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Got a Can of Coconut Milk? Here’s What to Make

May 4, 2021
Photo Credit: One Lovely Life

If you have a can of coconut milk in your pantry, you’re in luck! You can whip up silky eggs, creamy and flavorful soups and stews, paleo-friendly mocktails, and refreshing popsicles. Here are 8 delicious recipes to inspired you. (And, by the way, if you don’t have a can of coconut milk in your pantry, pick one up. You’ll thank us!).

1. Lime in the Coconut Popsicles from One Lovely Life

When it’s hot outside, there’s nothing like a refreshing popsicle to cool you off. And while popsicles can be high in sugar and lack in nutrition, these creamy coconut-lime ones are an exception. Even better, they’re made with just three ingredients: coconut milk, lime juice, and a touch of honey.

Turkey soup

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2. Thai Turkey Soup from Salt & Lavender

The funny thing about spring is that sometimes you want an ice pop… and sometimes you want soup. Coconut milk complements the aromatic Thai flavors and lends a silky texture to this protein-packed soup. And it takes just 30 minutes to come together. Our suggestion? Make a big batch to enjoy throughout the week — or to freeze for the next time there’s a chill in the air.

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3. Healthy Creamy Tuscan Chicken with Artichokes from 40 Aprons

Here’s another dinner that can be on the table in 30 minutes. This creamy Italian chicken dish gets a ton of richness from full-fat coconut milk and ghee (which is just clarified butter) and it’s Whole30-approved and paleo-friendly, too. You know what they say: Winner, winner…

coconut milk mocktail

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4. Paleo Coconut Ginger Lime Mocktail from Eat the Gains

Need a vacation? Coconut. Ginger. Lime. Mocktail. We think that about covers it. (You’re welcome.)

lamb curry

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5. Instant Pot Lamb Curry from The Real Food Dietitians

This super-flavorful lamb curry has a whopping 25 grams of protein to fill you up and can be served over cauliflower rice to keep carbs down, if that’s your thing. It’s also loaded with anti-inflammatory spices, like turmeric and garam masala.

coconut lime chicken

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6. Coconut Lime Chicken from Real Simple Good

Paleo, Whole30 approved, and keto, this low-carb, high-protein meal checks all the boxes. Ginger and cilantro help enhance the flavor, as well as provide antioxidants to lower inflammation and boost immunity. Oh and did we mention it’s ready in 30 minutes?

instant pot egg casserole

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7. Instant Pot Egg Casserole from Wholesomelicious

Coconut milk gives eggs a rich and creamy texture in this super-simple Instant Pot recipe. Add in any veggies you like, or really any other mix-ins you like. For a bit of cheesy flavor, try nutritional yeast, which is a good source of B vitamins and protein, too.

thai green curry

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8. Thai Green Curry with Spring Veggies from Cookie + Cake

This vegetarian curry is basically the perfect thing to make right now. It calls for all the spring veggies and leans on green curry paste and fresh ginger and garlic to bring plenty of flavor. It’s light and hearty all at once and it’s simple enough to make on a weeknight.

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