What to do with leftover coconut flakes

Plain or toasted coconut flakes make a fresh and tasty addition to fruit and desserts. Discover inventive recipes to use up your leftover coconut flakes.

What to do with leftover coconut flakes

Recipes using coconut flakes

How to use up leftover coconut flakes

  • Coconut salsa
    Mix 1 deseeded, diced cucumber, 1 diced red onion, a large handful of fresh coriander, the juice of 1 lime, 2 deseeded, finely chopped red chillies, a handful of coconut flakes and a good glug of olive oil. Season, then use to fill tacos and serve with grilled fish.
  • Quick piña colada mini pavlovas
    Whip 200ml double cream with 1 tbsp icing sugar and a slug of coconut liqueur until thick. Spoon onto mini meringue nests, then top with wafer-thin slices of pineapple and a good sprinkle of coconut flakes.

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September 2019