Spinach-and-chickpea coconut curry for a quick, easy dinner on Meatless Monday

Categories: Meatless Monday

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​No one's saying you have to go meatless just because it's Monday -- but as incentive to join the growing movement, every week we're offering an animal-free recipe.

There are times when the last thing you want to do after getting home from a long day at work is to make dinner -- especially something even semi-healthy. But if you have coconut milk and curry in your pantry (two staples for any plant-based eater) and some fresh or frozen produce, you can make a curry in about half an hour that's so easy (and tasty) that you'll weep with gratitude.

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You will need:

4-6 cups baby spinach
1 can coconut milk (can be reduced-fat; Thai Kitchen is by far the best brand)
1 can garbanzo beans
1 can diced tomatoes
3-4 cloves garlic
5 whole cloves or a pinch of powdered cloves
2 teaspoons turmeric
1 tablespoon curry powder
1-2 tablespoons tahini
Rice or pita bread to serve

If you'll be enjoying this curry with rice, get that started before you do anything else.

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1. Drain and rinse your garbanzo beans.

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2. Place the beans, the diced tomatoes and the coconut milk (if using full-fat, you'll need a spoon to scoop out the cream) together in a large pot on the stove; start warming them up on medium-high heat.

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3. Press the garlic into the pot.



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6 comments
Jenn the Ripper
Jenn the Ripper

Thank you, Ambs, for your posts every week! You have expanded my vegan horizons, and I share your recipes with everyone I know who is not down with meat-in-mouth.

sanjiya
sanjiya

this was super tasty thank u!! i shared it on my food blog on fb.  i think it could use less diced tomatoes as it was a bit tangy.  but seriously was delicious!!

Stan
Stan

I'm just asking because I really don't know, but why is Thai Kitchen the best brand of coconut milk?  

Amber Taufen
Amber Taufen

Pay special attention tomorrow. The recipe I have planned will blow your mind.

Amber Taufen
Amber Taufen

The others tend to be kind of thin and not as full-bodied. Even the reduced-fat Thai Kitchen version still brings the flavor. As to why that is in terms of production, I couldn't tell you -- I just deal with the results!

Stan
Stan

Tried this the other night.  Delicious!  Thank you for the recipe!

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