These Quick Curry Noodles are a great introduction to curry flavors for those that have never tried a curry before. If you already love curries, these noodles would be a perfect quick weeknight meal that will be on the table in about 15 minutes!
For the longest time, I was scared of trying curries. It must have been because they seemed so different than other things I ate growing up. My apprehension of trying new foods started at a young age because my family was always fearful of anything but our “norm”.
We ate the Standard American Diet – mostly pasta, a little chicken, lots of processed foods and no veggies because my mom
doesn’t didn’t like them (as you may have read previously). Take-out Chinese food was a stretch for them for a long time.
Luckily I’ve grown out of my fear of trying new foods (and so has most of my family – I’m proud of you mommy!). Since going vegan I have been experimenting with all sorts of ingredients and traveling around the world has opened my eyes to a wide variety of flavors from different cultures.
One of my new obsessions to come out of my vegan diet is curries. After giving one a try I couldn’t believe that I was hesitant to taste them!
I thought I’d do a “pre-curry” dish of quick curry noodles that have the basic flavors of a curry for anyone out there that might be hesitant to try a traditional curry.
The recipe only takes about 15 minutes to make so there’s not a whole lot of prep time and the only new ingredient that you will probably need is a jar of red curry.
I added some steamed broccoli for some fiber and vitamin C. Cashews also add protein as well as healthy fat and magnesium.
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Quick Curry Noodles with Toasted Cashews
- 6 oz gluten-free spaghetti (can sub regular if not gf)
- 1 C chopped broccoli
- .5 C chopped cashews
- Cilantro , chopped
- Cook pasta to package directions.
- Steam broccoli for 3-5 minutes.
- Add all sauce ingredients to saucepan. Bring to a boil then let simmer until pasta is done.
- While pasta and sauce are cooking, heat a pan and toast cashews until toasted 1-2 mins.
- Keep stirring the cashews so they do not burn.
- Add cooked pasta and broccoli to bowls. Top with curry sauce, toasted cashews, and scallions.
Mary Ellen Valverde MS, CNS, LDN is a Licensed Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist who empowers vegans to feel confident creating sustainable habits that align with their values and health goals. She shares easy plant-powered food to nourish your body + satisfy your tastebuds. Mary Ellen’s recipes and nutrition info have been featured on Yahoo News, Parade, VegNews, LIVESTRONG, Dr. Axe, Greatist, LIVEKINDLY, Brit+Co, Well+Good, and more. She lives in NJ with her husband & two sweet shih tzus, Firenze & Sophie.