Immune Supporting Butternut Squash and Chickpea Thai Massaman Curry

Immune Supporting Butternut Squash and Chickpea Thai Massaman Curry

This year, it's incredibly important to do everything you can to maintain a healthy immune system during the winter months. Some of the most important nutrients right now are vitamins A, C and E. This winter warming Thai curry combines butternut squash, which provides beta carotene that converts to vitamin A in the body, coconut milk which is a source of vitamin E and lime wedges which provide much needed vitamin C. The recipe also uses ingredients that support optimal gut health; onions and chickpeas are both prebiotics whilst fish sauce and soy sauce, which are fermented foods, provide positive bacteria to help maintain a balanced microbiome, an important part of your immune system.


Here the ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 250g chopped butternut squash (fresh or frozen)
  • 50g Thai massaman curry paste
  • ½ x 400g tin chickpeas
  • 200ml coconut milk from a tin
  • ¼ tsp fish sauce
  • ½ tsp soy sauce
  • To Serve:
    • Lime wedges
    • Fresh Mint


  • Heat the oil in a pan with a lid
  • Add the onions and sauté until soft
  • Add all other ingredients and stir then bring to a simmer and pop the lid on
  • Cook until the butternut squash is soft and cooked through
  • Serve with lime wedges and fresh mint

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