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Saucy Coconut Curry with Rice Noodles and Garden Vegetables. Best summer curry EVER. Make this curry with whatever you have on hand, I used a mix of sweet corn and zucchini, coconut milk, and rice noodles. Then add some heat with curry paste, and balance it all out with a squeeze of lime. Best part…all you need for this recipe are pantry ingredients and 30 minutes. Yes please!

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Noodles need to be extra saucy…they do. Especially noodles in a curry based sauce, because oh my gosh, so much flavor. Do you agree?! Please tell me you do because I am so excited to share today’s recipe with you guys.

It’s become a GO-TO. It’s quick, easy, delicious, almost vegan, and also happens to be healthy. Cool. Cool.

It’s been a while since I did a good curry, so I decided make a summer curry inspired by two things, the ingredients growing in gardens (or found at the market) and the ingredients hidden deep within my pantry. If you’ve been reading for any amount of time, you know I love two things, fresh vegetables and a well stocked pantry. So this recipe is right up my alley.

Saucy Coconut Summer Curry with Rice Noodles and Garden Vegetables in pot

Growing up, my mom always made a very serious effort to have the most well-stocked pantry around. She’d have back-ups for her back-ups and never run out of anything. It was impressive, and her well-stocked pantry rubbed off on me. I too try to keep my pantry loaded, and be sure to have back-ups for my back-ups. I’m not as good as she was, but I try.

Side Note: my mom was very strict about never letting her chocolate chip stash go lower than four bags. When it hit four bags, she’d run to Sam’s Club to restock. The woman had her priorities in order guys. She is good!

Anyway, I always find it nice to make a pantry recipe come Thursday or Friday when my groceries for the week are dwindling down and I don’t have a lot of fresh groceries to use up.

In comes this curry.

It uses a mix of pantry staples, along with produce you may have growing in your garden or just on hand from a recent trip to the market. Either way, it’s easy, delicious, and something a little different from just another grilled corn and zucchini recipe.

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Here are the details.

Start with your noodles. I love using the super thin vermicelli rice noodles, but any rice noodle or noodle that you have on hand will be great. Just be sure to find a noodle you love and something that will hold up well in a good amount of curry sauce.

OK. So for the curry, you’ll need three key ingredients: veggies, curry paste, and coconut milk.

For the veggies, you can use whatever you have on hand, bell peppers, eggplant, corn, zucchini, they all work, so use what you love or what you have. You’ll cook up the veggies, then add the curry paste, coconut milk, and a dash of fish sauce (omit if you’re vegan, if you’re not vegan, TRY IT, it’s the best – promise). Simmer everything for a minute or two and done.

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It’s really quick and easy, but also so incredibly flavorful.

I love a spicy red Thai curry paste (my favorite is Thai Kitchen) and full fat canned coconut milk. The curry paste and coconut milk are key to this recipe. They are the flavor and the creaminess to the curry, so don’t skimp on them!

As soon as the curry is done, I spoon it overtop the noodles and EAT. It’s important to eat the curry as soon as you put it over the noodles or the noodles will soak up all that amazing sauce. Still good, but soggy noodles aren’t my favorite. So just keep the noodles separate until you’re ready to eat!

Finish with some spicy chili peppers and green onions and done. Dinner in just about thirty minutes and made using pantry staples and fresh produce.

Kind of love it. Hope you do too!

Saucy Coconut Curry with Rice Noodles and Garden Vegetables with chopsticks pulling up noodles

If you make this saucy coconut curry, please be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you. Oh, and of course, if you do make this curry, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram so I can see! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

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Saucy Coconut Curry with Rice Noodles and Garden Vegetables

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 4

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  • 8 ounces rice noodles
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 zucchini, or summer squash, diced
  • 2 ears sweet corn kernels, removed from the cob
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2-3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • 1 14 ounce can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (soy sauce for vegan option)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • juice and zest from 1/2 a lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro OR basil, roughly chopped (use you personal favorite)
  • sliced jalapeño pepper and green onions, for serving


