Paleo Thai Red Coconut Curry (Gluten-Free)
This easy Paleo Thai Red Coconut Curry is a healthy vegetable filled recipe with the most amazing creamy, savory, sweet yet spicy, coconut red curry sauce. This dish is naturally, vegetarian, Paleo, dairy-free, grain-free and gluten-free.
I LOVE Thai red curry. I have loved it since the day I first tried it and I’ve loved it even more since discovering how easily it can be made healthy, dairy-free, and Paleo.
This red coconut curry recipe has become my go-to homemade version of the dish. I tested this recipe several times and even deleted an old recipe so that I would only have the best version on my blog.
My favorite healthy thai red curry recipe
I love this recipe for so many reasons!
For starters, the sauce is so amazing that I could just drink it.
(If you are big on sauces, you should try my Creamy Brussels Sprouts Casserole or my Tastiest Paleo Paprika Garlic Shrimp. Both of those have bomb sauces)
Also, this red coconut curry is very versatile! It’s a vegetarian recipe and can be made with a wide variety of vegetable or it can even be tweaked to add chicken.
Lastly, this recipe is very allergy friendly. There isn’t any dairy or gluten. It’s also nut-free.
Since I have a peanut allergy, I tend to avoid restaurants that use a lot of peanuts in their cooking. And this includes Thai restaurants.
However Thai red coconut curry is naturally peanut-free.
Ingredients needed for this Paleo Thai Red Coconut Curry recipe:
- bell peppers
- red curry paste
- fresh ginger
- coconut cream
- lime juice
- maple syrup
- ground ginger
- coconut aminos
- bamboo shoots
- snap peas
Make sure to use a coconut cream or milk without any preservatives in it! It makes such a big difference in the flavor.
My go-to is canned Savoy coconut cream. It’s the best! Once you try this coconut cream, you’ll have a hard time using anything else.
Also, make sure to use a good quality red curry paste. Thai Kitchen red curry paste is Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-free and non-GMO.
How to make healthy Thai red curry:
It’s actually easier to make this recipe than expected. You only need one pot and you add all the ingredients to the pot at different times.
To start, you cook the garlic and onion until fragrant.
Then, you add the carrots and red pepper to the pan.
After that, you add the curry paste, fresh ginger, and coconut cream.
Then it’s time to season everything! You add the lime juice, maple syrup, honey, water, salt, dried basil, ground ginger, and coconut aminos.
Lastly you add the bamboo shoots, and then let the mixture boil for 10 minutes. Then you add snap peas and boil got another 5-10 minutes.
This recipe is easily customizable to your tastes.
- You can add chicken. You can add it to the sauce or make it on the side and add it to your bowl.
- You can add broccoli and cabbage to the sauce while it is cooking.
- You can make rice on the side and add it to your bowl.
- You can roast potatoes and add it to your bowl.
Is this recipe Vegan?
Is red curry gluten-free?
Is Thai red curry good for you?
How to serve this vegetarian red curry sauce
Now the best part about this red curry sauce is everything that you can soak/ dunk in it. Like veggies!! My absolute favorite veggies to eat with this sauce is broccoli and cabbage. It soaks the sauce so well. NOM.
I’m also a huge fan of eating this coconut curry with cauliflower rice or regular rice.
My husband likes when we add diced grilled chicken and potatoes to the dish. SO I make it differently every time that I do.
Honestly, once you have this red curry sauce done, the sides to this dish are customizable to you.
Other healthy coconut cream sauce recipes you may enjoy:
Dairy-free Pan Seared Salmon in Cream Sauce
Creamy Black Pepper Paleo Mushrooms
Paleo Thai Red Coconut Curry (GF)
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 3/4 cup chopped onion (this was ½ of an onion for me)
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 3 large carrots peeled and sliced
- 2 red bell peppers sliced into thin 2-inch long strips
- 3 Tbs red curry paste ("Thai Kitchen" brand is Paleo, Vegan and Gluten-free)
- 1 Tbs freshly grated ginger
- 1 14 ounce can of coconut cream (without preservatives, Savoy brand is great)
- 2 Tbs lime juice
- 2 Tbs maple syrup
- 1 Tbs honey
- ½ cup water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp dried basil
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- 1 Tbs coconut aminos
- 1 8 ounce can of bamboo shoots
- 1 ½ cups snap peas
- Put 1 tbs olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and chopped onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Lower heat to medium.
- Add the carrots and red pepper to the pan and cook for 5-6 mins.
- Then, add the curry paste and freshly grated ginger to the pan, and mix. Add the coconut cream and mix.
- Next, add the lime juice, maple syrup, honey, water, salt, dried basil, ground ginger, and coconut aminos. Mix. Add the bamboo shoots, and then cook for 10 minutes, letting the mixture bubble.
- Add 1 1/2 cups of snap peas and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
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20 Comments on “Paleo Thai Red Coconut Curry (Gluten-Free)”
Such a delicious meal. Will make over and over.
I’m happy to hear it! I love this one
This was amazing!! I added some chicken to the pan at the beginning with the onion and garlic and it worked out well. So good!
Great idea!! Glad you liked it!
This has to be my absolute FAVOURITE thai curry recipe. I was curious about the sauce ingredients but wow. Super impressed…it’s such an easy recipe.
You can mix and match whatever veg you have on hand.
Yay! Me tooooo! I’ve been making this with chicken recently and doubling the sauce. SO good!
Fantastic recipe! Easy and delicious. Served over cauli-rice and everyone loved it.
Very happy to hear that! I love this one 🙂
I love curry! I have never made this at home before, so thanks for sharing the recipe. Will have to try soon!
This looks absolutely amazing! Super easy to make and great to feed a hungry family any night of the week.. very creative!
What a beautiful dish! I love that you’ve made it paleo. I’ll be giving it a try ASAP!
We also love red curry in our household, but we usually serve it with some sort of beef cut. I bet it’s every bit as good as a vegetarian dish. We’ll definitely have to give this a try!
So glad you got to try a thai red curry! It’s the best right? It’s nice that restaurants are getting better at serving those with food allergies!
I also love red curry! Super happy to see this is an easy to follow recipe that even my wife could follow! Plus I have some fresh peas in the garden right now, so why not use them up eh!
Yum! This thai curry looks like perfection on a plate. LOVE all the veggies that you have in there. Delish!
It’s a perfect day for this bowl. It finally feels like fall over here and with the damp chill in the air I would love to cuddle up with this meal. It sounds absolutely fantastic!
I can’t resist a good red curry. I have yet to make one myself, but it is definitely on my to-do list.
It’s so nice that you’ve been able to enjoy Thai food out, despite your allergies lately! Curry is so tasty, and this one looks great. I use the same red curry paste!
I love good paleo recipes, especially if it curry. So many flavors are packed in one bowl, and colors are fantastic.
I, also, love thai curry… or any curry for that matter! I am going to have to give this recipe a try!