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10 Healthiest Ethnic Foods

Expand your dining horizons with these deliciously healthy, low-fat ethnic offerings.

Horiatiki Salata (Greek salad)

With a combination of Kalamata olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers and feta cheese, you can’t go wrong with this Mediterranean favorite. For extra flavor, go with a side of tzatziki (Greek yogurt flavored with cucumber and garlic) sauce. To cut the calories and fat, ditch the feta as it can add close to half of your daily recommendation of saturated fats.

Tom Yung Gung

Nope, it’s not a Taiwanese action hero, but a kick-ass soup that has been proven to fight cancer. Made with shrimp, coriander, lemongrass, ginger and other herbs and spices used in Thai cooking, this appetizing soup is believed to contain powerfully potent tumor-inhibiting antioxidants.

Hummus

Switch those traditional high-fat onion and ranch dips with this chickpea-based concoction made with tahini, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and other spices. The chickpeas are full of protein and have a glycemic index of 12, meaning it will leave you feeling full without loading you down with extra calories. When used as a dip, go with raw veggies like carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes instead of more calorie dense chips and bread.

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