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Green Curry; Make it tonight

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Green Curry; perfect for meal planning

I love Thai food, all of it, but especially Red and Green Curry.  Creamy coconut based sauces that have the traditional sweet, spicy and sour flavours typical of many Thai foods.  I could just drink the sauce honestly.

Sadly we don’t have that many good Thai restaurants near by, and  ordering out gets expensive when trying to feed six people for dinner.   Happily this Green Curry satisfies all my cravings, it’s fast and easy to prepare, and works great for meal prepping and planning.

Coconut milk and Thai Green Curry paste combined with garlic, lime, and cilantro (plus a few other ingredients) quick creates a spicy, fragrant, rich sauce that can be used with just about any protein or vegetables you choose.




What makes this Green Curry Great?

  • Whole 30 compliant
  • Vegan
  • Budget friendly
  • Easy to prepare
  • Delicous
  • Reheats well
  • Prepaheadable

Perfect for Meal Prepping:

Not only is this Green Curry recipe delicious, and easy, it’s also lends itself perfectly to meal prepping.  It’s fast, holds well in the fridge, reheats well, and flexible.  I normally make a double batch so I can use it to create out of this world lunches that we actually want to eat.

While Green Curry is frequently made with  Chicken, honestly it’s completely adaptable to what your family prefers.  It’s one of those recipes that’s easy to Mix and Match ingredients and I often use it at the end of the week with whatever I have on hand that needs to be used up.

  • Chicken (thighs or breasts), Shrimp, Pork, Tofu
  • Green Peppers, Red Peppers, Green Beans
  • Asian Eggplant, Thai eggplant,
  • Carrots, Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash
  • Kale, Bok Choy, Swiss Chard, Spinach
  • Bamboo Shoots, Baby Corn, Water Chestnuts

See, I told you it was flexible.  Just about any vegetable will work, even those slightly past their prime veggies in your fridge will be just fine. Honestly, we all have those nights when that’s all you’ve got, and we can make it delicious!

To make dinner all you have to do is make the Green Curry Sauce,  fry up your protein and vegetables, add the Green Curry sauce and simmer until everything is cooked through.

What to serve with Green Curry

  • Steamed rice, Jasmine is my favourite
  • Rice Noodles; thick ones work best
  • Extra Steamed Veggies for a low carb/no carb option (Broccoli is great)

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A ceramic bowl on a wooden table filled with green curry, red peppers, snow peas, chicken

Thai Green Curry

A 15 minute spicy, coconut cream sauce that's perfect for meal planning. This gets dinner on the table in a hurry and makes the best lunch bowls. Use it with chicken, shrimp, tofu and vegetables of your choice.
5 from 24 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Thai
Servings 4 people


  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp. green curry paste adjust to taste
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 clove fresh garlic minced
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro coarsely chopped


To Make the sauce

  • In a sauce pan over medium heat combine all ingredients, whisk well.  Reduce heat and simmer over low for 15 minutes until slightly thickened.

To Make the meal

  • In a separate pan, cook meat of your choice until nicely browned. Add vegetables and cook until just beginning to soften. Add meat and vegetable mixture to the curry sauce and simmer until tender, 5-10 minutes depending on the vegetable combination you have chosen.


Green curry sauce will keep refrigerated for up to a week. 
Keyword Meal Planning, Thai Green Curry
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