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Vegan Green Curry with Chickpeas

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Vegan Green Curry with Chickpeas and Mushrooms is a comforting, delicious, one-pan dinner. Serve with rice, plenty of fresh herbs and crunchy cashews for a perfectly balanced meal!


  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, grated (or 1 tbsp finely minced)
  • 3 cups thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 15-oz. cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups thinly sliced baby bok choy (leafy greens and stem)
  • 1 13.5-oz. can full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp low sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (1/2 of a small lime)
  • 3 tbsp Thai green curry paste*
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 tbsp chopped Thai or regular basil 
  • For serving: steamed white or brown rice, fresh cilantro and/or Thai basil, chopped cashews. red pepper flakes


  1. Heat a braiser or large pan to medium and add coconut oil. 
  2. Add diced onion and sauté for 3-5 minutes, stirring often. Add garlic and ginger and continue to sauté for additional 3-5 minutes until fragrant and softened. 
  3. Add mushrooms, stir well and cook for a few minutes. Add chickpeas and bok choy and continue cooking for 5-7 minutes, stirring often. 
  4. Meanwhile, add coconut milk, tamari, lime juice, green curry paste, coconut sugar, cilantro, salt and 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes to a blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth. Taste and  add the remaining red pepper flakes to sauce if desired. Pour into pan and let simmer for 10-15 minutes. 
  5. Add 2 tbsp chopped Thai basil and stir well. Serve over white or brown rice and top with more herbs and chopped cashews. 


*Be sure to read the ingredient list for store-bought Thai green curry paste. It often contains shrimp paste, so look for a vegan brand if you are vegan.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Thai

Keywords: vegan green curry