Vegan Coconut Quinoa One-Pot
The Easiest Meal for Lazy Days

How amazing are one-pot dishes? Not only does it save you from the tedious task of doing the dishes, but it’s also super easy and can hardly go wrong (except if you fall asleep while cooking. Please don’t do that.)

I love this recipe and make it every week when I’m short on time but craving something comforting and spicy. This recipe uses simple ingredients and is basically “set it and forget it”. It takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish.

It’s especially great if you’re running out of fresh produce and don’t want to make the trip to the supermarket. I often use frozen vegetables for this meal to make it even quicker!

What’s your spiciness tolerance?

I tried this recipe with yellow curry paste instead of red and it ended up being too spicy! So make sure to stick to the yellow paste as it’s a bit milder or check the spiciness before putting all the curry paste in! I haven’t tried it with curry powder instead, but I think it would take from the rich, authentic, Asian taste of this dish.

Healthy Swabs

Feel free to swab the quinoa for millet, couscous or anything else you have in your pantry. Just make sure you adjust the cooking time according to the package.

I tried this recipe with low-fat vegan cream instead of coconut milk and it was also delicious! So if you’re watching your saturated fat intake, that would definitely be an option.

I hope you like this recipe! Let me know if you try it 🙂


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This easy and and quick one pot recipe is perfect for lazy days! It's spicy and super filling.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course dinner, main course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2 people
Calories 580 kcal


  • big pan with lid


  • 0,5 onion
  • 150 g green beans
  • 10 g coriander
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 200 g quinoa
  • 100 g tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 60 g red curry paste
  • 80 g frozen peas
  • 1/2 liter vegetable broth
  • 200 ml coconut milk


  • Peel onions and cut in small cubes.
  • Peel garlic and chop finely.
  • Wash and grate ginger finely.
  • Heat coconut oil in a pan and fry onion, garlic and ginger for 3 minutes. Add curry paste and fry further 2 minutes.
  • Add Quinoa, vegetable broth, tomato puree and coconut milk. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and let it cook for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, wash and cut the ends of the green beans.
  • Wash and cut the zucchini in cubes.
  • Add beans, zucchini and peas to the pot and cook for 5 more minutes, until the vegetables are soft.
  • Wash the coriander, dry it and cut loosely.
  • Pour the curry in bowls and top with coconut milk and coriander. Enjoy!


I like to make this with frozen beans and peas, so it's even quicker! 
Make sure to adjust the curry paste to your liking if you prefer it not too spicy!
Keyword curry, one pot

Hi, I’m Katie.

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I’m a plant-based nutritionist and the founder of vegan tours in Berlin.

I believe that a healthy plant-based lifestyle is achievable for everyone and I’d love to help you make the transition fun and easy!

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