Green Thai Cauliflower Coconut Curry

A vivid homemade curry with lime leaves, Thai chiles and lemongrass is just the thing to give humble cauliflower main-dish status.

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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp reduced-sodium tamari
  • 1 each yellow and red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into 2-inch florets
  • 2 cups quartered cremini mushrooms
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 5 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 5 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Curry paste

  • 1 13.5 oz BPA-free can coconut cream
  • 1/2 bunch fresh Thai basil leaves
  • 8 makrut lime leaves, middle stem removed
  • 3 green Thai chiles, seeded
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, chopped (NOTE: Remove tough outer layers and chop inner portion of bottom 3 inches of stalk.)
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 2-inch piece ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 2-inch piece turmeric, peeled and roughly chopped (or 1 tbsp ground turmeric)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp each ground cumin and coriander


1. Prepare curry paste: To a food processor, add all ingredients and blend to a smooth paste. Set aside.

2. Prepare curry: In a large sauté pan on medium-high, heat oil. Add coconut sugar and tamari to middle of pan and stir until mixture bubbles, about 1 minute.

3. Stir in curry paste and cook for 2 minutes, stirring; add bell peppers, cauliflower, mushrooms and broth. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, simmering until cauliflower is tender and sauce has thickened slightly, about 20 minutes.

4. Divide among bowls; drizzle each with lime juice and fish sauce. Garnish with cilantro. Serve over brown rice or noodles, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories 530
  • Carbohydrate Content 82 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 21 g
  • Fiber Content 6 g
  • Protein Content 10 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 17 g
  • Sodium Content 808 mg
  • Sugar Content 65 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1 g

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