What the heck do you call such a colorful side? Colorful coconut coleslaw? More specifically, hot pink coconut coleslaw? Radical coconut slaw? I don’t know, but coconut slaw doesn’t do it justice. I do know that if you are a coconut fan, you should make this as soon as possible. You’ll be glad you did!
I already went on about how amazing they were, but everything at that restaurant is amazing. I would eat breakfast, lunch and dinner there if I could. I would apprentice there to learn all of their secrets if I could.
Anyway, Hola Arepa topped tostadas with poblano-avocado spread and a “ceviche” made with fresh strips of coconut meat marinated in lime. I don’t know where to buy fresh coconuts, and even if I did, I’m fairly certain I would lose a finger trying to slice it.
I used big, dried, unsweetened coconut flakes instead. Given that I had to stop myself from inhaling this giant bowl of coleslaw in one sitting, I’d say that it worked.
This antioxidant-rich coconut slaw is fantastic as a side as is, so I decided to present it as such. It’s also awesome with guacamole or strips of fresh avocado—try that on a taco or chips or tostada.
It also plays surprising well with black beans, the creamy cashew sour cream in Love Real Food, and with feta. Just keep in mind that the 20-minute marinating time is absolutely necessary. As always, please let me know how you like it!