Vegetables are an important part of our diet because they help support our immune system, protect us against heart disease and provide plenty of nutrients and vitamins which promotes healthy, hydrated skin.
So whether you are vegetarian or you just love eating vegetables, there are plenty of great recipes you can try, from sweet potato curry to five bean chilli. If you love to cook and try out new recipes – maybe you’ve bookmarked dozens of cooking websites so you can quickly find a recipe when you’re taking a break from playing www.foxybingo.com or browsing for your nearest farmer’s market – then you might be interested in trying out a tasty green Thai vegetable curry. This fragrant dish has a creamy coconut sauce and contains three of your five-a-day. It is also healthy and low in fat.
Sweet Potato and Spinach Thai curry
1 large sweet potato
1 bag of spinach
1 can of low fat coconut milk
1 teaspoon of green Thai curry paste
1 red pepper
Fresh basil leaves
A handful of cherry tomatoes
Jasmine rice to serve
1. Begin by par-boiling the sweet potato, then drain and leave to one side. Meanwhile, fry the pepper with a teaspoon of the green curry paste. Add the tomatoes and cook until they are soft and the juices begin to ooze out.
2. Add the coconut milk and mix well until you have a creamy sauce. Add the sweet potato and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.
3. While the curry is simmering, prepare the rice. Add an extra crunch to the rice by adding in some flaked almonds or even some raisins to sweeten it up.
4. Just before serving, add in a couple of handfuls of spinach. Serve with the rice and sprinkle with some finely chopped basil leaves.