Thai Green Curried Garbanzo Beans

Thai Green Curried Garbanzo Beans

This colorful, flavorful, and healthy recipe for Thai Green Curried Garbanzo Beans is from Forks Over Knives, where you can find delicious whole-food, plant-based recipes, and tips to help you get started on a WFPB lifestyle. The recipe makes 7 cups. Serve as a main dish anytime you have a craving for Thai curry. You (and your guests) won’t be disappointed when Thai Green Curried Garbanzo Beans is on the table!


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped red sweet pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2-2 cups refrigerated unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Thai green curry paste (start with 2 Tbsp, add more if desire a more intense flavor)
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 2 15-oz cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4-1/2 cup vegetable broth or water for dry saute
  • 2 cups roughly chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • Salt and pepper if desired
  • Optional garnishes: fresh cilantro, lime wedges, sliced green onions, and/or toasted cashews or peanut


In a 6 qt. saucepan, over medium heat, dry saute the onion until light brown, 2-4 minutes, adding broth one tablespoon at a time to prevent burning.  Add sweet pepper and garlic and cook 2-4 minutes more until tender, stirring occasionally and adding a bit more broth if sticking.

Stir in coconut milk (start with 1 1/2 cups, based on how much liquid you want), garbanzo beans, curry paste, and if desired, red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, turn down the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.  Stir in the spinach and cilantro just until spinach has wilted. 

Serve over rice. Top with desired garnish. A squeeze of lime over makes the flavors pop.

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