Among the many things I love about looming summer, is the great abundance of sweet fruit and vegetables (tomato salaaad here I cooome). Pineapples are one of the things I only eat when they’re really juicy and ripe, which seems to be in our European summer (which I know is strangely enough in a time when the part of the world they are coming from starts to turn into winter now). This salad properly embraces all of the good things about pineapple.
With the weather warming up, I find that I am craving fruit more than ever. Hence, this way to secretly eat the bigger part of a pineapple without anyone really noticing. If you are looking for a great snack, breakfast or light dessert, I urge you to make this salad.
It also really doesn’t hurt that this tastes like a cheweable tropical cocktail without the rum (although I can’t think of a reason to not add it, and maybe even blitzing it in the blender :)).
Whenever you make this, just make sure you find a really ripe and sweet pineapple. The easiest way to check this is by smelling the bottom of the pineapple (it should be smell sweet and fruity). Another way indicator is when you can easily pull out one of the green leaves without too much effort. Here you find an easy instruction on how to clean your pineapple.
- 1 medium sized, sweet pinepple
- juice of 1 lime
- 15 mint leaves, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon of honey, if your pineapple is not that sweet
- Clean the pineapple and quarter. Cut out the hard innercore.
- Slice the pieces of pineapple as thinly as possible. Finely chop the mint leaves and juice the lime.
- Mix everything together carefully and enjoy!