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Enter Our Pineapple Recipe Contest

By Kate Rowe, April 7, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Kate Rowe
Spring PineappleSue Swyt is our randomly selected winner of the $25 gift card. Thanks everyone for your entries! Tell us your best fresh pineapple recipe (using 6 ingredients or less) in the comments below and you could win a $25 gift card! Fresh pineapple is easy to love. A bowl of juicy pineapple chunks makes a tropical treat that’s hard to resist. And our Whole Trade Pineapples are even easier to love, as these pineapples with a purpose make a difference by supporting organics, meeting environmental and social standards, and investing in communities, research and education. We’re celebrating all things pineapple this month, and we’ve got an exciting contest to win a 9-day trip to pineapple-rich Costa Rica happening, so be sure to enter. But in case you don’t win that, here’s another one for you: a pineapple recipe challenge! Fresh pineapple is downright delicious in all kinds of recipes from salsas and salads to smoothies and sandwiches. Whether it’s sharing a family favorite or creating something new and exciting, we want to know what you like to make with fresh pineapple. Now, here’s the challenge: your recipe needs to feature fresh pineapple and no more than five other ingredients. We want these recipe ideas to be fabulous and simple. Post your recipe idea in the comments below by Wednesday, April 21, and you’ll be entered to win a $25 gift card. We’ll choose a winner at random from the responses we receive. Stumped for inspiration or just can’t wait to get your hands on some great pineapple recipes? Check out some of our favorite recipes featuring fresh pineapple, along with the scoop on why pineapple is so good for you. Okay, time to head to the kitchen and start experimenting — have fun!

 

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Alicia says ...
I like to combine fresh pineapple chunks, white miso, mirin, and fresh cilantro. Here is the link to the recipe on my blog: http://veganepicurean.blogspot.com/2010/03/pineapple-and-cilantro-salad-with-miso.html
04/07/2010 6:44:57 AM CDT
parkerj says ...
Pineapple duck curry 1 cup - small chunk fresh pineapple 1 full duck breast (pre-cooked and shredded) 1 14 oz can coconut milk 1 TBSP- red curry paste 1/4 lb snow peas 6 large basil leaves-coursely chopped Prepare duck breast (roast or pan cook just like a chicken breast) let cool, remove skin and shred breast meat Heat coconut milk in a medium to large skillet- add curry paste and sno peas and cook for 5 minutes. Add duck and pineapple and cook another 5 minutes- add basil at the end and serve over rice
04/07/2010 8:37:28 AM CDT
Margo says ...
Grilled Pineapple 1 Fresh Pineapple, cut into rings 2 T. butter 1 C. brown sugar Sprinkle just a bit of the brown sugar over one side only of pineapple rings. Place on warm grill - medium heat. Melt butter and remaining brown sugar in small saucepan until completely incorporated and bubbly. Brush this on pineapple rings and turn frequently. Grill approximately 2 minutes per slice. Now enjoy your dessert!
04/07/2010 9:55:17 AM CDT
Deana says ...
My Grandma made this several times a week. Cottage cheese and pineapples. Just cut up pineapple and a bowl of cottage cheese. So so yummy! It's the only way I can eat pineapple without serious heartburn!
04/07/2010 9:55:49 AM CDT
Elizabeth Brammer says ...
Grilled Pineapple Hot Fudge Sundae * This is a delicious and decadent final course to a meal - or a treat on its own! 1 pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 oz. high quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped 1 tablespoon whipping cream 1 pint vanilla ice cream pine nuts or chopped macadamia nuts (optional) Heat the butter in a sautee pan. Once it is melted, add the pineapple chunks and sprinkle over with brown sugar. Allow to cook till soft and caramelized. Meanwhile, in a double broiler over medium-low heat, melt the chocolate with the whipping cream. Stir often to prevent burning and clumping. Serve scoops of vanilla ice cream topped with warm, caramelized pineapple and drizzled with chocolate. Top with nuts if desired.
04/07/2010 10:42:33 AM CDT
Joanne says ...
My recipe for ambrosia, a wonderful and simple summer recipe. Fresh pineapple cut up into cubes Mandarin oranges 1 bag Coconut flakes 1 bag mini-marshmallows 1 -2 cups Heavy whipping cream Mix mandarin oranges, fresh pineapple chunks, coconut flakes and mini-marshmallows in a bowl. Beat 1-2 cups of heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form (amount depends on how creamy you like it and how much fruit you use). Mix well together.
04/07/2010 10:42:34 AM CDT
Carla says ...
