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Sweet Potato Coconut Curry

I love this recipe for a hearty and healthy vegetarian meal although it is even better when you add shrimp or chicken. I also prefer green curry (usually the spiciest colour of Thai curry) or you can also use red curry paste instead of the yellow curry flavour (mildest) used in this recipe.




For the Curry:

  • 1/2 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced, about a 1/2 cup
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced, about 1 cup
  • 1 cup broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/3 cup onion, chopped, about half a small onion
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon yellow curry powder
  • 1 13.5 ounce can full fat coconut milk
  • pinch of Salt


For the Sweet Potato Noodles:

  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled, 250-300 grams
  • pinch of salt


For the Mango Salsa:

  • 1 mango, large, diced, about 3/4 cup
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, diced
  • 1 Thai red chili, minced, adjust to preferred level of spiciness
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, plus additional for garnish
  • pinch of Salt




Heat 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil on medium/high heat and cook the carrots for about 3 minutes, until they just begin to soften.

Turn the heat down to medium and add in the pepper, broccoli, onion and ginger and cook until they begin to soften and brown, about 5 minutes.

Add in the 1/2 Tbsp of yellow curry powder and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Add in the can of coconut milk (make sure you mix it well before adding or you only add the thick layer for a very creamy curry) and a pinch of salt, mixing well.

Raise the heat to medium/high and bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium/low heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce begins to thicken.

While the sauce cooks, heat the remaining coconut oil in a separate pan over medium heat.

Spiralize the potato using the 3 mm blade and then add it into the pan. Cook the noodles, stirring often, until they just begin to wilt, about 10 minutes. Season with salt.

While you wait, toss together the diced mango, red onion, Thai chili, apple cider vinegar and cilantro in a medium bowl. Season with a pinch of salt.

Divide the noodles between two plates and top with the curry. Garnish with the mango salsa and extra cilantro.


Recipe from http://www.foodfaithfitness.com/vegan-coconut-curry-with-sweet-potato-noodles/


Author: Lauren Smith, B.Sc.

Toronto Yonge Eglinton Physiotherapy Assistant 

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