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Vibrant AMAZING Green Curry with TONS of greens! A hearty, simple plantbased meal #vegan #glutenfree #curry #recipe
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Vibrant Coconut Green Curry

A vibrant 9-ingredient, 30-minute coconut curry with tons of greens and delicious curry flavor. Serve with brown rice, curried kale, and my crispy tofu for the ultimate, satisfying plant-based meal!
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Entree
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Indian-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 4 Days

Ingredients

CURRY

  • 2 Tbsp coconut, avocado, or grape seed oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (yields ~2 Tbsp per 4 cloves)
  • 2 medium shallot (diced)
  • 1 Tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder (plus more to taste)
  • 8 ounces frozen spinach (~1 1/2 cups as original recipe is written // slightly thawed // can try fresh, but I didn't test it that way)
  • 2 2/3 cups light coconut milk* (~1.5 14-ounce (414 ml) cans as original recipe is written)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut sugar (plus more to taste // or sub stevia or maple syrup to taste)
  • Sea salt (to taste // ~1/2 tsp as original recipe is written)
  • 2-3 Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot starch (optional // to thicken)

FOR SERVING optional

Instructions

  1. Heat a large, rimmed skillet or pot over medium heat. Once hot, add oil, garlic, shallot, and ginger. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, or until softened and slightly browned.
  2. Add curry powder and frozen spinach and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add coconut milk, coconut sugar, and sea salt (about 1/4 tsp to start).
  3. Heat over medium-high heat until simmering - about 4 minutes. Then remove from heat and carefully transfer the curry to a high-speed blender (or use an immersion blender). Blend on high, covering with a towel to prevent any leaks. At this time you can add some cornstarch or arrowroot starch to thicken and blend once more to fully combine. This is optional but does provide the sauce with more thickness/body.

  4. While still in the blender. taste and adjust flavors as needed, adding more curry powder for intense curry flavor, sea salt for overall flavor, or coconut sugar for sweetness.
  5. Transfer curry back to the skillet or pot and heat over medium heat until bubbling. Then reduce heat to low and cook until slightly thickened - about 5-10 minutes.
  6. While the curry cooks, you can throw in vegetables of choice (i.e. red pepper, cubed sweet potatoes or squash, additional greens such as kale, etc.). But because I was serving mine with my Coconut Curried Kale and Crispy Tofu, I kept it more as a sauce than a stew.
  7. Serve curry with brown rice and desired sides/add-ins. Best when fresh, though leftovers store well in the refrigerator up to 4 days. I have not tried freezing this recipe, but I presume the sauce would freeze well up to 1 month.

Notes

*To cut down on fat, you can sub half of the coconut milk for vegetable broth, though it will make the curry thinner. (I didn't test it this way and can't guarantee the results).
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without sides (rice, tofu, greens, etc.).
*Inspired by the green curry at Mr. Farmer in Tokyo, Japan.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 4)