One of my favorite ways to eat pineapple is on: Pineapple Flatbread 1 can of refrigerated pizza dough 1/4 cup basil pesto 1/2 cup fresh chopped pineapple 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion To prepare the flatbread, roll out the dough onto a cookie sheet. Spread the pesto over the dough and top with pineapple and onion. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 12 minutes or until nicely browned.
04/07/2010 10:55:55 AM CDT
Kristy Morrill says ...
Fresh pineapple cleaned and cut into 3 inch long & thin strips, combined with toasted coconut, slivered almonds, thinly sliced strawberries and cooked rice noodles dressed with honey and lime juice, all rolled into a thin rice paper wrapper....with a honey lime dipping sauce is so cool and refreshing and easy
04/07/2010 10:58:06 AM CDT
Jenne says ...
Pineapple Pick Me Up Juice 1/2 pineapple, skinned 1 orange, peeled 10 large strawberries, topped 1 bunch red grapes Juice together all ingredients in a juicer and serve. This makes 2-3 servings (about 3 cups).
04/07/2010 11:00:36 AM CDT
Jenne says ...
Coconut Grilled Pineapple 1 ripe golden pineapple 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk 1/2 cup turbinado sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon fresh mint (to garnish) Cut off the top and the bottom of the pineapple. Stand pineapple up and cut off the skin, cutting downward in strips from top to bottom Place pineapple on it's side and cut crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices (rounds). You will get between 8 and 12 rounds from a pineapple, depending on it's size. Using a melon baller, remove the core from the center of each slice. Shake the coconut milk can well, then pour into a wide, shallow bowl. Place the sugar and cinnamon in another wide, shallow bowl. Stir to mix. Preheat grill to medium-high. Brush and oil the grill grate. Dip each pineapple slice first into the coconut milk, then the sugar mixture, shaking off the excess between each dipping. Arrange the slices on the hot grates and grill until nicely browned on both sides, about 4-6 minutes per side. Transfer grilled fruit to a serving platter and garnish with mint leaves. Serve hot or cold as a side dish to fish or chicken. You can also turn it into a dessert by topping a warm pineapple ring with a scoop of ice cream!
04/07/2010 11:04:24 AM CDT
Xkun says ...
Pineapple Ginger Salsa is my family's favorate. It's simple and absolutely delicious. Here is the recipe: 1/4 fresh pineapple, diced 1 small mango, diced 1 large tomato, diced 1/2 red bell pepper, diced 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger juice 2 tablespoon of fresh cilantro, finely chopped Stir all ingredients together and season with salt. Refrigerate.
04/07/2010 11:09:33 AM CDT
Kristin Ziska says ...
Pineapple Casserole... great for a side or dessert! 4 cups of pineapple cut into small chunks 2/3 cup sugar 5 Tbsp all purpose flour 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese 1 stick butter, melted 2 cups crushed crackers Layer pineapple in bottom of glass baking dish. Mix sugar and flour together then pour over pineapple. Layer the cheddar cheese on next. Toss the crackers in the melted butter then top the dish. Bake for 30 min on 350. Yummy!!
04/07/2010 11:17:41 AM CDT
Heather Taylor says ...
How about a delicious summer margarita?! 3 cups diced fresh pineapple, frozen 1/4 cup pineapple juice 3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/4 cup tequila 3 Tablespoons Triple Sec 3 Tablespoons Cointreau Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. (Can serve in salt-rimmed margarita glasses, along with chips and salsa.) Beware...this packs a seriously delicious Vitamin C punch!
04/07/2010 11:25:48 AM CDT
Asha Mulchan says ...
Pineapple-Payaya Lassie Protein Boost -half a cup of fresh pineapple chunks -1 cup french vanilla lowfat organic yogurt -half a cup fresh ripe papaya chunks -1 scoop vanilla flavored soya protein powder -half a cup organic apple juice Chop on low speed in blender for 1 minute; then blend on high speed for another minute. This is an amazing energy boost first thing in the morning or before a workout - it's fiber-filled, naturally sweet, refreshing and has enough protein to keep you going!
04/07/2010 11:27:35 AM CDT
Romy Kittrell says ...
