Easy Thai Green Curry

Easy Thai Green Curry | Get Inspired Everyday!

Easy Thai Green Curry | Get Inspired Everyday!

Today’s recipe for Thai Green Curry comes to you by reader request. I love getting recipe requests, so if you’d ever like to see something in particular, be sure and let me know!

I already have a recipe for My Favorite Yellow Thai Curry and Easiest Roasted Veggie Thai Curry, (which is a red curry) so it’s only fair to finally have my version of green curry written down as well. Each color of Thai curry has it’s own unique flavors, and I’d encourage you to try all 3 to see which one is your favorite.

Easy Thai Green Curry | Get Inspired Everyday!

Since we both love Thai curry, we make all 3 regularly, but we both lean towards the yellow one most often. However, every spring I find myself making this Green Thai Curry because it pairs so well with spring veggies. Of course you can make it in the winter as well with broccoli or broccolini. But my favorite way to make it is with spring asparagus.

That’s just my preference, (actually our preference because we’re both crazy about asparagus). But really any green veggie of your choice works beautifully here. There’s just something about the flavors of green curry that marry so well with green veggies.

Easy Thai Green Curry | Get Inspired Everyday!

For curries, I like to cut the veggies in such a way as to add texture. So instead of dicing up the onion, I like to cut them into half moon slices. For the carrots and asparagus I like to cut them on the bias because it adds visual interest, but obviously that’s not necessary.

To cut any veggie or fruit on the bias, simply make your cuts with the knife on a 45º angle to your body, as opposed to cutting a straight slice with the knife at a 90º angle to your body.

Easy Thai Green Curry | Get Inspired Everyday!

While the curry simmers you steam a side of rice, and dinner is ready in just 30 minutes, with some time in there to do some cleanup!

Easy Thai Green Curry | Get Inspired Everyday!

Easy Thai Green Curry | Get Inspired Everyday!

We love curry with freshly steamed jasmine rice. But if you don’t eat rice, you can also make cauliflower rice, and some other favorites are spaghetti squash and sweet potato noodles.

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Easy Thai Green Curry | Get Inspired Everyday!

Easy Thai Green Curry


  • Author: Get Inspired Everyday!
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cubed into 1″ pieces
  • 1-2 Tablespoons avocado or olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, 1 pound,
  • 2 cups thinly sliced carrots, about 6 or 12 ounces
  • 2 Tablespoons green curry paste, see notes
  • 1 Tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Teaspoons lime zest, (or 2 lime leaves if you can find them)
  • 2 cans coconut milk
  • 8 ounces asparagus, trimmed and sliced into 1″ pieces, 2 cups
  • 1 Tablespoon fish sauce
  • 4 cups roughly chopped mixed greens, 6 ounces, see notes
  • Sea salt tot taste

Toppings:

  • Lime wedges
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Chopped toasted cashews

Instructions

  1. Prepare the onion by cutting off both ends and peeling away the tough outer layer. Then slice it in half from the top to the bottom. Lay each half flat side down on the cutting board and cut across the rounded top to create 1/4″ half moon slices.
  2. Place a large 12″-15″ skillet over medium high heat. When the pan is hot but not smoking, add 1 tablespoon of the oil along with the cubed chicken. Sauté until browned and just done, then remove the chicken from the pan, and set it aside.
  3. Return the pan to the heat, and add the onions and carrots. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, adding the extra tablespoon of oil if necessary. When the veggies are just beginning to soften, add the curry paste, ginger, garlic, and lime zest. Sauté for about 1 minute, until fragrant, stirring to combine.
  4. Add the coconut milk and bring the curry up to a boil. Then lower the heat to maintain a simmer, and cook until the veggies have softened and the curry has started to thicken, about 10 minutes.
  5. Then add the asparagus and chicken. Simmer for 3-4 minutes until the asparagus has turned bright green, and is crisp tender.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the fish sauce and chopped greens. Let the mixture set for 2-3 minutes stirring occasionally, or until the greens have just wilted.
  7. Season to taste with sea salt, then serve the curry with your choice of toppings.

Notes

For the curry paste, I love the Mae Ploy brand for it’s incredible flavor. It also doesn’t have any additives or food dyes in it. You can see a photo of the brand label in My Favorite Yellow Curry recipe.
I used a mix of baby spinach, beet, and kale greens for the mixed greens called for in this recipe.

 

26 Comments on “Easy Thai Green Curry”

  1. Thai green curry is one of my favorite take-out dishes… I am so excited to try and make it on my own at home! And I love how you add all the mixed greens to really dial up the veggies in this dish! Pinning!

  2. Ok I have never tried curry in my life. And I have no idea why, all the ingredients in this dish are things I love – and this looks so good. The fact that it is packed with veggies is an added bonus too 🙂

  3. This looks absolutely delicious! I love green curry, and I also have all of the Mae Ploy pastes. Your photos are beautiful!

  4. I love Thai curry as well, and this looks so full of flavor! I love that it’s packed with veggies as well.

  5. I confess I have only made curry dishes with the curry combination from India. Can I ask you re the Thai curries.. Do they vary in ‘heat quotient’? I can manage medium heat but have family members who enjoy HOT curry dishes.. This one looks SO good.. I appreciate your feedback. As an herbalist, my meals are filled with flavour and botanicals.. this is right up my alley!

    1. There’s definitely all variations of heat with Thai curries, you can make them as hot or mild as you’d like. The amount of curry paste called for here is on the medium to mild-ish side, but you can always increase the heat by adding more curry paste if you’d like. I hope you enjoy the recipe, and be sure to let me know if you have anymore questions!

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