Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Recipe Time - Coconut Veggies For Your Burger

It's summer time baby!  And if you have a BBQ - I'm sure you've already started it up a few times this season.  With Canada Day, and Independence day only a week away - I thought I'd share one of my favorite summer burger toppings, that will have all your guests raving about your burgers.  It's super easy, mighty healthy, and definitely delicious.
Wild Salmon Burger loaded with a tropical vibe.  Jalapeño greek yogurt,  avocado, coconut veggies, grilled pineapple, wild salmon burger, havarti & a pineapple habanero sauce.  Clearly I Texas size my burgers.

Coconut Veggies
Coconut Milk to sauté veggies in
Red Onion strips about 1/4 inch thick
Bell Pepper strips about 1 inch think

Feel free to switch up the veggies or the thickness.  The idea is just to have an abundance of fresh veggies that sauté easily, to soak up all that coconut milk in the process.

I also added dried cilantro and dried jalapeño, and Himalayan pink sea salt to taste.

Sautee your veggies on medium heat until you've soaked up the coconut milk - and BAM - you have the most amazing tropical veggies to pile on top of your burger (or smokies).

Get ready to become addicted to these, as you will be making them all summer long.

Bonus Recipe - Watermelon Coconut Lime Coolers!

Incase you need a new hydrating summer cocktail to go along with all that summer heat and patio fun - try this super easy cocktail out.

Frozen Watermelon Cubes (I placed 1 inch pieces on a parchment lined plate in the freezer for 2 hours).
Coconut Cream (if you cant find coconut cream, just grab a can of coconut milk and steal the cream from the jar - and use the watery milk for your veggies)
Coconut Water
Lime Juice
Booze of your choice (I use whiskey)

Add all ingredients to your blender and blend for about 10 seconds.

Warning - you will probably become addicted to this also.  At least now you have a new excuse to stock up your pantry with coconut milk this summer :).


  1. I should not have read this with my husband sitting next to me. He is now deeply unsatisfied with me (haha). All jokes aside, this looks phenomenal. When I have an afternoon or an evening set aside to myself, I'm going to try and pull this off.

  2. Creative my friend to say the least! Who would have thought coconut milk and veggies. I bet the flavor is unbelievable. A must to try.

  3. Great recipe! I'll have to show this to my husband. :)

  4. Oh my gosh this sounds delish! Def trying this

  5. I'm actually starving right now and this sounds incredible!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  6. holy yum!!!! :) Those sound exquisite. I'm very much a fan of anything that tastes coconuty.

  7. I always keep frozen watermelon cubes in my freezer, so now I know my next recipe to use them with ;) I totally agree that watermelon and coconut go great together! And that burger looks beyond delish - thanks for sharing so much goodness!