Coconut Carrot Salad Is the Perfect Side Dish

by Alli

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We grill out a lot during the summertime and not just on weekends. Why wait for the weekend to enjoy eating outside? It’s just as easy to grill out on a Monday as it is on a Saturday.

Since Monday dinner is usually meatless at my house, I have the perfect weeknight meal that the whole family will love and is super easy to prepare. My family loves cooking out when it includes my Coconut Carrot Salad and NEW MorningStar® Farms Meat Lovers Burgers.

Meatless Monday featuring MorningStar Farms, Coconut Carrot Salad and Mexican Corn

Have you seen the NEW MorningStar Farms Quarter Pound Veggie Burgers at Walmart? They are so delicious and the entire family looks forward to Meatless Monday! Each quarter-pound burger is perfectly seasoned. Plus, they are full of protein, which is important to me when I’m planning meals for the family.

Coconut Carrot Salad and NEW Meat Lovers Burgers

MorningStar® Farms is a perfect, healthier meal solution for my family. Whether it’s Meatless Monday, grilling out, or entertaining friends, MorningStar Farms® has options that everyone will love. They have no artificial ingredients, are made with non-GMO soy, and vegan options.

MorningStar® Farms products are not only for vegetarians. My husband’s favorite is the Meat Lovers Burger. These burgers have an awesome, meat-like taste and they are packed with 27 grams of protein.

Grilling on Meatless Monday - Coconut Carrot Salad

After planning my menu for the week, it’s so easy and convenient to use Walmart’s Online Grocery Pickup service. Meatless Monday has never been so easy!

How to Make Coconut Carrot Salad

Plump raisins in warm water for five minutes. Drain. In a medium-sized bowl, add the shredded carrots, raisins, and coconut flakes.

Coconut Carrot Salad is the perfect side dish for Meatless Monday

Whisk together the olive oil and lime juice. Pour the juice mixture over the carrot mixture and toss together until well mixed. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Coconut Carrot Salad is so easy to put together

After making the salad, I let it chill in the fridge while my husband fires up the grill. We add a few ears of corn alongside the Meat Lovers Burgers and dinner is done in only 10 minutes!

Slather the corn with a little sour cream, parmesan cheese, and chili powder. Grab the coconut carrot salad from the fridge and let everyone add their favorite toppings to the Meat Lovers Burgers.

Cooking Out - Coconut Carrot Salad

Yield: 8 servings

Coconut Carrot Salad

Coconut Carrot Salad is so easy to put together

This carrot salad is full of flavor because of the added coconut flakes and lime juice.


  • 4 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 6 Tablespoons sweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of one lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Plump raisins in a cup of warm water (5-10 minutes).
  2. Toss shredded carrots, raisins and coconut in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Whisk together the olive oil and lime juice.
  4. Pour the olive oil and juice mixture over the carrot mixture. Toss well.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 101Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 87mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 2gSugar 10gProtein 1g

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Coconut Carrot Salad and Meatless Monday Cookout

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Jeanette July 26, 2018 - 10:16 am

Although I am not a vegetarian I do love MorningStar foods. They have a lot of stuff that absolutely taste wonderful and I use it when I am in the mood for something besides meat to.

Gisele July 26, 2018 - 11:26 am

I love MorningStar products and usually have them and Boca burgers in my freezer. I didn’t know about the quarter pound burgers so I will look for those the next time I’m in the grocery store.

Amber Myers July 26, 2018 - 11:32 am

Yum, this does look like a tasty salad! I’ll have to give it a try. I need to try the Meat Lovers Burger as well. I’m intrigued!

Tasheena July 26, 2018 - 11:33 am

Morningstar products is a favorite in our home. I love their burgers. They’re so yummy and flavorful.

Tammy July 26, 2018 - 12:02 pm

Now that’s my kind of meal. I love Morning Star veggie burgers. When I was single, that was my go-to meal a lot. The Carrot Salad looks so yummy too.

Leona July 26, 2018 - 2:35 pm

Coconut and carrot are two of my favorite flavors but I rarely eat them together. I’m going to give this salad a try. Thanks!

Wildish July 26, 2018 - 4:04 pm

Coconut Carrot salad is definitely different and perfect for summer. I’ll have to give these morning star patties a try!

Melanie July 26, 2018 - 5:38 pm

We have Meatless Monday at our house to reduce my husband’s meat intake as directed by his physician. We like grilling out, so this sounds like a great way to have a Meatless Monday dinner!

lisalisa July 26, 2018 - 6:46 pm

Ok, Ok, I am going to try this recipe! Wow, I am not a coconut gal but man this looks good. I know Morningstar veggie burgers are good. I love how simple this recipe is especially for a hot summer day like today.

sara July 26, 2018 - 9:32 pm

I love carrots and I love coconut but I have tried them together! I bet it tastes awesome. We are huge fans of Morningstar products, their burgers and crumbles are awesome.

Heather July 26, 2018 - 10:04 pm

That looks like a restaurant quality meal. Admittedly we haven’t grilled in our backyard hardly at all this year, but we’ve grilled while camping, so I think that counts.

Roch July 26, 2018 - 10:20 pm

People who dislike eating greens can now have another reason to eat vegetables. Carrots bring brightness to any meal. Love this recipe!

Carol Cassara July 27, 2018 - 5:15 am

Been trying to limit mymeat intake for some time now and it would be nice to eat recipes that I used to enjoy without the guilt. Those vegan burgerd look amazing and I definitely would love to try that coconut carrot salad!!! Yum!!

Peter July 27, 2018 - 7:31 am

That salad looks so good. Coconut and carrot would taste so good together. We aren’t much of veggie burger eaters over here but the burgers look awesome too!

Chubskulit Rose July 27, 2018 - 8:21 am

I love coconut but I have never thought of adding it in a carrot salad, brilliant idea. I will definitely try this!

Cheryl July 27, 2018 - 9:17 am

The coconut carrot salad seems more like a dessert! Will need to try it out.

Meeta July 27, 2018 - 11:30 am

Such a great combination of carrot and coconut. I love the idea. I am not a vegetarian but love adding more and more fresh vegetarian options to our diet.

Heather July 27, 2018 - 9:43 pm

I’ve never tried coconut carrot salad. I bet that combination is really yummy!

Anosa Malanga July 30, 2018 - 7:38 pm

Wow, this is just in time. Glad I came over your website. I am looking for something new and will definitely want to try this out. Never have one like this and I am curious about the taste.


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