Low-calorie Thai green vegetable curry
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips
Low-calorie Thai green vegetable curry is only 215 calories per serving which makes it the perfect recipe if you're watching your diet and are looking to eat healthier. This quick-to-make Thai curry is low in fat and calories but big on taste - a guaranteed vegetarian favourite. It's full of healthy veg which means you'll be getting plenty of your 5-a-day. If you really can't go without meat, then it's a good way to use up any leftover roast chicken - simply shred it and add in at the end until it has reheated. You can also just as easily add prawns if you like. This recipe will be loved by vegetarians and carnivores alike.
- 15ml (1tbsp) oil
- 175g (6oz) shallots, peeled and halved
- 30ml (2tbsp) Thai green curry paste
- 400ml can reduced-fat coconut milk
- 450g (1lb) cauliflower florets
- 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into strips
- 175g (6oz) green beans, halved
- 100g (4oz) baby sweetcorn, halved
- 30ml (2tbsp) soy sauce
- Juice of half a lime
- Fresh coriander, to garnish
If you prefer a spicier flavour, fry a finely chopped red or green chilli with the shallots.
- Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan and fry the shallots for 5 mins. Stir in the curry paste and cook for 1 min then pour in 1 litre (1¾ pt) water and the coconut milk.
- Add the cauliflower and simmer gently for 10 mins then add the pepper, green beans and sweetcorn. Simmer for a further 6-8 mins until all the vegetables are just tender.
- Stir in the soy sauce and lime juice, and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve in bowls garnished with fresh coriander leaves.
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 215(kcal)
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.