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Thai Peanut Coconut Cauliflower Chickpea Curry

Flavorful Thai peanut coconut cauliflower chickpea curry is packed with bold flavors and plant-based protein. Make this cozy, vegetarian dish in one pan for the perfect weekday meal!
Course Dairy Free, Dinner, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword chickpea curry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 343 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • For the curry:
  • ½ tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 large carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 small head cauliflower, broken into florets (3-4 cups)
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can lite coconut milk
  • cup water or vegetarian broth
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter (or cashew butter)
  • ½ tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • ½ teaspoon McCormick Ground Turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon McCormick Ground Red Cayenne Pepper, plus more if you like extra heat
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 red pepper, julienned
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • To garnish:
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Green onion
  • Chopped peanuts or cashews

Instructions

  1. Place a large deep 10 inch deep skillet or a large pot over medium high heat. Add in coconut oil, garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds, then add in green onion, carrot and cauliflower florets. Saute for 3-5 minute until cauliflower begins to turn a slight golden brown and onions soften.
  2. Next, add in coconut milk, water, curry paste, peanut butter, soy sauce/coconut aminos, red cayenne pepper, turmeric, and salt, and stir well to combine. 
  3. Then stir in bell pepper, and chickpeas; simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Taste, and adjust seasonings as necessary. 
  4. Before serving, stir in frozen peas and simmer an additional minute, then pour into bowls or divide into meal prep containers. 
  5. Garnish with cilantro, green onion and chopped peanuts/cashews. Great with brown rice or quinoa for a full protein packed plant based meal. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Thai Peanut Coconut Cauliflower Chickpea Curry
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 137
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.2g23%
Carbohydrates 40.9g14%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 7.4g8%
Protein 10.6g21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.