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
Know coconut milk from coconut cream? When to use coconut oil? Make sure you're using this versatile and on-trend superfood in the right way for a healthy, balanced diet
Creamy chicken and coconut curry is fragrant with spices and warming ginger, which make it perfect for when it gets colder. Plus, it's under 500 calories
A whole Tikka marinated chicken is a new take on a Sunday roast or a Saturday night fakeaway
Monkfish curry is quick and filling, made with fresh coconut and nutrient-packed turmeric and is ready in just 30 minutes
Light, zingy and refreshing, this is the perfect dessert to follow a big meal. Have any leftover fruit salad for breakfast too
These healthy mint chocolate squares are made with coconut oil, raw honey and coloured with spirulina and turmeric
Laksa soup combines mixed seafood with rice noodles and coconut milk to make fragrant curry recipe
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
Sweet potato, black beans and chorizo come together beautifully with shaved coconut sprinkled on top
This mint ice cream recipe uses coconut milk and plenty of petits pois for sweetness. You can also turn the ice cream into lollies
This aromatic rice works well with the lamb - this is a new, interesting way to cook lamb