With World Coconut Day coming up on 2nd September, we have been thinking about how to celebrate with some tasty coconut sauces. Read on to discover our top 5 delicious coconut sauces that you should try for yourself.
You may be wondering why you might want to incorporate coconut into your daily diet and create some spectacular coconut sauces. Aside from just the amazing taste that coconut can bring, it is also a great non-dairy or vegan alternative when making some luxurious coconut sauces. It’s a fantastic way to embrace World Coconut Day - and beyond.
BBQ jackfruit fajitas
Are you looking for a way to make your Friday night dinners a little more interesting? Try some fresh fajitas! Not just for meat-eaters, these BBQ jackfruit fajitas are a fantastic way to enjoy some full flavour, inspired by Mexican cuisine. This inventive recipe features coconut in a big way - utilising not only coconut oil but also coconut sugar, coconut vinegar and coconut honey to make the taste bud tingling coconut sauce. Jackfruit is a delicious replacement for pulled pork and other similar meats, and this recipe is sure to satisfy even the most committed carnivore. Find the full recipe here.
Thai coconut soup
Coconuts feature quite frequently in Thai cooking, and we can see why. The fresh and creamy taste of coconuts brings real vim to this Thai coconut soup. Best of all, you can make it in only fifteen minutes - making it the perfect choice for a quick midweek meal that still tastes incredible and utilises healthy, tasty ingredients. It features rice noodles, tofu, spring onions, garlic, coconut sugar, coconut oil and more to create a flavour explosion you might not expect from a simple soup. Light enough to eat during the summer months, it also makes a wonderful winter warmer. Find the full recipe here.
Vegan squash and aubergine curry
Who said vegan food had to be boring? This curry is both gluten-free and vegan and uses medicinal herbs and spices such as turmeric, cayenne and ginger, as well as creamed coconut, coconut oil, and coconut milk for the coconut sauce. With squash, aubergine, garlic and spinach, this curry tastes decadent while still being good for you. A great choice for those cold nights! Find the full recipe here.
Vegan mac n’ cheese
We all love comfort food - those ooey, gooey recipes that make you feel warm and cosy inside. Are you missing your favourites since forgoing dairy-based cheeses? With this vegan mac n’ cheese you won’t miss the dairy one bit! Using coconut milk, buckwheat flour, warming nutmeg, and nutritional yeast to mimic the familiar oozy cheese deliciousness, this meal delivers on both the comfort factor and rich, cheesy flavour. Not only that, but it takes less than fifteen minutes to prepare, so you can whip it up whenever you feel like it. Find the full recipe here.
Vegan sweet potato massaman curry
Can you tell we love curry? Coconut flavour in curry is a natural pairing, and this vegan sweet potato massaman curry is the perfect creation as autumn approaches. The paste combines coconut honey and coconut aminos, along with ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and other spices to create a full, warming flavour. This coconut sauce is rich and authentic, helping you to craft the perfect meal. The curry itself combines coconut milk with sweet potatoes, red peppers and green beans for a bright and beautiful mix that satisfies every taste bud.
Whether you want to enjoy it alone (with plenty to heat up for lunch the next day) or cook up a big batch to share with friends, this coconut-rich curry is sure to become a firm favourite. Find the full recipe here.
As you can see, the coconut is an incredibly versatile ingredient that can be used in a range of delicious and diverse recipes. You can travel the world in your recipe book, using the humble coconut in a whole host of different ways.
There are so many coconut sauces to try, why not treat yourself to one on World Coconut Day? And don’t forget to browse the full range on Coconut Merchant to find more ways to incorporate coconuts into every day.