  • 1. Cook rice noodles according to packaged directions. 
    2. Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the onion and cook 5 minutes or until fragrant. Add the zucchini, corn, garlic, and ginger. Cook the veggies another 5 minutes or until they just begin to soften.
    3. Stir in the curry paste and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
    4. Add the coconut milk, 1/3-1/2 cup water, fish sauce, and honey. Stir to combine, bring the mixture to a boil, cook 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly. If the sauce thickens too much, add additional water to thin. Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice and zest, cilantro, and basil.
    5. To serve, divide the noodle among bowls and spoon the curry overtop. Top with peppers and green onions. Enjoy!
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    1. Hi Allie! I am really sorry to hear that. Is there anything that went wrong with the recipe? Or anything I can help with? Please let me know! Otherwise, I hope you love other recipes of mine! xTieghan

  1. would LOVE to know where those noodles are from .they aren’t the same as the link. your noodles are skinny whereas the link takes one to pad thai noodles. would love to know the brand pleas. thank you.

    1. Hi Shagun! Either would work great, but I would suggest some maifun noodles! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  2. We just made this tonight and it was AMAZING. My husband literally just asked why no other recipes we find turn out as amazing as the ones on your site…and I completely agree 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Wow. One of my favourite dishes. The choice of rice noodles really makes this dish amazing. I opted to use peanuts on top. Added some different texture to the dish. Going to for sure make this meal again. I may try to add some heat next time. Thumbs up. If you love curry, this recipe is a must try!!

  4. This is one of my go to recipes if it has to be quick and healthy. I made this recipe so many times and bring it up whenever I’m cooking with friends. My family approves it too, they keep asking me to make it again. It’s super fresh and a great mix of sweet and spicy! 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing even my toddler kept on asking for more! Love all these immune boosting ingredients! Thank you for the recipes! 🧡

  6. 5 stars
    I have made this multiple times and LOVE it so so much! I throw any veggies I have in my drawer in as well as cubed chicken and it always turns out amazing!! I want a bit more sauce when I make it for a friend this weekend, would you recommend doubling the liquid ingredients only? Do you think the veggies play a huge role in flavor? Thank you for all your delicious recipes!!

    1. Hey Terran,
      I think doubling the sauce would work well for this dish. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  7. I made this tonight and it was amazing! My sauce was a bit creamier than pictured but it was so delicious. I only added 2tablespoons of curry paste and will up it to 3 next time for more flavor. My picky 1.5year old loved it, we added shrimp since it is her favorite and she gobbled it up.

  8. 5 stars
    You’re absolutely right This is a terrific summer curry. So flavorful and hearty.I used both basil and cilantro. Really easy to make and so worth it.
    Loved it!

  9. TIEGHAN!!!!!! You really weren’t messing around with this!!!
    I just made it, with the ingredients I could find here in Europe (so a different curry paste, unfortunately). I doubled the recipe and added some stray veggies from my fridge (2 kinds of mushroom, a brocolli stalk) and used canned corn because it’s damn near impossible to get fresh corn (on the cob) around here.
    THIS IS SOOOOOOO GOOD!!! I did like mine better without the honey and lime, but that’s probably due to that differen curry paste.
    I have been following your blog for many years now and you never disappoint but this truly is some next level stuff! And I LOOOOOOVE that it’s gluten free so I didn’t have to come up with my own substitutes.

    For anyone in doubt: MAKE THIS. You’ll be blown away by the complex yet clean flavors.

  10. I just made this last night… so delicious and SO easy! My 9yo son loved it. I think next time I’ll double the sauce! It was delicious!

  11. 4 stars
    This came out great! I used summer squash, asparagus and sweet potato. I couldn’t find a rice noodle I liked so I went with spinach spaghetti instead. I love how you can truly use what you have on hand. It kept for a couple days. I separated in bowls and added a smidge of water before reheating. 👍❤️

  12. Hi i was just wondering where the Nutritional information was on this page? i saw that it says its only guide, but i can not find the figures 🙂

  13. I made this for dinner tonight added red bell pepper and green beans as well! Perfect for a hot summer day and so easy!