A beautifully aromatic skinny Thai Green Curry Paste made without oil.  Only 136 calories in the whole jar (syn-free on Slimming World extra easy).

Slimming World Thai Green Curry Paste in a jar

A really quick and super easy recipe for you today.

You might know that I absolutely adore Thai food – be it Thai Sweet Potato Skins, Thai fishcakes, Thai chicken or this Thai Prawn Salad.  One of my absolute favourites is a simple Thai green curry though.

Although I often make sauces from scratch, Thai green curry paste is something I generally buy.  They vary quite a lot in heat, flavour and calories – but my favourite is the Thai Taste one.  It’s really tasty, but mild enough for my kids to enjoy too.  Unfortunately, even though it’s one of the healthier brands, it still isn’t quite Syn-Free on my Slimming World plan.

I knew I could make it less calorific, so I set to work figuring out a recipe that would taste just as good but with minimal effort.

Process of making Thai Green Curry Paste in a blender

A bit of experimentation, lots of green chillies and coriander later, and I had my finished product.

The result?

Bowl with rice and Thai Green Curry with sliced chillis

Delicious!! Clean plates all round.

jar full of Thai Green Curry Paste

Check out my post on Wednesday to see how I used it to make that yummy Thai chicken curry.

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5 from 3 votes

Skinny Thai Green Curry Paste

An easy oil-free Thai Green Curry Paste mix. Bags of flavour with less than 23 calories per portion (syn free on Slimming World Extra Easy)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 x 25cl Jar (enough for 6 servings)
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Thai


  • 3-6 medium heat green Chillies depending on how hot you like it
  • 6 green spring onions/scallions
  • 1 small bunch coriander
  • 2 roughly chopped lemon grass stalks – outer leaves removed
  • 1 thumb-sized chunk of ginger peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 6 Kaffir lime leaves
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • ½ tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp shrimp paste usually gluten free, but check if required


  • Place all of the ingredients in a mini food processor.
    3-6 medium heat green Chillies, 6 green spring onions/scallions, 1 small bunch coriander, 2 roughly chopped lemon grass stalks – outer leaves removed, 1 thumb-sized chunk of ginger, 4 cloves Garlic, 2 tsp fish sauce, 6 Kaffir lime leaves, zest and juice of 1 lime, 1/2 tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper, 1 tbsp ground coriander, ½ tbsp cumin, 1 tsp shrimp paste
  • Blend until desired consistency is reached. (Blend until finely-chopped for a curry that will be lighter green with flecks of coriander in or blend until a smooth paste forms if you don't want the speck of coriander).


Will keep in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to 1 week.


Serving: 307g | Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.4g | Protein: 5.3g | Fat: 1.1g | Sodium: 2740mg | Potassium: 606mg | Fiber: 5.4g | Sugar: 6.9g | Vitamin A: 1300IU | Vitamin C: 58.6mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 5.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. I’ve tried your Thai green curry recipe but with store bought curry paste and it is delicious, I was wondering do you absolutely have to use the shrimp paste and can this paste be frozen?!

    1. 5 stars
      This curry paste is the bomb! The store bought pastes don’t taste right. This is so delicious and also freezes really well.
      We go a bit lighter on the green chilies so the kids can eat it too.

  2. Can’t wait to try this! Your green curry recipe calls for 4 servings of your homemade green curry paste. How much is a serving?

  3. My family is obsessed with this recipe. It is the only thing I make that they all enjoy. When I make it I like to add more veggies. I add in bell peppers and mushrooms. It still works great and feeds more!

  4. This sounds great as I love Thai curry – can I check what you mean by dried coriander? do you mean leaves or seeds? thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    Didn’t even realise it was this easy to make my own Thai green curry paste. I added an extra green chilli for bigger kick. It was great!

    1. Thanks Alex! The salad onions are scallions (or spring onions). I usually remember to write that in the recipe, but completely forgot this time. I’ve update it now, so thanks for pointing it out for me 🙂

  6. Sounds good to me! I’ll have to try this soon. I love curry paste and this sounds like a great list of ingredients for one. Thanks for sharing!

      1. Can you freeze the paste, I love the recipe but struggle to find fresh lemon grass so I would love to make a big batch when I do find some locally.