Grilled Caribbean-Style Pineapple Salad 1/2 fresh pineapple, cored and cut into 1" thick rings 1 bunch medium-large asparagus, woody ends snapped and cut on bias into 1" pieces 1 small red onion, cut into 1" thick slices 1 Tbls. Extra Virgin olive oil Freshly ground black pepper and Kosher salt to taste 2 Hass Avocados, cubed and tossed in 1 tsp. lime juice, set aside Toss all ingredients (except avocados) to coat evenly on a sheet pan, then place on a medium hot grill until slightly caramelized, but still crisp. Cut pineapple and onion rounds into 1" pieces and combine with asparagus, avocados and dressing (see below.) Dressing 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp. ground allspice 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp. fresh thyme, leaves only 2 tsp. light brown sugar 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2-1/4 habanero chili, minced Combine dressing ingredients in a small food processor then toss Grilled Pineapple Salad until coated but not soggy. Great served with grilled "Jerk Chicken."
04/07/2010 11:33:07 AM CDT
dana says ...
My best pineapple recipe: Cut up 3 pineapples into large chunks. Put in an airtight container and pour a 750 ml bottle of quality vodka over the pineapple chunks. Let sit in cool dry place (refrigerator is good). In 10 days...Viola! The fresh, sweet pineapple vodka!
04/07/2010 11:37:43 AM CDT
Victoria says ...
Crush pineapple, saving juice. Mix both to taste with caribbean jerk marinade. Takes some of the bite out of the jerk, but leaves in the flavor adding a hint of sweetness. Great for marinading shrimp and veggie cabobs.
04/07/2010 11:38:32 AM CDT
Michelle says ...
Marinate sliced pineapple, sliced red onion, Delight Soy patties (or chicken), teriyaki sauce, 1 clove garlic diced, and a dash of crushed red pepper for 6-12 hours. Grill the pineapple rings, soy patties (or chicken) and red onion. Serve on a whole wheat bun with vegenaise/mayonaise or just as is on a plate with some sides.
04/07/2010 11:38:44 AM CDT
Alicia Webster says ...
Puerto Vallarta Surprise Peal and chop into medium-sized chunks the following: fresh pinapple jicama mango guayaba papaya toss with lime juice, salt, and chile powder to taste. Serve immediately.
04/07/2010 11:40:59 AM CDT
Sam V. says ...
Pineapple Pudding 1 stick butter 3/4 cup sugar 4 eggs 2 cups of pineapple 4 slices of bread, cubed Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time. Add the pineapple and bread, combining gently to coat. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Enjoy!
04/07/2010 11:42:29 AM CDT
michele thomas says ...
one half cup fresh pineapple, one half cup fresh berries, 1 cup apple juice, 1/2 cup fat free yogurt, 1 t honey and flaxseed oil. blend in blender drink on ice and enjoy!!!! fresh pineapple is great to enjoy on your back deck and very healthy source for your internal body!!!!
04/07/2010 11:45:16 AM CDT
Sharron McKelvey says ...
2 cups fresh pineapple 1 tsp. ground fresh ginger 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 clove minced garlic 1/4 cup honey 1 cup chopped fennel Uncooked chicken-marinade in salt, pepper, 1/4 tsp. cayenne for 1 hour and then grill. Saute onion, garlic, fennel and ginger in frying pan with a slight amount of oil, pam or butter. As vegetables are just beginning to get soft, add the honey. As honey warms and coats vegetables, quickly add pineapple and fold in for just a minute or so. Great over grilled chicken. Enjoy.
04/07/2010 11:45:40 AM CDT
Carol McCutcheon says ...
Pineapple Orange Dream Smoothie (so healthy and delicious!) Ingredients 1 cup cubed fresh pineapple 1 cup orange juice (fresh-squeezed from chilled oranges is best) 1 banana (peeled, broken in half, and frozen) Crushed ice to taste Method Purée all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Enjoy!
04/07/2010 11:48:26 AM CDT
Gretchen Hahn says ...
I like to purchase a ready made plain flatbread..sprinkle with some feta or goat cheese...then add prosciutto and some fresh pineapple....bake at 375 for 5 to 7 minutes......delish!
04/07/2010 11:48:38 AM CDT
Susan Brown says ...
Summer Cooler 1 Whole Foods Pineapple (cored) and left in tact 1 quart Whole Foods Strawberries (washed and minced mixed with sugar and refrigerated for several hrs. until liquefied) 1/2 Whole Foods banana ice cubes Orange juice Vodka (optional) In a blender fill 3/4 with ice cubes. Add 3/4 cup liquid strawberries, about 1/4 of the pineapple meat, 1/2 banana and 1/4 cup OJ. (can use vodka in place of the OJ). Blend well so that there are no ice chunks and mixture is smooth. If not blending well, add more OJ or Vodka. When blending is finished pour mixture into the cored out Whole Foods pineapple. Add a slice of pineapple over the edge of pineapple as a garnish, add a straw and you're all set for your fruit summer cooler.
04/07/2010 11:49:52 AM CDT

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