Add chicken, tofu, shrimp or enjoy on their own. Whatever you decide, these avocado green curry noodles are the perfect creamy and spicy dish.
While there are few things better than perfectly ripe and in season avocado drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt, or smashed on toast made from really good sourdough, I do love to get creative with avocados and take advantage of their creamy texture by blending them into sauces (like an avocado hollandaise), puddings (like this chocolate mousse), and dressings (like this vegan avocado fajita dressing). For this green curry sauce, I used avocado as a base instead of coconut. So if you’re one of those (weird) people who doesn’t like coconut but loves the idea of curry, this is the recipe for you. If you do love the taste of coconut, feel free to throw a few tablespoons of coconut cream into the mix!
To keep with the green theme, I stir fried green peppers and zoodles before tossing with rice noodles and the avocado curry sauce. I love zoodles, but only tossed with actual noodles. Rachael without carbs —> scary hangry situation.
I used a green curry paste from Thai Kitchen. I also keep their red curry paste on hand for quick curries. If you feel like gettin’ fancy, feel free to make your own. This easy one from Minimalist Baker looks pretty good.
I would add some fried/baked tofu cubes, chicken or shrimp for protein.
Avocado Green Curry NoodlesRachael Hartley
- 1 avocado
- 1/4 cup green curry paste
- 1/4-1/3 cup vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 4 ounces brown rice noodles
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 yellow onion thinly sliced
- 1 green pepper stemmed, seeded and thinly sliced
- 2 medium zucchini spiralized
- Fresh basil or basil microgreens for serving
- Crushed red pepper flakes sriracha and lime wedges, for serving
- First, make the avocado sauce. Blend all the sauce ingredients in a food processor until creamy, scraping down the sides as needed. Season with salt and black pepper.
- Bring large pot of water to a boil and cook rice noodles according to package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water, and set aside until ready to use.
- Heat coconut oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions and peppers and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Add zoodles and saute until zoodles are crisp tender. Season with salt to taste.
- Add noodles to the skillet with the vegetables. Add sauce and toss to combine. Serve garnished with basil, sriracha, crushed red pepper flakes and lime wedges.
Hi there! I'm Rachael Hartley, a dietitian, food blogger, whole food lover and avocado enthusiast. My mission is to help you rediscover the joy of eating. I believe living a healthy, fulfilled life should be fun, simple and most of all, delicious!