“Coconut is my favourite fruit in the world. I love it because it’s so versatile: from starter to dessert, the possibilities are endless,” says cookbook author, Vanessa Bolosier. “I created this recipe because I love coconut souskay – a traditional Martinique recipe – but always felt it lacked something, a bit of a kick, creaminess, texture…

“This recipe is one of my guests’ favourite, always on the request list for menus at my supper clubs.”

Coconut slaw from Sunshine Kitchen
Coconut slaw from Sunshine Kitchen (Clare Winfield/PA)
Coconut slaw from Sunshine Kitchen
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Nutrition Facts
Coconut slaw recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 651IU13%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Coconut slaw recipe

A twist on the classic side dish
Prep Time10 mins
Chilling time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 4
Calories: 78kcal
Author: Vanessa Bolosier


  • Grater
  • Bowl


  • 1 coconut
  • 1/4 carrot coarsely grated
  • 1 small piece (about 3cm) fresh ginger finely grated
  • 1/4 Scotch bonnet chilli very finely chopped (optional)
  • Salt
  • 1 lime
  • 4 tbsp coconut milk


  • Break the husk of the coconut and scoop out the meat. Wash the meat and pat dry with paper towels. Coarsely grate the coconut meat into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the carrot, ginger and chilli and season with salt to taste.
  • Squeeze in the lime juice, add the coconut milk and stir to mix evenly. Cover with clingfilm and place in the refrigerator for one hour before serving.


Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 651IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

Sunshine Kitchen: Delicious Creole Recipes From The Heart Of The Caribbean by Vanessa Bolosier is published by Pavilion Books. Photography by Clare Winfield. 

Sunshine Kitchen: Delicious Creole recipes from the heart of the Caribbean
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Bolosier, Vanessa (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

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