Coconut Salads and Side Dish Recipes

Asparagus Hash

Asparagus_Hash
Asparagus Hash
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Servings: 2
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup potatoes, diced
  • 1 cup vegetables, diced (zucchini, turnips, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup asparagus, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

In a large skillet, melt coconut oil. Add in potatoes, vegetables and asparagus. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, rosemary and oregano. Sauté for about 15 minutes or until vegetables are soft.

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Veggie Tot Patties

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Veggie Tot Patties
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 25 minutes

  • 1 cup broccoli florets, finely chopped
  • 1 cup zucchini, finely shredded
  • 1 cup yellow squash, finely shredded
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets, finely chopped
  • 1 large potato, peeled and finely shredded
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 egg 
  • 1/3 cup almond flour*
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil for frying

Almond Flour:

*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.

In a large bowl, combine broccoli florets, zucchini, squash, cauliflower, potato, garlic, egg, flour, salt, pepper and dill. Blend together using a fork.

In a large skillet, heat coconut oil over medium heat.

Form vegetable mixture into little patties and pan fry for about 6-8 minutes on each side or until crispy.

Place cooked patties on a plate lined with a paper towel to drain off any excess oil. Serve with guacamole and sour cream or mayo, if desired.

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Blooming Onion

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Blooming Onion
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Servings: 1
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • pinch rosemary

Cut an onion five times down the middle until you get 1 inch from the bottom of the onion then splash on the balsamic vinegar, coconut oil, salt, pepper and rosemary.

Broil in the oven at 400° F for 15-20 minutes. Serve hot.

Note: Some ovens have broil settings which are adjustable, however if your oven has a predetermined broil temperature then you may place your pan with the onion on the middle rack and monitor carefully until done. (Onion should be soft and translucent but not mushy.)

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Grass-fed Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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Grass-fed Sweet and Sour Meatballs
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Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Meatballs:

  • 3 pounds Tropical Traditions grass-fed ground meat (beef, bison)
  • 3/4 cup coconut pulp (leftover from making homemade coconut milk*)
  • 1 large organic carrot, finely shredded (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 large organic egg
  • 1 tablespoon Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 small onion, very finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt

For frying meatballs:

Sauce:

Mix all meatball ingredients together in a large bowl with your hands. Form into golfball sized balls. Heat 3 medium pans on medium heat with 1 tablespoons cconut oil and 1 tablespoon palm shortening in each pan. Place 4-6 meatballs in each pan and fry till golden brown, flipping once. Finish cooking meatballs in batches until all are done. Place meatballs in crock or pot once finished cooking.

In a small saucepan combine all sauce ingredients and cook down until it forms a thickened sauce, about 10-15 minutes. Pour over meatballs. Add extra chopped pineapple or chopped green onions, if desired. Cook meatballs in sauce on low for 1 hour.

Serve.

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Savory Roasted Potatoes

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Savory Roasted Potatoes
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Preheat oven to 375 ° F.

Chop potatoes into small cubes. In a medium bowl toss potatoes with coconut oil, Italian seasoning, salt, garlic, and cayenne pepper.

Spread evenly on a large jelly roll pan or baking dish and bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes.

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Colorful Roasted Roots

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Colorful Roasted Roots
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Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

  • 1 pound tri-colored carrots, whole
  • 1/2 pound white parsnips, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 pound red beets, sliced into strips as thick as the carrots
  • 1/2 pound orange sweet potatoes, sliced into strips as thick as the carrots
  • 1/2 pound purple sweet potatoes, sliced into strips as thick as the carrots
  • 1/2 pound red potatoes, sliced into strips as thick as the carrots
  • 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan Pink sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • fresh arugula, for topping

Pre-heat oven to 375 ° F

Toss vegetables with coconut oil, honey, salt, and pepper.

Spread out evenly and roast on flat baking sheets for 45 minutes, or until vegetables are soft and skin is bubbly.

Let cool for 10 minutes.

Top with fresh arugula then serve.

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Kale and Pomegranate Salad

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Kale and Pomegranate Salad
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

  • ¼ cup virgin coconut oil
  • ¼ cup coconut milk*
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • fresh ginger, grated, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon curry
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 large bunch of curly kale
  • ½ fresh lemon
  • Himalayan Pink Salt, to taste
  • 1 pomegranate, peeled and broken into seeds
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese, topping

First, make dressing: add coconut oil, coconut milk, garlic, and spices into a small bowl, whisk together.

Next, clean, de-stem, and tear kale into bite-sized pieces. Squeeze ½ lemon, pour juice over kale and sprinkle with sea salt.

Pour the prepared dressing over the kale and hand toss until thoroughly covered.  Add pomegranate seeds, and sprinkle freshly-grated parmesan cheese on top.

Chill for a few hours or enjoy immediately.

Other good additions: sliced strawberries, toasted nuts, raisins, pine nuts, freeze-dried blueberries, etc.

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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Basil Olive Zucchini Pasta

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Basil Olive Zucchini Pasta
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 25 minutes

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 zucchinis, spiralized
  • 3 carrots, peeled and spiralized
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
  • 1/4 cup olives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

In a large skillet, heat coconut oil. Add zucchini, carrots and chicken. Cook for about 10 minutes or until vegetables are slightly soft.

Add olives, basil, tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes or until heated through and soft.

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