Coconut Side Dish Recipes

Coconut Cashew Rice

Coconut Cashew Rice
Coconut Cashew Rice
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Servings: 2
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cook rice with a little salt and coconut oil. Set aside.

On medium-low heat toast cashews until golden brown and set aside.

Next, on medium-low heat toast paneer and set aside.

In a non-stick pan, add coconut oil. Once oil is hot, add shredded coconut and toast for 1-2 minutes. Then add salt, sugar and chili powder. Add the cooked rice to the mixture and stir. Top with toasted cashews and paneer.

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Coconut Oil Fried Zucchini Fries

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Coconut Oil Fried Zucchini Fries
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Servings: 1-2
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons corn meal
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • coconut oil (to cover pan to 1/4 inch deep)

Julienne the zucchini. Place milk in a small bowl. In another small bowl mix coconut flour, corn meal, arrowroot powder, salt and black pepper.

In a medium cast iron pan heat coconut oil on medium high.

Dip julienned zucchini a few pieces at a time into milk and then roll in the flours, coating thoroughly. Gently place battered zucchini in the pan with hot oil and brown on all sides. Remove from pan and allow to cool. Best served warm.

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Italian Garlic Green Beans with Coconut Oil

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Italian Garlic Green Beans with Coconut Oil
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar and honey.

In a large skillet, heat coconut oil. Add in beans, garlic and onion. Sprinkle with salt. Cook for about 10 minutes or until beans are just slightly soft.

Pour honey sauce over beans and let simmer for about 6-8 minutes until just slightly reduced.

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Easy Gluten Free Salmon Cakes

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Easy Gluten Free Salmon Cakes
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Servings: 10+ small cakes
Preparation Time: 40 minutes

  • 14.75 ounces wild-caught canned pink salmon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2-3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • coconut oil, for pan

Place salmon on a plate and mash evenly.

Beat eggs in a bowl. Add in coconut flour, then the mashed salmon. Combine well. Add in fresh cilantro, spinach and minced garlic. Mix batter.

Heat up coconut oil in a pan, on medium heat.

Scoop batter by the spoonfuls into the pan and gently flatten them to form round cakes. Fry until golden brown and crisp on both sides.

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Hotdog Roll-ups with Coconut-Chili Dip

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Hotdog Roll-ups with Coconut-Chili Dip
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Servings: 12 mini-bite size
Preparation Time: 45 minutes – 1 hour

  • 1 1/4 cups organic all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, optional
  • 6 tablespoons filtered water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 2 organic beef hot dogs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons organic ketchup

Hotdog Roll-ups:

Measure the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and oregano into a bowl. Make a well in the center and gradually add the water and coconut oil.

Stir until dough forms a ball. Transfer to a floured surface and knead for at least 5 minutes.

Divide the dough to 6 pieces. Flatten each piece into long strips, cut in half making 12 strips.

Slice hot dog (lengthwise and/or crosswise) to 12 smaller bite-size pieces. Roll them up in the dough strips one at a time.

Bake in a 400° F preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Coconut-Chili Dip:

Whisk coconut cream concentrate, chili sauce, and ketchup in a small dish until smooth.

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Hawaiian Breakfast Hash

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Hawaiian Breakfast Hash
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

  • 4 slices uncured turkey bacon
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cups pineapple, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a large skillet, cook turkey bacon on both sides for about 5-8 minutes each or until crispy and cooked through. Remove bacon from skillet and place on a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb any excess grease. Add diced potatoes to skillet with coconut oil. Saute about 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Add in pineapple, salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika and cinnamon. Break bacon into pieces and add to skillet. Saute for about 5-8 minutes or until potatoes are slightly crispy. Serve.

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Asparagus Hash

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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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