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Red Lentil Green Curry (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Learn how to make this easy vegan red lentil curry with simple, pantry-friendly ingredients. It's creamy, comforting, and ready in about 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Servings: 4


  • ½ onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 3 ribs of celery sliced
  • 3 tbsp green curry paste*
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 ½ cups red lentils rinsed
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped


  • Add about 2 tbsp of coconut milk to a large pot over medium heat. When the coconut milk starts bubbling, add in onion, ginger, and garlic and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add carrots and celery and cook another 2 minutes.
  • Add curry paste and stir into veggies. Add vegetable broth and coconut milk and bring to a low boil. Add lentils, stir, and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer 15-20 minutes, until lentils are soft.
  • Add spinach and stir into curry. Cover and let the spinach wilt for a minute. Turn off heat and stir in cilantro. Taste and add salt or soy sauce to taste.
  • Serve warm over rice, noodles, or with bread!


*Some curry pastes contain fish, so make sure to check the ingredients before purchasing.