15 Recipes You Can Make With a Tin of Coconut Milk

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Coconut milk is a fantastic pantry ingredient! It’s great for adding to soups, curries and sauces. It’s also a delicious way to add creaminess to vegan recipes.

Coconut milk is one of my favourite things to keep on hand. I always have several tins of the stuff in the cupboard ready to throw into creamy curries and soups.

I prefer to use full fat coconut milk over light because I think it adds more body and creaminess to recipes but if you prefer light coconut milk or it’s the only thing you can get then all of the recipes below will still work really well.

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Coconut Milk Recipes

Potato Curry with Creamy Tomato Sauce

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Potato Curry with Creamy Tomato Sauce
Potato curry is an easy, vegan friendly recipe. This is a quick and healthy Indian inspired curry which is perfect drizzled with a speedy yoghurt sauce.
50 minutes
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Meatball Curry with Creamy Coconut Sauce

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Meatball Curry with Creamy Coconut Sauce
This creamy Thai turkey meatball curry makes such an easy weeknight dinner. Serve with fluffy rice and fresh coriander for a speedy and spicy meal!
45 minutes
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Vegetarian Thai Green Curry

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Vegetarian Thai Green Curry
When you need something healthy and spicy this vegetarian Thai green curry with tofu and broccoli is the perfect thing! Serve with fluffy rice for an easy weeknight dinner.
30 minutes
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Spicy Lentil Soup with Coconut

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Spicy Lentil Soup with Coconut
This spicy lentil soup is my favourite vegan comfort food! It's such a healthy and hearty winter dish made with red lentils, curry powder and coconut milk.
40 minutes
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Peanut Curry with Tofu & Broccoli

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Peanut Curry with Tofu & Broccoli
Vegan peanut curry is made with a mixture of Thai curry paste and coconut milk for a creamy sauce which is perfect with crispy tofu. This peanut butter curry is such an easy dinner!
30 minutes
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Cauliflower Lentil Curry with Spinach

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Cauliflower Lentil Curry with Spinach
This cauliflower lentil curry is an easy vegan dinner recipe. Serve this healthy cauliflower dal topped with spinach cooked with mustard seeds for a quick weeknight meal.
40 minutes
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Coconut Noodle Soup with Mushroom & Edamame

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Coconut Noodle Soup with Mushroom & Edamame
This noodle soup is made with Thai curry paste and coconut milk for a creamy and warming Asian inspired coconut ramen. Leave the egg off to make this coconut curry soup vegan.
20 minutes
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Tofu Curry with Cashew Coconut Sauce

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Tofu Curry with Cashew Coconut Sauce
This creamy vegan tofu curry is an easy and healthy weeknight dinner. It has a rich coconut cashew sauce and extra vegetables like cauliflower and red pepper.
30 minutes
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15 Minute Thai Prawn Curry

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15 Minute Thai Prawn Curry
Thai prawn curry is a quick and easy dinner recipe made with red curry paste, spring onions and red pepper. It's perfect served with rice or over noodles.
15 minutes
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Grilled Halloumi Skewers with Satay Sauce

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Grilled Halloumi Skewers with Satay Sauce
These grilled halloumi skewers with satay sauce and cucumber salad are a light and healthy summer dinner. Serve with rice for the perfect way to enjoy halloumi cheese.
20 minutes
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Chickpea Curry with Coconut Milk

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Chickpea Curry with Coconut Milk
This easy vegan chickpea curry is a healthy dinner which also makes great leftovers for lunches and simple dinners. Serve with a drizzle of coconut milk to make it extra creamy. 
35 minutes
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Thai Fish Cakes with Peanut Sauce

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Thai Fish Cakes with Peanut Sauce
These Thai fish cakes are such an easy dinner! Serve with an incredible peanut dipping sauce and sticky rice and then save the rest for lunch the next day.
15 minutes
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Roasted Red Pepper Soup with White Beans

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Roasted Red Pepper Soup with White Beans
This roasted red pepper soup is rich and comforting thanks to the coconut milk and smoked paprika. It's a delicious winter warmer that's suitable for vegans.
25 minutes
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Creamy Prawn Curry with Potato

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Creamy Prawn Curry with Potato
This simple creamy prawn curry recipe has a rich coconut milk sauce with plenty of spices. It's so quick to make and is perfect served with rice and naan for a weeknight dinner.
25 minutes
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Cashew Nut Curry with Halloumi & Broccoli

Using halloumi in this creamy cashew nut curry makes a tasty change from a traditional curry. Sprinkle with a handful of whole cashews for an extra crunch.

Cashew Nut Curry with Halloumi & Broccoli
Using halloumi in this creamy cashew nut curry makes a tasty change from a traditional curry. Sprinkle with a handful of whole cashews for an extra crunch. 
50 minutes
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Using halloumi in this creamy cashew nut curry makes a tasty change from a traditional curry. Sprinkle with a handful of whole cashews for an extra crunch.

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