Green Curry Paste

This is a fairly mild curry paste. If you prefer a hotter paste, use serrano chilies instead of jalapeños.

Makes: nullHands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: null


  • 2 stalks lemongrass
  • 1 piece (2 inches) ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 small jalapeño peppers, seeded
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tsp. grated lime zest
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. peanut oil


  • Remove the bottom 3 inches from the lemongrass and the dried fibrous tops. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Add to a food processor with the ginger, cilantro, peppers, onion, garlic, and lime zest. Pulse for several minutes until it is a smooth paste.
  • Add the coriander, cumin, honey, soy sauce, and oil and pulse until it is combined.
  • Place a skillet over medium heat. Add the curry paste, spreading it out evenly. Cook for 7 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the pepper smell is overpowering.
  • Once the paste is ready, remove from the skillet. Store refrigerated for 2 weeks or frozen for up to 6 months.