A fruity fave with kids and grown-ups alike, pineapple is the ultimate sunshine fruit.
Originating in South America, today pineapple is eaten all over the world and works in everything from retro pineapple upside-down cake to savoury salsas.
Here's how to add a tropical twist to your plate with a little pineapple…
Pork skewers with pineapple and mint salsa
Pineapple is native to Central and South American countries like Brazil and Costa Rica where a large percentage of the world’s pineapples are still grown. In these areas, you’ll see pineapple popping up in everything from cocktails and cakes to savoury meat dishes, like these pork kebabs with zingy pineapple salsa.
Serve with rice or flatbreads for a colourful and delicious dinner you can have on the table in under half an hour.
Piña colada tart
If you like piña coladas… You'll go loco for this creamy coconut and caramelised pineapple tart inspired by everyone's favourite tropical cocktail.
Leave out the rum to turn this boozy pud into a family affair. What's more, this golden tart can easily be made vegan with a couple of easy swaps. Everyone's favourite tropical cocktail has never tasted so good…
Pineapple and cinnamon crisps
Sweet with a hint of spice, these oven-dried pineapple stars are a super sophisticated take on fruit leather. The natural sugars in the fruit caramelise in the oven, giving the stars a deep, brown-sugar flavour. Try them in a lunchbox as a snack or as elegant cake decorations!
Thai pineapple and chicken stir-fried rice
Lime and pineapple are a match made in heaven: try squirting a little fresh lime juice over fresh pineapple for a juicy snack with an amazing zing.
The dynamic duo work in everything sweet or savoury, and this Thai rice dish is no different. Juicy pineapple, chicken, sweet peas and plenty of lime all come together in a fresh and colourful fried rice dish like no other. Perfect as a midweek dinner with leftovers for lunch the next day. Yum!