Chickpea and Spinach Thai Green Curry {quick & easy vegan recipe} - food to glow (2024)

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This flavourful chickpea and spinach Thai green curry, inspired by the UK’s love of curries, is quick, nutritious and easy to make thanks to the addition of frozen Birds Eye Chickpea and Spinach Mix with lentils and cauliflower. This is a sponsored post.

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Like many of you, I love a curry. The weekend is not complete without either going to our favourite curry house or having my resident curry king get all fancy in the kitchen.

Malaysian and Thai curries are our current crushes. A rich bowl of saucy, spicy vegetables soaked up by a flaky roti or fluffy rice is my idea of bliss. Utterly irresistible. Perfect autumn comfort food, too.

However, now that it is full-on dark by 5 pm, I am increasingly reluctant to leave the house for dinner. As a certified morning person, once darkness falls so does any ambition to leave my candle-lit cave. So, homemade curry it is.

At the weekend, Andrew needs little convincing to haul out the blender, gather a counter’s worth of vegetables, and simmer some pulses to make a restaurant-worthy feast. It can take him all day, and all the pans, knives and cutting boards. But it is worth it. Not only for using just what we want, but to enjoy the result in our pyjamas.

Chickpea and Spinach Thai Green Curry {quick & easy vegan recipe} - food to glow (2)Weekdays are a different story. I still want to put on my jammies as soon as the sun sets, but we are often just in the door and wanting something quick to eat. If it can be nourishing, quick and a bit spicy, all the better.

There are a number of things I always have in the kitchen. Top of the list: coconut milk (tinned and dried), limes, various spice pastes and mixes, and a stockpile of frozen vegetables. This puts me just 15 minutes or so away from sitting down to a deeply flavourful and healthy curry.

Chickpea and Spinach Thai Green Curry {quick & easy vegan recipe} - food to glow (3)Why frozen?

As a cancer health educator I am all about teaching others how to eat more nutritiously and colourfully. Being a vegetable “cheerleader” is a big part of my job. I unreservedly include quality frozen vegetables on my team. This is why:

1) Frozen vegetables often contain as many nutrients as, if not more than, fresh. Fresh can often be flown around the globe before they get to us, or sat around either until they come to the shop, or once they reach your home. Fresh of course is fabulous, but sometimes it is hard for it to stay fresh and therefore as good for us.

2) Bags of frozen vegetables make eating healthy incredibly convenient and achievable, even when time is against you. When creativity or hunger strikes, you can just reach into the freezer rather than grab your car keys – or the takeaway menus.

3) Frozen is often much less wasteful than fresh. You use just what you need and store the rest for later.

4) You can enjoy non-seasonal frozen vegetables at any time of the year. Asparagus in December? Definitely frozen over fresh.

5) Frozen pulses are hugely convenient too, especially when mixed with just the right vegetables

As the leading UK frozen food brand, Birds Eye has made our weekday – and weekend – cooking that much easier and more nutritious. With their pre-mixed bags of pulses and vegetables you get top quality Birds Eye goodness to use in creating quick, delicious and – important to all of us – healthy meals. Inspired by not only the Food To Glow household’s love for a Thai green curry, but the UK’s apparent overwhelming love for it, I’ve created this easy, vegan curry using the convenient Birds Eye Pulses Chickpea and Spinach Mix. And it couldn’t be easier.

Chickpea and Spinach Thai Green Curry {quick & easy vegan recipe} - food to glow (4)How to make this Easy Thai Green Curry

My recipe is for four servings, but you can halve the recipe or take the rest for an enviable office lunch.

All you do is:

Use one whole 450 gram pack as the base – it contains not only chickpeas and spinach, but also lentils and cauliflower.

Add the pack’s contents to quickly sauteed spring onions (they cook quicker than regular onions), carrots, turmeric, black pepper and some best quality Thai green curry paste. Pour in a can of full-fat coconut milk and some vegetable stock and let it all simmer for 15 minutes. No need to worry about what protein to add as it is all in the Birds Eye Pulse Mix.

If you fancy you can also add the following towards the end of cooking time – mangetout/snow peas, baby sweetcorn, baby button mushrooms, sliced red pepper. But honestly, you really don’t need to.

Serve with a spritz of lime juice and some fluffy rice. That’s it!

In addition to the Chickpea and Spinach Pulse Mix, the Birds Eye Pulses range also includes Italian 3 Bean and Mexican Bean. All packs are priced at RRP £2 and available at larger Tesco and Asda stores, and Ocado.

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Chickpea and Spinach Thai Green Curry

This weekday vegan Thai green curry takes advantage of the goodness and convenience of Birds Eye Pulses. Fibre-rich, nutritious and utterly delicious.

CourseMain Course


Keywordfrozen vegetables, quick and easy, Thai green curry, vegan

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 25 minutes

Servings 4 people

Calories 344 kcal

Author kellie anderson


  • 2tspcoconut oil
  • 2clovesgarlic, minced
  • 1tspground turmeric
  • 1/2tspblack pepper
  • 3spring onions/scallionschopped
  • 2-3tbspThai green curry paste
  • 2mediumcarrots, sliced
  • 450g packageBirds Eye Chickpea & Spinach Mix
  • 2lime leavesfresh or frozen; optional
  • 400mlcoconut milk
  • 200mlvegetable stock
  • 90gbaby sweetcornhalved lengthways or sliced
  • 90gmangetout/snowpeas
  • 90gbaby button mushroomshalved or quartered
  • 1/2lime, juicedto serve
  • leaf coriander/cilantroleaf coriander/cilantroto serve
  • boiled or steamed riceto serve

Metric - US Customary


  1. Heat the oil in a wide pan and add the garlic, turmeric, black pepper, spring onions and curry paste. Cook for two minutes before adding the carrots, Birds Eye Chickpea & Spinach Mix, lime leaves, coconut milk and stock. Bring to the boil then turn down, cover with a lid, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked through.

  2. Add in the sweetcorn, mangetout and baby button mushrooms and simmer for three minutes. Add the lime juice. Taste and adjust if liked - perhaps a little brown sugar or soy/fish sauce to balance the flavours. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve immediately with hot steamed or boiled rice.

Recipe Notes

Make this even easier by using frozen garlic and carrots.

Nutrition Facts

Chickpea and Spinach Thai Green Curry

Amount Per Serving (4 g)

Calories 344Calories from Fat 225

% Daily Value*

Fat 25g38%

Saturated Fat 18g113%

Sodium 238mg10%

Potassium 508mg15%

Carbohydrates 22g7%

Fiber 8g33%

Sugar 5g6%

Protein 10g20%

Calcium 57mg6%

Vitamin C 21.9mg27%

Vitamin A 6775IU136%

Iron 4.4mg24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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