Vegetable

Coconut and Greens Salad

April 23, 2019
Author Notes

A combination of salad staples with fresh coconut and herbs —Kitchen Butterfly

  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Serves 6
Ingredients
  • 4 cups salad greens
  • 2 cups fresh coconut, brown back peeled & grated
  • 1 cup mixed bell peppers (yellow, red, green, orange), diced
  • 1/2 red onions - sliced, salted and then gently rinsed
  • 1 - 2 red & green chilies, sliced/ chopped
  • Handful herbs - cilantro, mint; chopped
  • Zest & juice of 1 -2 limes
  • Salt, to taste
  • Roasted peanuts and/or toasted sesame seeds
  • Optional: smoked mackerel, grilled prawns
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, combine all the salad ingredients, save for the toppings of peanut, sesame seeds. Toss well
  2. Check for seasoning - salt, lime and adjust to taste

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