SWEET POTATO & GREEN BEAN RED CURRY
with Pineapple SERVES 6. HANDS-ON TIME: 25 MINUTES. TOTAL TIME: 55 MINUTES.
1 tbsp safflower or sunflower oil 3 large shallots, sliced
1½ tbsp Thai red curry paste 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp peeled and minced fresh ginger 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste 1 8-oz can unsweetened pineapple chunks, juice reserved, divided 2½ cups peeled and chopped sweet potatoes (1-inch chunks) 12 oz green beans ¾ cup BPA-free canned full-fat coconut milk 6 tbsp unsalted pumpkin seeds, toasted, for garnish fresh basil or cilantro leaves, for garnish
1. In a medium saucepan on medium, heat oil. Add shallots and sauté for 5 minutes. Add curry paste, garlic, ginger and pepper flakes (if using) and sauté 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add 2½ cups water and reserved pineapple juice. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add 1 cup sweet potatoes and cook 10 to 15 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender.
2. Using an immersion blender, blend mixture in saucepan until smooth (or transfer to an upright blender, blend and return to saucepan). Add remaining 1½ cups sweet potatoes and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in pineapple chunks, green beans and coconut milk; cover and simmer 7 to 10 minutes, or until green beans are crisp-tender. Garnish with pumpkin seeds and basil. Serve over quinoa or brown rice.
PER SERVING (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 230, Total Fat: 12 g, Sat. Fat: 6 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g, Carbs: 28 g, Fiber: 5 g, Sugars: 12 g, Protein: 6 g, Sodium: 127 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg