Cooking Hacks: Best Coconut Oil Substitute?


Coconut oil can have a strong coconut flavor which might not be ideal for some recipes. Here are the best coconut oil substitutes.

Coconut Oil Substitutes

Olive Oil

Olive oil is a great alternative for non-baked cooking as its flavor can be overpowering. If you are looking to add fat on salad dressings and ready-made meals, Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Virgin Olive oil are great alternatives. EVOO and virgin olive oil have a lighter and tangy flavor.

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower oil is an example of a neutral oil with a milder flavor than coconut oil. It is a great substitute especially for frying as it is a high heat oil.

Avocado Oil

Similar to sunflower oil, avocado oil has a milder and earthier flavor than coconut oil. It can also withstand high heat and is great for sauteing and deep-frying.

Grape Seed Oil

Grapeseed oil is a light substitute that offers a crisp and subtle flavor. It is perfect for salad dressings and light dishes with citrus.

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