Recipe: Simple Vegetable Curry

Cauliflower is on sale at the co-op for just $1.99/lb. and local green beans from Glory B Farm is on sale for $3.99/lb. Try both ingredients in this recipe for simple vegetable curry. This fragrant, flavorful curry takes just 25 minutes to make.

1 cup canned coconut milk
4 teaspoons curry powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 large red or green jalapeno, slivered
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
2 cups green beans, trimmed and cut into one-inch pieces
1 pound cauliflower, chopped into florets
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Combine the coconut milk with the curry powder and salt in a large sauté pan and stir to mix. Over medium-high heat, bring mixture to a boil and add the jalapeno, onion, green beans and cauliflower. Stir, then cover the pan and return to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes. Uncover and test the vegetables for doneness; they should be very tender when pierced with a paring knife. Stir in the lemon juice and taste for salt. If desired, simmer longer to thicken the sauce.

Serving Suggestion
Coconut milk is a fantastic simmer sauce—sturdy enough to boil and full of sweet, coconut flavor. Keep a few cans in the pantry and you can always make a delicious, creamy curry dinner in just a few minutes. Add cooked rice from the co-ops’ deli and you’re done!