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If you aren't familiar, chutneys are a condiment popularly eaten in South Asian countries like Pakistan and India.  They are made from a blend of a variety of ingredients such as herbs, spices, fruits, and vegetables. Chutney's are commonly used to brighten, flavor, or compliment certain flavors in dishes.  Looking back at my favorite childhood memories, I remember always helping my mom stir up some deliciously fragrant homemade chutneys every weekend. I would always be her little helper grinding herbs and spices away with my mini stone mortar and pestle.  Now, I can clearly understand where my love for chutneys comes from. If you take a peek inside my fridge, you can come across sweet, savory, and spicy chutneys to pair with any dish possible.  This Coconut & Herb Chutney I am sharing here immensely freshens and brightens up any dish it is paired with.  This chutney can be either be made using a food processor or if you have a little time on your hands, grab a stone mortar and pestle and get to grindin'!

Coconut & Herb Chutney Recipe


Serving: Makes about 3/4 cup

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Cook Time: None

Total Time: 10 minutes 


  • 1 large bunch of cilantro, chopped (stems & leaves)

  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes 

  • 1 small serrano pepper, chopped 

  • 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1-inch piece of ginger 

  • pinch of salt

  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds

  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder

  • 1 tsp. honey

  • 2 tbsp. water


  1. Blend all the ingredients together. You can add in a little water while blending to smoothen.

  2. Pour into a dish and sprinkle over some more coconut flakes for garnish.

  3. Enjoy as a dip, drizzle onto roasted veggies, toss into a pasta salad, spread onto a piece of toast or crackers & more!

Recipe Notes:

  • Store in a glass jar with the lid on for about a week in the fridge or a couple months in the freezer.


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