Coconut Cauliflower Chickpea Curry

My Coconut Cauliflower Chickpea Curry dish is perfect for Fall. This vegetarian dish is light, cozy and packed with a ton of flavor. It’s also really simple to make, which makes it perfect for lunch and weeknight dinners.

The temperatures have officially dropped here in NJ, and I think it’s safe to say that the unseasonably lingering summer weather is officially gone for good. It’s time to officially embrace the Fall season with some soups and stews.

I love this dish because it’s a great way to get a ton of veggies and plant based protein without feeling like you are “eating healthy.” If you prefer to have an animal protein with a meal, you can always add a rotisserie chicken in at the end to keep things relatively simple and light too!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets (3-4 cups)
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced (save some for garnish)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can lite coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste or 2 tablespoons of curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (or cashew butter)1
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 jalapeño pepper if you like heat
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley to garnish
  • Cashews or peanuts to garnish

Directions:

In a large cast iron pot, heat your oil/ghee on medium high heat. Add in the cauliflower, carrots, green onions and peppers. Season with salt and seasonings and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add in garlic and ginger, but be careful not to burn. Add in coconut milk/broth and combine. Stir in chickpeas and cook on low heat for about 10-12 minutes. Next add soy sauce and peanut butter. Before servings add frozen peas (they only need a minute or so).

Ideas:

Serve plain or over quinoa/rice/lentils etc. You can always add a rotisserie chicken if you prefer to have an animal protein with your meal as well!

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Meghan Mosakowski

lifestyle + wellness coach