Our fabulous fruit of the month is pineapple! Pineapple is delicious on its own, but also makes a great addition to everything from breakfast to dinner. To top it off, pineapple is a good source of Vitamin C and a source of fibre and potassium. It even has enzymes that help with digestion!

When choosing pineapple, look for large plump, fruit with sweet fragrance and crown of deep green (not brown) leaves. Colour is not an indication of ripeness. You might be scared off or intimidated by fresh pineapple, but it really is easy to peel and cut with a few tips.

  1. Cut off the base and leaves and slice the whole pineapple lengthwise into quarters.
  2. Use a small knife to slice the fruit away from the shell.
  3. Trim the core from each quarter and then slice the quarter into pieces. (need photos? Check these out)
  4. You can also take the easy way out and purchase a fresh pared pineapple, but we dare you to slice your own!

Now that you’re a pineapple prep expert, start cooking! Here are some pineapple-inspired recipes to get you going:

Pineapple Ginger Chicken – This refreshing chicken is moist and full of great taste. Any leftovers would be a delicious addition to a grilledPineapple ginger chicken vegetable salad the next day.

Caramelized Tropical Sundae – Cooking fruit lets the sweet juices ooze out – it’s a perfect topping for yogurt.

Grilled Pineapple Salsa – Juicy, chunky pieces of salsa are perfectly paired up with a hint of spicy jalapeno to enjoy with tortilla chips or alongside your favourite grilled meats or fish.

Honey Lime Fruit Toss – This fruit salad is refreshing and tangy all at once! Kids will love it.

Are you inspired to add some pineapple to your meals? Share them with us!

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