Very green vege curry
SERVES 4 PREP AND COOK TIME 30 MINUTES
¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
1 shallot, sliced thinly
1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
11/2 cups (375ml) almond and coconut milk
11/2 cups (375ml) vegetable stock
1 bunch (175g) broccolini, sliced
1 bunch (170g) asparagus, tips reserved, stems chopped finely
150g green beans, halved
3 cups (100g) shredded curly kale
150g sugar snap peas
11/2 cups fresh Thai basil leaves
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon honey
3 spring onions
2 fresh long green chillies, seeded
1 stalk lemongrass
1/2 bunch fresh coriander
1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 CURRY PASTE Coarsely chop spring onions, chillies, lemongrass and coriander roots and stems (reserve coriander leaves for step 4). Heat a small frying pan over medium heat. Add coriander and cumin seeds; toast for 1 minute or until fragrant. Process all ingredients in a food processor to form a smooth paste. Season.
2 Heat a large wok over high heat. Add oil, shallot and ginger; cook for 2 minutes or until softened. Add curry paste and cook, stirring, for a further 2 minutes or until fragrant.
3 Add almond and coconut milk and stock; bring to the boil. Add broccolini, asparagus stems and green beans; reduce heat to medium and simmer for 3 minutes or until vegetables are almost tender.
4 Add kale, peas, reserved asparagus tips, half the Thai basil, reserved coriander leaves from the curry paste, fish sauce and honey; simmer for a further 3 minutes.
5 Top curry with remaining Thai basil and some toasted flaked coconut and pepitas (pumpkin seed kernels), if you like. Serve with some steamed brown rice, if desired. Curry paste suitable to freeze. Suitable to microwave.
What does it do for me? This plant-based curry is packed with anti-inflammatory compounds to soothe an irritated digestive system. Rich in antioxidants and prebiotics, it supports the health of your gut bacteria in the most delicious way. Key benefits Gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free, paleo.