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5-Minute Green Curry Salad

There’s a battle going on over here.

It’s hot out.

I want to bake and I don’t want to bake. And I want to bake. Wahh.

Then again, do I really want to turn on the oven when we live in a cute little house with no air conditioning?

I have a few really good books that have been collecting dust over in the corner. They’re calling for me and a cold, non-baked glass of strawberry lemonade.

See how nice that would be?

Green curry salad in a wooden bowl with a fork.

But listen - can’t you hear those brownies calling for me? Don’t lie. I know you can.

Time for this curry salad to swoop in and save my from my baking addiction! I adore this salad for three reasons.

  1. It tastes sweet, spicy, and amazing all at the same time.
  2. It takes me 5 minutes to make.
  3. It doesn’t use the oven!

Make it today. And tomorrow. And for the rest of the summer.

And I probably won’t be able to hold off the baking urge much longer, so get your oven mitts ready!

Green curry salad in a wooden bowl with a fork.
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5-Minute Green Curry Salad


This 5-minute green curry salad is perfect for busy weeknights. Made with broccoli slaw, sunflower seeds, and a quick green curry sauce. Easy and healthy.


  • 1 bag preshredded coleslaw (I used the broccoli slaw)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon green curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds or other nuts
  • fresh cilantro


  1. Whisk together the coconut milk, sour cream, sugar, green curry paste, and curry powder.
  2. Put coleslaw and carrots in a large bowl and toss with the sauce mixture. Add raisins, sunflower seeds, and cilantro and stir until well combined.
  3. Refrigerate for an hour, toss again, and serve (or just eat it right away… it still tastes great)!
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: curry salad, broccoli slaw salad, curry slaw salad

Sal-ad! Sal-ad! Sal-ad!

I love you 5-Minute Green Curry Salad!

Do you bake in the summer? And do you have an AC unit to donate to me? I’ll bake you cookies all summer long.

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  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    I made this last night! My grocery store didn’t have green curry paste so I used red and it was just as amazing. Your recipe didn’t say where to add the vinegar but I assumed it was in the sauce mixture so I just added it to that at the beginning before whisking. I also added some tofu! SO GOOD! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Skillful Cook Logo

    I made this today and we loved it. Not hot. I was expecting heat from the curry paste but it was mild and just delicious. Thanks for a great recipe!

  3. Skillful Cook Logo

    Hi Lindsay,
    What kind of vinegar do you recommend and do you whisk it together with
    the coconut milk, sour cream, sugar, green curry paste, and curry powder?
    Thank you!

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      Just plain white distiller vinegar. And I think it would be fine to whisk it all together. 😉

  4. Skillful Cook Logo

    Looks like a yummy salad. I have a family member who is allergic to coconut, what can I substitute for the coconut milk?

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      Maybe some light yogurt? Or for a non-creamy version, you could do a mixture of oil and vinegar.

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    If you bake bread pudding with sauce you can pick up the a/c unit from the garage the next time you visit Indy. Just don’t tell my hubby.