Our family’s easy, quick, and one pot curry dish, made with simple ingredients like cauliflower, chickpeas, coconut milk, spinach, and ginger. This curry saves well for leftovers, so it’s meal prep friendly, too!
Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry with Spinach
Honestly, the main reason i’m sharing this recipe is because every time I make it on Instagram stories, everyone asks for it – so now, here it is, and I can finally link to it! I hate making something without having a recipe to direct you all to, because I know it’s frustrating when you see something you want and you can’t have it (like, when fashion bloggers show off a pair of shoes and then link to ‘something similar’ because it’s out of stock or a few seasons ago – kills me!)
Since I started eating mostly plant based back in September, I’ve been incorporating curries into our weeknight meal rotation. Curries are easy to make and clean up (mine are all one pot!), flavorful, and a simple way to pack in protein and vegetables. Most of my curries use a hearty vegetable like cauliflower and a legume like a chickpea or lentil. Other than that, the flavors vary – either a Thai curry (using curry paste) or a more Indian inspired curry (with spices like curry powder and cumin). The common thread? Coconut milk!
This is my go-to weeknight curry, but I recently made it with red lentils, and that recipe will be coming soon, too. I love to serve my curries with bread, rice, or quinoa, but it’s enjoyable just as is, also! For those of you who can’t believe a vegetarian diet can be filling and satisfying, start adding a curry into your weeknight rotation and you’ll see.
The best part? This curry (and curries in general) save well as leftovers – just heat it back up in a skillet or the microwave. I like to season with a little something extra when I’m reheating, whether that’s a sprinkle of salt, dash of red pepper flakes, or maybe even some vegetable broth to add back in some moisture.
And if you’re looking for a variation here, switch out the spinach for kale and add in some sweet potatoes or tofu!