5 Delicious Ways to Cook with Coconut Oil

February 21, 2014

Not a day goes by when we’re not using coconut oil, whether it be for skin, hair, or in the kitchen. Here are some of our favourite ways to cook with coconut oil.

1. Fry eggs
Start your weekend with a healthy fry-up! Cook your sunny-side ups in coconut oil, they won’t stick to the pan and it gives the eggs a delicious flavour.

2. Popcorn
Forget butter on your homemade popcorn, melt coconut oil and pour over a bag of freshly-popped microwave popcorn. Sprinkle with salt, herbs or parmesan and shake. Yum!

3. Smoothie
Make the most of summer fruit by turning them into a tropical fruit smoothie – with coconut oil. Add a tablespoon to mango, berries and papaya for a delicious superfood smoothie.

4. Curries
Start your curry base in coconut oil instead of vegetable oil, and you’ve already added a stack of flavour. Simply sauté garlic, ginger and onions in coconut oil, then added toasted spices like cumin, coriander and turmeric, and you’ve got the base to an amazing curry!

5. Salad dressing
Try this Asian cabbage salad: finely slice wombok (Chinese cabbage), cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and carrots and add to a bowl. Melt 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil and stir together with a few drops of fish sauce, soy sauce and finely sliced chills. Pour over the cabbage salad. Sprinkle with sliced almonds.

What are your favourite ways to cook with coconut oil?

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