Chinese Recipes With Nuts

While nuts are high in calories, they are loaded with health benefits. Better still, recent studies suggest that a moderate consumption of nuts can actually help with weight control. Here are several Chinese and Asian-inspired recipes using different types of nuts.

  • 01 of 07

    Candied Walnuts

    Candied walnuts
    Alpha / Fickr

    These sugary treats make a great snack and add something extra to salads or added in a stir-fry.

  • 02 of 07

    Honey Walnut Prawns

    Honey Walnut Prawns
    Honey Walnut Prawns. Arnold Gatilao / Flickr

    This popular Hong Kong dish pairs candied walnuts with shrimp in a mayonnaise-based sauce. This recipe has been reader-rated at 5 out of 5 stars.

  • 03 of 07

    Five–spice Peanuts

    Close-Up Of Fried Spicy Peanuts On Newspaper
    Devaraya Chowdary / EyeEm / Getty Images

    Peanuts, a symbol of longevity in Chinese culture, are glazed with sugar and five-spice powder.

  • 04 of 07

    Kung Pao Chicken

    Kung Pao Chicken
    Kung Pao Chicken. Getty Images/TheCrimsonMonkey

    Peanuts add the final touch to this popular spicy Szechuan dish.

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  • 05 of 07

    Cashew Chicken

    Cashew Chicken
    Jaysin Trevino / Flickr

    My favorite nut, cashews are high in antioxidants, contain heart-healthy oleic acid and are a good source of copper and magnesium.

  • 06 of 07

    Kung Pao Shrimp

    Kung Pao Shrimp
    Kung Pao Shrimp. Gnawme / Flickr

    Cashews replace peanuts in this variation on Kung Pao Chicken.

  • 07 of 07

    Vegetable Fried Rice

    Vegetable Fried Rice
    Vegetable Fried Rice. jeffreyw / Flickr

    A nutritious side dish.

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  1. Liu X, Li Y, Guasch-Ferré M, et al. Changes in nut consumption influence long-term weight change in US men and women. BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, 2019.  doi:10.1136/bmjnph-2019-000034