice Pudding with Date Adzuki Bean Paste by Snixy Kitchen. Make this creamy pudding with arborio rice, coconut milk, vanilla and matcha and top with date sweetened adzuki bean paste.
18. Anko Red Bean Paste Ice Cream
How creative is this Anko Red Bean Paste Ice Cream by Matcha and Tofu? With only 3 ingredients - red bean paste, heavy cream and eggs it's a fabulous dessert with a difference and Asian flair.
19. Matcha Cake Roll with Adzuki Bean Cream
This Japanesse style Matcha Cake Roll with Adzuki Bean Cream by Indulge with Mimi is to die for. Beautifully presented matcha swiss cake roll filled with adzuki bean whipped cream makes the lightest dessert.
20. Red Bean Swirl Buns
If you fancy little baking this weekend then these scrumptious Red Bean Swirl Buns by Eat Cho Food would make the perfect treat. This beautifully twisted milk bread dough is filled with sweet red adzuki bean paste and baked to perfection.