Coconut recipes to inspire you to try the ingredient of the moment in all its forms, whether it's cooking with coconut oil, using coconut milk in a light and fragrant curry recipe, using fresh coconut in a tropical fruit salad or baking with dessicated coconut.
Coconut is the newest superfood and the go to ingredient for nutritionists and healthy eating bloggers including Deliciously Ella and Hemsley + Hemsley. It’s becoming more readily available at supermarkets in all its different forms, so you won’t have to work hard to track down the key ingredients.
Our pick of coconut recipes include main meals such as a black bean, sweet potato and coconut bowl, duck curry or seafood laksa, which are so easy to make but help bring new and interesting flavours to the dinner table. Try sides like gorgeous coconut rice to coconut king prawns for a pick and mix dinner party that works like an up-to-date take on tapas. Or go for allergy friendly desserts such as berry iced yogurt or coconut sorbet, which replace dairy with coconut to make a dessert that everyone can enjoy. You can even make breakfast more interesting with oat-free paleo porridge, which makes a super healthy start to the day that will inspire you to eat healthier all day long.
Why is coconut good for you? There’s good reason for the hype. It’s said to boost your metabolism and helps to protect your immune system, releasing energy slowly so you can avoid those highs and lows that lead to cravings. So why not see what all the fuss is about? Coconut water is the fastest-growing soft drink in the UK market, much loved for its super hydrating qualities and nutritional benefits. Coconut cream and coconut yoghurt join coconut milk as a delicious dairy free alternative to dairy products, which make great substitute if you are vegan or trying to go dairy free or cut back on dairy.
Delicious Coconut recipes
A healthy and warming creamy pumpkin vegetarian soup, with chilli to give it a little extra kick in flavour
Clementine and coconut cream sorbet is incredibly simple to make with just two ingredients, yet gorgeously cleansing and refreshing. It looks stunning served in a glass at a dinner party
Coconut sorbet is a smart dessert that is tastes just like summer served with fruit and fresh coconut. You won't need an ice cream maker. Serve it straight out of the freezer
This slow-cooked beef casserole has a distinctively sharp kick, from the tamarind paste in it
Berry iced yogurt is made with coconut cream and yogurt, for a delicious gluten free and dairy-free dessert
You can use any combination of fruit in this dessert, just make sure it's all deliciously ripe
The yogurt and coconut cream combo in this lamb curry recipe reduces the fat so you can enjoy your weekly curry without any guilt
This lamb curry is the perfect alternative to a Sunday dinner, full of flavour and just as filling it'll make for a hearty meal