Vegan Keto Coconut Curry
Who says vegans can’t go keto?
This satisfying vegan keto coconut curry from Rodale's The Essential Vegan Keto Cookbook is all the proof we need.
Bursting with traditional flavors of scallion, coconut milk and cilantro, the dish is laden with healthy vegetables and tender hunks of tofu. We’ll look the other way if you want to lick the bowl.
¼ cup vegan butter
½ green bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts kept separate
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2½ tablespoons vegan red curry paste
1 medium zucchini, diced
1 medium carrot, diced
1½ cups unsweetened full-fat coconut milk
1 cup vegetable stock
2 tablespoons unflavored vegan protein powder
2 tablespoons natural unsweetened peanut butter
4 drops liquid stevia
1 teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
16 ounces extra-firm tofu, cut into medium dice
1 cup baby spinach
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for serving
4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the bell pepper, scallion whites and garlic; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the curry paste and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
2. Stir in the zucchini, carrot, coconut milk, vegetable stock, protein powder, peanut butter, stevia, salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered until the vegetables are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
3. Add the tofu and simmer for 5 minutes to warm through. Add the spinach and cilantro to wilt. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
4. Divide the curry among four bowls. Drizzle 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil over each portion. Sprinkle with the scallion greens and more cilantro.