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I had a similar dish at a vegan restaurant downtown and adapted it to my own taste. Feel free to add any of your own steamed veggies! Garnish with additional cilantro, if desired.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
25 mins
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50 mins
1 9x13-inch baking dish


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Place sunflower seeds in a bowl and pour in enough water to cover; soak for about 10 minutes.

  • Mix 1 1/2 cans coconut milk, 1/4 cup curry paste, 1/4 cup cilantro, juice of 1 lime, and 1/2 teaspoon salt together in a saucepan; cook and stir over medium-low heat until curry sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain and mix pasta into curry sauce; cook and stir over low heat.

  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add broccoli, cover, and steam until tender, about 2 minutes. Season broccoli with salt and curry powder and transfer to a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Drain sunflower seeds and place in a blender with remaining coconut cream, remaining curry paste, remaining cilantro, juice of 1 lime, nutritional yeast, and sugar; blend until thick and smooth.

  • Spoon pasta mixture over broccoli. Pour sunflower seed mixture over pasta and stir to coat evenly.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until sauce is bubbling, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use coconut cream instead of coconut milk (I got mine from Trader Joe's.)

I used sunflower seeds soaked for about 10 minutes in water, but you can use cashews or peanuts instead.

You can use any steamed veggies in this. I used a broccoli and cauliflower mix when I made it, but you could do it with kale, too! I just seasoned it with curry powder and salt while I steamed it in the microwave.

Nutrition Facts

653 calories; protein 18.2g; carbohydrates 47.3g; fat 47.3g; sodium 612.9mg. Full Nutrition