Sometimes the most simplest of things can seem so intimidating! Why is that? I didn’t toast Coconut for YEARS … why? I knew it wouldn’t be difficult…why did it take me so long to try it? My head told me that it was just an extra something for a dish that really didn’t add enough for me to give it a whirl. Until about 5 years ago..I tried and oh brother is it EASY. Better than that..YUM.. what a fancy, easy way to dress up a little side dish!
Make your little side dish: I just cut up some strawberries, bananas and nectarines. Added some Vanilla yogurt and topped with toasted Coconut! Sooo easy and it makes a simple dish SPECIAL! (forgot to take pic with coconut on fruit! LOL)
To toast the Coconut, simply put some into a skillet on low to medium heat..watch very carefully and stir frequently. Cook until it’s the desired amount of toasted! Takes only a few minutes once pan is heated up. Pour onto a paper plate or napkin to cool down for a minute.
Then JAZZ up your side dish! That’s it! ENJOY!
~*~What are some of the simple ways you JAZZ UP a simple side dish?~*~