4 Delicious Ways to Cook with Pineapple

July 25, 2014

Now that you know how to break down a pineapple, it's time to cook with it.  Pineapple often adds a tropical touch to savory dishes without overpowering them with sweetness.  In addition to its wonderful flavor, pineapple has a number of health benefits too.  It's high in manganese and vitamin C, as well as an excellent source source of vitamins B1 and B6, copper and dietary fiber.  If you have been looking for more ways to incorporate pineapple into your diet, these four delicious recipes should give you a headstart.

Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
Recipe from The Maker Makes

A fresh pineapple salsa can be thrown together in minutes.  The sweetness and slight acidity makes it a perfect pairing with seafood, like in these shrimp tacos.  For a twist on the salsa, grill the pineapple before combining it with the other ingredients.

Pineapple Pulled Pork Stackers
Recipe from Hold the Grain

Pork and pineapple have been long time friends.  Ham with pineapple rings, sweet and sour pork with pineapple, and these pineapple pulled pork stackers.  The pineapple acts as the plate so no dishes are required.

Grilled Salmon and Curried Pineapple Salad
Recipe from Half Baked Harvest

This light and healthy grilled salmon and curried pineapple salad is summer in a bowl.  Each bite will transport with crystal blue water, bright white beaches and a clear sunny sky.

Aloha Chicken Sandwiches
Recipe from Creme de la Crumb

Aloha chicken sandwiches should be your next family meal. Panko crusted chicken breasts are smothered in a teriyaki sauce and topped with a dynamite cooked pineapple salsa. Instead of French fries, serve this meal with crispy plantain chips.

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