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Spiced Vegan Ackee

Guest recipe by RG Vegan.

RG Vegan Spiced Ackee Recipe Tropical Sun Ackee
Serves: 4 | Prep: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Difficulty: Easy | Suitability: Vegan
A quick and easy recipe for a vegan twist on the mouthwatering classic enjoyed across the Caribbean. Laden with tasty flavours, this island staple is perfect with a selection of nutritious hard food.



 2 tablespoons Tropical Sun Organic Coconut Oil

 1 onion, finely chopped

 5 garlic cloves, crushed

 1 red bell pepper, chopped

 2 spring onions, chopped

 2 tomatoes, chopped

 1 teaspoon Tropical Sun Dried Thyme

 1 teaspoon Tropical Sun Ground Cinnamon

 1/2 scotch bonnet pepper, deseeded and finely chopped

 1 teaspoon sea salt

 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

 200ml Tropical Sun Organic Coconut Milk

 1 tin (540g) Tropical Sun Ackee, drained and rinsed


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan on a low heat. When the oil is warm, add the onions and garlic. Leave to cook for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Once the onions and garlic begin to soften, add the red bell pepper, spring onions, tomatoes, thyme, cinnamon, scotch bonnet pepper, salt and black pepper. Sauté for 4-5 minutes on a low-medium heat.
  3. After 4-5 minutes, stir in the coconut milk.
  4. Gently rinse the ackee with cold water in a colander. Lightly stir the ackee into the mixture to avoid breaking it up into tiny pieces.
  5. Leave to simmer gently, for 6-7 minutes, on a moderate to low heat.
  6. Serve with your favorite sides or with baked Jamaica sweet potato, fried plantain, boiled dumpling, boiled banana, cho cho (chayote) and avocado.
  7. DEVOUR! 

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