Easy One-Pan Vegan Thai Red Curry With Spinach and Carrots

I love this curry for when I need something quick, easy, and yet still full of wonderful flavor. This curry is comfort in a bowl, and the one-pan method makes it simple. This dish comes together quickly, so be sure to have all of your ingredients prepped and ready to go before you start.

You can serve this over rice, if you like, to soak up even more of the sauce. The cashews provide a lovely crunch to this dish, but you can omit them to make it nut-free.

Make This Vegan Red Curry With Ingredients You Probably Already Have

Category: Dinner & Mains, Recipes

Servings: 4

Easy One-Pan Vegan Thai Red Curry With Spinach and Carrots


  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1⁄4-inch rounds (105 grams)
  • 1-inch knob fresh ginger, peeled and grated (12 grams)
  • 2 (13.5-ounce) cans low-sodium chickpeas, drained and rinsed, or 3 cups cooked (510 grams)
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1⁄4 cup (60 grams) red curry paste
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon (3 grams) fine salt
  • 1 tablespoon (12 grams) coconut sugar
  • 3 packed cups (84 grams/24 ounces) fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) fresh lime juice
  • Optional: cashews and crushed red pepper for garnish


  1. Add the carrots, ginger, and 1⁄2 cup (120 grams/4 ounces) water to a large pan over medium-low heat. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the carrots are almost fully tender. Add more water if necessary, 1 tablespoon at a time, to keep the carrots cooking. Add the chickpeas, milk, curry paste, salt, and sugar, and stir well.
  2. Increase the heat to high, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and reduce the heat to low, and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the chickpeas and carrots are tender and the sauce has slightly thickened. Stir in the spinach and lime juice, and remove the pan from the heat, stirring until the spinach is wilted. Taste and add any extra lime juice or salt, if desired. Garnish with crushed red pepper for added heat and cashews for a satisfying crunch, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Make This Vegan Red Curry With Ingredients You Probably Already Have


Amount Per Serving
Calories 400
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.3 grams 37.4%
Saturated Fat 0
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 982 milligrams 40.9%
Total Carbohydrate 37.8 grams 12.6%
Dietary Fiber 10.7 grams 42.8%
Sugars 8.4 grams
Protein 12.3 grams
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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While you’re on the easy vegan recipe train, don’t slow down. Breakfast is not exempt from the convenience cooking movement. We’ve got a vegan easy egg McMuffin recipe with plant-based egg and sausage and it’s kind of everything. It’s almost too easy to make it your everyday rise and shine.

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Excerpted from The Vegan 8 by Brandi Doming. Copyright © 2018 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from TI Inc. Books, a division of Meredith Corporation. New York, NY. All rights reserved.  

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