Vegan Coconut Chickpea Curry


To make this 20-minute vegan curry even faster, buy precut veggies from the salad bar at the grocery store. To make it a full, satisfying dinner, serve over cooked brown rice. When shopping for simmer sauce, look for one with 400 mg of sodium or less and check the ingredient list for cream or fish sauce if you want to keep this vegan. If you like a spicy kick, add a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce at the end.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil or canola oil

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup diced bell pepper

  • 1 medium zucchini, halved and sliced

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1 ½ cups coconut curry simmer sauce (see Tip)

  • ½ cup vegetable broth

  • 4 cups baby spinach

  • 2 cups precooked brown rice, heated according to package instructions


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, pepper and zucchini; cook, stirring often, until the vegetables begin to brown, 5 to 6 minutes.

  2. Add chickpeas, simmer sauce and broth and bring to a simmer, stirring. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the vegetables are tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in spinach just before serving. Serve over rice.


Tip: Look for a prepared curry sauce with 400 mg sodium or less per serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

471 Calories
18g Fat
66g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups curry & 1/2 cup rice
Calories 471
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 12g
Added Sugars 7g 14%
Protein 11g 22%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Vitamin A 5024IU 100%
Vitamin C 79mg 88%
Folate 99mcg 25%
Sodium 576mg 25%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 4mg 23%
Magnesium 120mg 29%
Potassium 489mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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