Vegan curry paste is a staple in any vegan pantry. Contrary to popular belief, it can be used for more things than just making curry! It’s a versatile ingredient that can also make pasta sauces, soups, tacos, and a lot more. It’s simple to add to a wide variety of dishes and it’s packed full of flavor so you don’t need to buy loads of other ingredients. Here are 7 of the top uses for vegan curry paste to give you some inspiration.
Add it to your favorite pasta dish
Pasta is typically paired with a rich sauce and this is why vegan curry paste is such a great addition to any pasta dish. You can use it to add a lot of flavor to your next pasta sauce and it can also thicken up the sauce to make it a lot more rich and tasty. All you have to do is just saute the vegan curry paste into your pasta dish. Or if you are making a tomato sauce, why not add some curry paste?
Make a vegan soup
Vegan curry paste is essentially a flavor bomb of spices, making it the perfect addition to any soup. You can add it to a premade soup that you have or roast butternut squash with the vegan curry paste and puree it into a soup. The soup options are endless!
Make vegan tacos
Taco fillings are typically cooked with spices to add a unique flavor to the entire package. To make things a bit easier, stir in a bit of vegan curry paste when frying up your taco fillings to give everything a deeper flavor.
Add it to your favorite vegetable stir-fry or salad
Instead of buying a pre-made stir fry sauce, why not add a spoon of vegan curry paste instead? We suggest just adding the vegan curry paste into the pan with your vegetables from the start so your vegetables really absorb the flavors!
You can also use it to make an Asian-inspired salad dressing. Simply mix a tablespoon of vegan curry paste with 2 tablespoons of lime or lemon juice and a tablespoon of sesame oil. Mix well and then drizzle over your salad.
Make a coconut curry sauce
The most common use of vegan curry paste is to mix it with coconut milk to make a sauce. Curry is extremely versatile and you can generally add any vegetables and proteins that you want. To throw out a few ideas, tofu or tempeh are great with vegan curry paste! Then, serve it over your choice of grain – rice, quinoa, couscous.
Use it for breakfast with toast and tofu scramble
Tofu scramble is a great vegan breakfast item, but it can lack flavor if you’re not used to cooking with tofu. Stir in a bit of vegan curry paste as you fry up the tofu and it’ll uplift the dish and add plenty of flavors. Adjust the seasoning with some salt and pepper and you have a delicious breakfast you can serve over toast.
Spice up your mashed potatoes with curry paste
Add a bit of curry paste before you mash your potatoes and you’ll take them up a notch. It adds plenty of spice and flavor to your potatoes and adds a beautiful color that makes them more appetizing.
If you want to keep your potatoes plain, you can make a vegan gravy with the curry paste!
Vegan curry paste is extremely versatile and can be used in loads of different recipes. Just remember that it’s a collection of spices and aromatics, making it a great addition to almost any meal that needs a bit more depth and complexity.