Spicy Coconut Curry Pasta

Spicy Coconut Curry Pasta
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Spicy Coconut Curry Pasta

Amie Valpone

Spicy Coconut Curry Pasta

This one's got an extra kick to it. I used coconut milk and curry powder for a dairy-free creamy sauce that coats the pasta and then I spiced it on up with a lil' crushed red pepper, sweetened it with grapes and coconut flakes, and topped it off with a bright orange bell pepper.

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Ingredients

  • 1  Pound  gluten-free pasta
  • 1  Teaspoon  extra-virgin olive oil
  • One 15-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1  Teaspoon  curry powder
  • large orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1  Pound  red grapes
  • scallions, sliced thinly
  • 1  Tablespoon  unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1  Teaspoon  crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  sea salt
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
  • 1  Teaspoon  lemon zest, plus more for garnish

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, combine the olive oil, coconut milk, and curry powder in a large pan over medium-low heat. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. Add the cooked pasta and cook for 2 more minutes.

Remove from the heat and transfer to a large serving bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and gently toss to combine. Serve warm. Garnish with additional lemon zest.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
6g
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
47g
36%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
15mg
20%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
46mg
5%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
18µg
5%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
50mg
16%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
161mg
23%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
56mg
4%
Water
77g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Coconut Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Coconut Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.