Satay sweet potato curry is a fusion of red curry paste, peanut butter, and coconut milk that transforms sweet potatoes and spinach into a mouthwatering plant-based delight.
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
- 1- inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced (1 Tbsp.)
- 1 red chili (you can also use a jalapeno), diced. Remove the seeds if desired
- 3 Tbsp. Thai red curry paste
- 2 Tbsp. peanut butter
- 1 cup of vegetable broth or water
- 15 oz. (400 ml.) can of coconut milk
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 6 packed cups spinach (5 cups chopped) (8 oz./200 gm. bag)
- 1 fresh lime, juiced (1 more for garnish if desired)
- ¼ cup chopped peanuts (optional)
- Cooked rice or rice noodles to serve
- In a small bowl, whisk together the Thai red curry paste, peanut butter, and vegetable broth or water. Set aside.
- Heat a medium pot over medium heat and then sauté the onions for 5 minutes until they start to soften.
- Add the garlic, ginger, and diced red chili. Stir for about 30 seconds to combine.
- Add the curry paste mixture and stir to release any onion stuck to the bottom of the pan.
- Add the coconut milk and sweet potatoes and bring the pot to a rolling simmer. Cover and simmer the potatoes until they are tender (about 20 minutes).
- When the potatoes are tender, mix in the spinach, and lime juice. Cook the spinach for about 5 minutes to let it wilt.
- Garnish with lime wedges and/or chopped peanuts.
- Serve with rice or rice noodles.
- The nutritional information below does not include rice.
- Read the labels before buying curry paste. It can be made with shrimp paste or contain added oil.
- You can substitute coconut milk for 1 ½ cups of plant milk. This will cut the fat. If you want a coconut flavor, consider using coconut water plus a veggie stock cube to make the satay sauce. You can also flavor the plant milk with a few drops of coconut extract.
- The cooking time for the sweet potatoes depends on how big the cubes are. Estimate about 20 minutes.
- For a thicker curry, you can mash a few of the sweet potatoes with the back of a spoon once they are soft.
- You can substitute kale for the spinach. Allow about 10 minutes for it to soften.
- Category: Main Courses
- Cuisine: Thai
Keywords: satay sweet potato curry