Scan this QR Code to follow PureWow on Snapchat!
PureWow

If you’re anything like us, you eat kimchi right out of the jar. And we’re on the hunt for side dishes that include our favorite Korean flavors, like gochujang, pickled vegetables and mentaiko. Ta-da: Here are 16 Korean-inspired side dishes to try for dinner, from the super authentic to the, um, not. (Loaded kimchi fries? Sign us up.)

RELATED: 17 Korean-Inspired Dinner Recipes to Try at Home

Korean-Style Popcorn Cauliflower

It’s all about the gochujang-honey sauce—and, of course, our favorite veggie of all time, cauliflower.

Get the recipe

Related Videos

Spiralized Cucumber Kimchi

Put your spiralizer to work to whip up this cucumber-based kimchi from Coterie member Ali Maffucci.

Get the recipe

Kimchi Fried Rice

Fried rice is one of our favorites, and we’ve been known to eat this side as our main dish. This modern twist features cauliflower rice, so you can finish the whole batch.

Get the recipe

Pork and Kimchi Potstickers

Yep, you can fold your own dumplings at home in under an hour. We believe in you.

Get the recipe

Loaded Kimchi Fries

You’ve never truly lived until you’ve tried these genius fries topped with caramelized kimchi, cilantro, cheddar cheese, onion and spicy mayo. (And did we mention they’re vegetarian?)

Get the recipe

Stir-Fried Bok Choy

The satisfying crunch of this green is totally underappreciated. Cook it in sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, red pepper flakes and sesame seeds to really up the ante.

Get the recipe

Spicy Korean Deviled Eggs

We’ve never thought of this before, but the deviled egg is a fantastic canvas for gochujang, chili and sesame seeds.

Get the recipe

Creamy Gochujang Zoodles

Gochujang, a Korean red chili paste, takes center stage in this zucchini noodle dish. (If you want to stick to a more classic version, you can make it with traditional Korean noodles, too.)

Get the recipe

RELATED: These 17 Low-Carb Pasta Recipes Are on Your Diet

Watermelon Kimchi

Don’t toss that watermelon rind—Katie Workman gives us this pickled watermelon rind-based kimchi that will surely impress your dinner party guests.

Get the recipe

Korean Beef Nachos

There’s something magical about pairing Korean and Mexican flavors in one dish. Case in point? These Korean-spiced beef nachos.

Get the recipe

Homemade Vegetable Potstickers with Toasted Sesame Honey Soy Sauce

You don’t have to stuff your dumplings with pork. Try these vegetarian potstickers, packed with shiitake mushrooms, shredded cabbage and plenty of spices.

Get the recipe

Everyday Asian Sesame Slaw

The sesame vinaigrette and shredded carrots give this coleslaw its Korean twist. Serve with or without fried chicken. (We say with.)

Get the recipe

Cold Sesame Cucumber Noodles

Bring some tang to the table. These refreshing cucumber noodles (coodles?) are tossed with a heavenly concoction of soy sauce, sesame and Sriracha dressing.

Get the recipe

Egg Fried Rice

Having a classic fried rice recipe in your back pocket is a must. Might we recommend this super-easy recipe that’s ready in only 20 minutes?

Get the recipe

Easy Spicy Cold Noodles with Kimchi

Wait, we can be eating crunchy kimchi and cold, refreshing noodles in ten minutes? Count us in, Coterie member Ali Maffucci.

Get the recipe

Spicy, Savory and Completely Addictive Mentaiko Kimchi Udon

This incredible side will make you extremely popular with your family and friends. And with only five ingredients, it couldn’t be simpler.

Get the recipe

RELATED: 18 Chicken Pasta Recipes to Make for Dinner Tonight

From Around The Web