Thai Curry with Tilapia and Veggies

This simpletarian Thai Curry dish with tilapia and vegetables is one of my all time favorites, and it’s very easy to make.  The tilapia can be substituted for shrimp, and other veggies could be used. Personally, I enjoy throwing in some Japanese eggplant, green peas, or snow peas for some extra flavor.   Also, for a complete vegetarian option I commonly replace the tilapia for tofu.

Thai Curry with Tilapia and Veggies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 - 6 servings

Thai Curry with Tilapia and Veggies


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (or any cooking oil)
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 bunch of green beans
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp thai red curry paste
  • 3 tilapia fillets
  • diced cilantro
  • 1 green onion
  • lime
  • pinch of salt


  1. Heat a large pan to medium heat.
  2. Melt coconut oil in the pan, and saute onion until it starts to soften.
  3. Add green beans and cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add carrot and red pepper.
  5. Add curry paste and coconut milk to the pan. Stir until the curry paste is fully dissolved into the coconut milk.
  6. Cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Add fish and cook for 5 to 6 minutes (until done).
  8. Add salt to taste.
  9. Serve on top of your favorite rice, millet, or quinoa.
  10. Garnish with cilantro, green onion, and a wedge of lime.


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13 Responses to Thai Curry with Tilapia and Veggies

  1. Sarah says:


  2. madscar says:

    This is amazing! I love it:)

  3. Rie says:

    I just made this for dinner tonight, so easy and SO delicious. Thank you!

  4. MLR says:

    I am going to make this tonight, but it is very vague on quantity and also cutting and chopping. I am not worried, but an inexperienced cook would not be able to follow this because of the lack of direction and measurements.

    • Simpletarian says:

      Thanks for the feedback MLR. I will update the recipe shortly to provide a bit more guidance. I hope you enjoy.

  5. Debra Rose says:

    This recipe looks absolutely amazing! I’m always looking for new ideas using fish – with the coconut milk, curry and veggies it sounds and looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Is the calorie count per serving available?

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  10. Tiara says:

    Are You supposed to add the fish raw?

    • Simpletarian says:

      Hi Tiara,
      yes – we always add raw fish to our thai curry and cook it for about 3 – 4 minutes on each side, simmering on about medium heat. More time may be needed to cook through the fish depending on it’s thickness. Once the fish starts to flake apart, it is finished. ENJOY.

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