Popular Coconuts Recipes
Coconut is common in dessert recipes such as Coconut Macaroons, Tangerine Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting, and Apricot-Nut Spice Cake with Coconut Butter Frosting. But try it as part of a main dish, too, with Cocunut Turkey Spears or Sizzling Shrimp with Tangy Coconut Sauce.
Raspberry Cheesecake Bars
Layers of cheesecake and raspberry filling combine in an almond crust for these pretty dessert bars.
From Midwest Living
Thai Fruit Skewers
Take fruit up a few notches with these spicy Thai skewers. Topped with toasted coconut strips, they are both delicious and impressive.
From Diabetic Living
Coconut Cream Pie Bars
Brighten up a dreary winter day with these zesty coconut cream pie bars. Top with whipped cream and toasted fresh coconut curls for added flavor.
From Better Homes and Gardens
Fruit Compote with Ginger
Employ your slow cooker to warm up fruit with ginger and brown sugar. Try this compote on top of pancakes or waffles at breakfast or ice cream or cake for dessert.
From Midwest Living
No-Bake Cranberry-Oat Cookies
These no-bake cookies are packed with filling oats and sweet cranberries for a treat you don't have to feel guilty about.
A touch of coconut milk - infused with fresh ginger for a subtle kick - complements sweet pineapple and creates a luxurious consistency in this sorbet.
The wonderful flavors of southern India - coconut milk, dried Thai chiles and coriander seed - provide a pleasant punch to a basic chicken breast. Although the ingredients look exotic, this is a deceptively easy dish you'll be proud to serve to guests. Feel free to use different cuts of chicken, bone-in or boneless; just adjust the cooking time accordingly. You can also grill the chicken.
South Pacific Shrimp
Vibrant Southeast Asian seasonings are a natural with shrimp. Freeze any leftover coconut milk or refrigerate it for several days; you can use it instead of broth or water to cook rice or enrich a curry.
Tofu with Thai Curry Sauce
Creamy Thai curry sauce gives tofu a spicy, satisfying kick. You can adjust the amount of curry paste depending on your spice preference. Serve with brown basmati rice and lime wedges.
Tropical Fruits with Pistachios & Coconut
Luscious tropical fruit topped with creamy coconut milk and crunchy pistachios is a simple yet delicious dessert.
Cocoa- and coconut-crusted bananas are a treat for the whole family.
Carrots give carrot cake a health-halo effect--people think it's health food, but it's usually very high in fat and calories. But our version has about 40 percent less calories and 50 percent less fat than most. First, we use less oil in our batter. Then we skip the butter in the frosting (don't worry, it's still light and smooth). To ensure the cake is moist, we add nonfat buttermilk and crushed pineapple.
Passion fruit juice turns a pina colada into something special.
Spicy Peanut Sauce
The perfect dipping sauce for chicken sate.
Your kids will love helping you make these peanut butter-graham treats.
These luxurious macaroons studded with pistachios and dried cranberries hail from food stylist Katie Webster. She made them three years ago when she was a personal chef for a gluten-intolerant client, then began selling them to a grateful crowd at her local farmers' market. Although you can concoct them with either sweetened or unsweetened coconut, we find that the unsweetened packs a more coconutty wallop. For a variation, substitute chopped crystallized ginger and mini chocolate chips for the pistachios and cranberries.
Coconut-Lime Chicken & Snow Peas
Double the flavor, halve the work--simply by using the same tangy combination of coconut milk, lime juice and brown sugar for both poaching the chicken and dressing the salad. Crisp romaine lettuce, cabbage and snow peas add freshness and an irresistible crunch.
Coconut-Crusted Tofu with Peach-Lemongrass Salsa
The crunchy-crisp tofu and our spicy-sweet salsa are inspired by that restaurant-chain classic, deep-fried coconut shrimp. Make it a meal: Stir fresh cilantro into basmati rice and serve alongside. Try sliced bananas drizzled with "lite" coconut milk for dessert.
The one-two punch of coconut and macadamia nuts in this luxurious muffin will make you think you're having your morning coffee in Hawaii. Drizzle with honey for an added touch of sweetness.
Festive Fruit & Nut Balls
A no-bake, make-ahead treat, this perfect combination of fruit and nuts is a nutritious and delicious mouthful. Rolling them in shredded coconut gives them their festive look.
Thai Red Curry Mussels
Watercress is prized in Asian cuisine for its peppery flavor and in this dish stands up to the sweet spiciness of the mussels in a coconut-laced red curry sauce. If you can find it in your market, use Thai basil for the garnish - it adds a unique sweet anise flavor that will make the dish taste all the more authentic.
Pina Colada Yogurt Parfait
Take a trip to the tropics with our pina colada inspired parfait. It even makes a great breakfast when you need a sunny start to your day.
Toasted Almond-Coconut Meringues
Perfect meringues depend on totally yolk-free whites. The seemingly fussy step of separating each egg into a small bowl before combining them guarantees yolk-free whites for bakeshop-quality meringues every time. These crispy little morsels travel well and make great gifts too.
Garden-Fresh Asparagus Soup
This lemony asparagus soup is spiced with a touch of curry and gets added richness from "lite" coconut milk and creamy red potatoes. Top it with a dollop of creme fraiche or plain yogurt and serve warm or chilled.
Coconut Creamed Corn
Creamed corn goes tropical with coconut milk, cilantro and lime juice. We love this with the kick of crushed red pepper, but it's great without it if you don't enjoy spicy food. Try it with garlic-rubbed grilled flank steak and a vinegary Asian slaw.
Top 25 Slides in Coconuts Recipes
- Raspberry Cheesecake Bars
- Thai Fruit Skewers
- Coconut Cream Pie Bars
- Fruit Compote with Ginger
- No-Bake Cranberry-Oat Cookies
- Pineapple-Coconut Sorbet
- Ginger-Coconut Chicken
- South Pacific Shrimp
- Tofu with Thai Curry Sauce
- Tropical Fruits with Pistachios & Coconut
- "Cocoa-Nut" Bananas
- Carrot Cake
- Passion Colada
- Spicy Peanut Sauce
- No-Bake Cookies
- Outrageous Macaroons
- Coconut-Lime Chicken & Snow Peas
- Coconut-Crusted Tofu with Peach-Lemongrass Salsa
- Blueberry-Coconut-Macadamia Muffins
- Festive Fruit & Nut Balls
- Thai Red Curry Mussels
- Pina Colada Yogurt Parfait
- Toasted Almond-Coconut Meringues
- Garden-Fresh Asparagus Soup
- Coconut Creamed Corn