Sometimes I feel that following an AIP/Paleo diet is a bit overwhelming. It’s not like you can go to the store and pick up AIP friendly items. Going to the grocery store sometimes its a hassle, not reading the labels is not an option for me. And as a rule of thumb, I stick to the produce section, for the most part things found in the produce section are safe to consume.
As I mentioned on my Olive-Avocado Dressing, I crave salads but salads without dressings are just not the same. So I started looking for AIP friendly dressings and a lot of them (at least the ones I found) call for coconut concentrate as the dairy substitute. So I decided to make some.
Making it is simple enough and it doesn’t go bad for a few months, so you can make a good amount of it and store it until you need it.
This recipe is from The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook.
- 4 cups dried, fine shredded coconut (unsweetened)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- sea salt to taste
- Place the coconut flakes, coconut oil, and salt in the blender
- Process on high speed, while pushing down with a tamper. Process for about a minute at a time, taking breaks so as to not overheat the motor. After 5 to 10 minutes, you should be left with a thick, creamy paste.
- pour into a glass jar.
Keeps well at room temperature for a few months.
Thanks for reading!
The Hungry Pea