Apple cider vinegar once claimed the king’s crown of vinegars. But during the last several years, coconut vinegar has begun to take over its reign.
Coconut vinegar is stealing the spotlight from apple cider vinegar due to its more pleasant taste and numerous benefits, such as being gluten, sugar and calorie free, aka very figure-friendly.
Coconut vinegar can be used just like apple cider vinegar. You can add it to your homemade marinades, salad dressings and sauces for an extra sweet kick, or mix 1 Tbsp. of coconut vinegar in a glass of water for a great morning detox drink. Its sweet taste makes coconut vinegar especially ideal for sweeter sauces and Asian dishes. Some even use coconut vinegar for its beauty benefits, like for a softer, shinier mane.
Below are a handful of scrumptious recipes that call for coconut vinegar.
Better Than Takeout Baked Honey Sesame Chinese Chicken
Does your family have the nearest Chinese takeout place’s number on speed dial? Chinese takeout is a go-to for many families; unfortunately, this food tastes so good but is so bad for you. But, this homemade honey sesame chicken recipe isn’t. It looks good, tastes good and is much better for you than takeout. The recipe calls for white vinegar, so just substitute it for coconut vinegar. (Source: https://www.savvysavingcouple.net/2015/08/06/better-than-takeout-baked-honey-sesame-chinese-chicken/)
Swahili Chicken in Coconut Vinegar
This is a bold, delicious African chicken dish. It’s seasoned with seasoned with cinnamon, turmeric, onions, salt, pepper and coconut vinegar. You can cook it in a crockpot or in a braising pan, and then serve the spiced chicken over cooked rice with water and ¼ of a can of coconut milk. (Source: https://www.navarrowine.com/kitchen/index.php?recipeid=32)
Salt & Vinegar Kale Chips
This recipe is great for anyone living a paleo lifestyle. But it’s also great for those who have a weakness for salt and vinegar chips. This kale-inspired recipe gives you that crunch and salty-vinegar taste you like, but because these chips are made with kale, coconut vinegar, coconut oil and sea salt, they’re so much better for you than regular chips. (Source: http://www.thefreckledfoodie.com/salt-vinegar-kale-chips/)
Is plain steamed broccoli too bland for you? Do your kids not want to eat their veggies? Just toss some coconut vinegar over them for that needed hint of flavor your family wants. You can use the coconut vinegar by itself, or try this recipe that combines coconut vinegar, tamari sauce, lime juice and olive oil that two registered dietitians and personal trainers swear by. (Source: http://nutritiontwins.com/813-coconut-vinegar/)
Gluten-Free Stuffing Salad
This gluten-free stuffing recipe is loaded with color, texture and flavor. And because it’s made with gluten-free bread, veggies, boiled eggs, dried cranberries, organic chia seeds, coconut vinegar and more, it’s a dish that’s also filled with tasty nutrition. (Source: http://www.betterbodyfoods.com/recipes/gluten-free-stuffing-salad/)
White Cake With Chocolate Frosting
Moist white cake with rich chocolate frosting brings back memories of my childhood when relatives used to make it for family dinners and birthday parties. It’s a classic dessert that will never go out of style. But this specific recipe adds a nutritional twist and is both vegan and gluten-free. (Source: http://www.betterbodyfoods.com/recipes/easy-vegan-white-cake-with-chocolate-coconut-frosting-gluten-free-paleo-friendly/)
If you have any favorite recipes that call for other vinegars, simply swap them out for the milder, sweeter tang of coconut vinegar. You’ll thank me later.