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10 Summer Pineapple Recipes You’ll Be Eating All Season Long

10 Summer Pineapple Recipes You’ll Be Eating All Season Long

Nothing in the world says tropical getaway like summer pineapple recipes. Whether it’s a sweet and savory entree, a sweet pineapple upside-down cake, or a fresh pineapple cocktail, you’re definitely going to need these recipes, especially if you like pineapple (if you don’t, maybe not so much). If you do, here’s 10 that will be sure to make every meal a tropical getaway!

1. Pineapple Crisp

It’s the perfect pineapple dessert to compliment the conclusion of the perfect summer dinner – and what’s more it’s the perfect way to start out our summer pineapple recipes! Also awesome with whipped cream and/or ice cream.

For the recipe, simply click on the link here!

10 Summer Pineapple Recipes You’ll Be Eating All Season Long

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2. Pineapple Fried Rice

It’s like normal fried rice, but with pineapple! And as with fried rice, it’s super easy, super delicious, and makes a great side dish! Here are the ingredients that you’ll need:

A drizzle of coconut or vegetable oil

Chopped pineapple

4 cloves of garlic, minced

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Frozen peas and carrots

1 sliced bell pepper

Lime

A squirt of sriracha or a dollop of chili sauce

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2 eggs, beaten

Diced green onion

1/4 cup of soy sauce

Leftover white rice

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Directions:

Bring a pan with a thick drizzle of oil in it to high heat.

Once hot, throw on the pineapple, pepper, and onion until the veggies are soft and the pineapples have begun to get golden-brown and caramelized.

Throw in the garlic until it gets golden.

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Add the rice, then the frozen peas and carrots. Then squeeze all the juices of the lime in, and add the soy sauce and sriracha sauce or chili sauce, then the green onion.

Stir until well mixed.

Throw in egg and begin stirring immediately and do not stop until mixture thickens and the eggs start to scramble.

Serve a la carte or on the side of something! Enjoy!

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10 Summer Pineapple Recipes You’ll Be Eating All Season Long

3. Pineapple Upside-down Cake

When one thinks of the perfect Hawaiian escape, pineapple upside-down cake is one dessert that will inevitably come to mind. Basically, it’s a pineapple-smothered pancake that’s more cake than pan. If you haven’t tried it yet you need to, and if you have and your mind can’t keep from drifting away towards the Hawaiian sunshine, hopefully, this recipe will sate your longing for paradise, for but a moment if nothing else.

For the full recipe, click here!

10 Summer Pineapple Recipes You’ll Be Eating All Season Long

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4. Homemade Hawaiian Teriyaki Sauce

3/4 cup of soy sauce

14 ounce can of pineapple chunks with juice, preferably without added sugar

2 tablespoons of minced ginger

5 cloves of garlic minced

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2 tablespoons of sweet cooking sake

1/2 cup of brown sugar

1 tablespoon of red pepper

1/4 cup of corn starch

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Directions:

Just throw it all into a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
When the sauce reaches a boil, throw in the corn starch and stir it while you bring it down to a simmer.

When adequately thickened, take the sauce off the heat.

There you have it: a sweet and savory Hawaiian teriyaki sauce that’s perfect for so many different dishes, from a Hawaiian teriyaki chicken rice bowl to delicious Asian-fusion tacos.

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10 Summer Pineapple Recipes You’ll Be Eating All Season Long

5. Pan-roasted Chicken With A Pineapple-chili Glaze

I mean, it’s all there in the name. What more could you want out of summer pineapple recipes than this sweet, spicy, and savory-glazed chicken entree? Also, it’s pretty amazing over fried rice!

For the recipe in its entirety, click here!

10 Summer Pineapple Recipes You’ll Be Eating All Season Long

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6. Slow-cooker Al Pastor

Al Pastor is my personal favorite among these summer pineapple recipes. It’s sweet and savory goodness for tacos, over rice, a la carte, or even as a Mexican-style torta (a sandwich of sorts). Here are the ingredients you’re going to need for this tasty concoction:

1 pound of pork shoulder

4 cloves of garlic (minced)

Onion, peeled and quartered

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Pineapple, chopped

Parsley

Taco (or taco-like) spice rub

Guajillo chile

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2 tablespoons of white vinegar

1/2 cup of chicken stock

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

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Rub the spices thickly onto the pork shoulder. Poke it with a fork and throw it into the crockpot.

Throw everything else into the crockpot, then close and set it to medium-high for 6 hours.

If you want a little extra pineapple for topping, set a smidge aside before crockpot time and throw it on afterward. Then serve as you see fit.

Note: also pretty good with a garnish of cotija cheese.

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10 Summer Pineapple Recipes You’ll Be Eating All Season Long

7. Frozen Pineapple Mojito

What more really needs to be said about this? A sweet, happy slushy cocktail that’ll revitalize and refresh you regardless of how bad global warming is getting! If you’ve got the time, definitely make the pineapple cup. Not only is it decadent af, but it also adds a great pineapple flavor enhancement to boot!

For the full cocktail recipe, click here!

10 Summer Pineapple Recipes You’ll Be Eating All Season Long

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8. Pineapple Salsa Verde

Verde means green – which of course can only mean one thing: tomatillo – so you can be sure this is going to be a great addition to our summer pineapple recipes! And aside from the tomatillos, you only need a few more ingredients:

Tomatillos halved

Pineapple cut into thick rings

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Onions, peeled and halved

Jalapeños halved

Minced garlic

Olive oil

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Parsley

Salt and pepper to taste

All you need to do is this:

Set your grill to high and give it about 10-15 minutes to warm up.

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On a plate (or whatever – I suppose you could just use a pile of paper towels if you want), drizzle some olive oil over the tomatillos, pineapple, and onions. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Throw all that shiznit on the grill – keeping an eye on it for 5 minutes, then flip for another 5 minutes.

When everything’s nice and tender (most importantly the tomatillos), take everything on the grill.

Throw it all into a blender with a splash of oil, a little parsley, salt and pepper to taste, and the minced garlic (the more the better in my opinion), and blend until well liquified.

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10 Summer Pineapple Recipes You’ll Be Eating All Season Long

9. Jungle Bird

The characterizing flavor of this cocktail is the Campari, which is an Italian bitters liqueur that gives the drink it’s deep red hue and it’s sweet and sour fruity flavor. Aside from this, however, it’s just a basic tiki-style cocktail from there: pineapple juice, simple syrup, fresh lime, and a good-quality dark rum. Mix it all together and what have you got? One mean pineapple cocktail for any level of heat that summer can dish out at you is what you’ve got!

For the full recipe, click here!

10 Summer Pineapple Recipes You’ll Be Eating All Season Long

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10. Island Party Punch

Literally just 3 ingredients:

Pineapple juice

Coconut rum

Prosecco

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Pineapple chunks

Maraschino cherries

Directions:

Just pour a bottle of Prosecco into a serving jug with one or two cups of ice.

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Throw in cherries and pineapple to taste as well as garnish.

With the remaining space in the jug, add pineapple juice and rum as you see fit (pineapple juice for more sweet tang, rum for more coconut flavor and to get a better buzz).

Mix everything together and serve!

10 Summer Pineapple Recipes You’ll Be Eating All Season Long

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There you have it! 10 delicious summer pineapple recipes that you can eat all season long! If you have any more recipes you’d like to add, or any thoughts or concerns, feel free to share in the comment section below!

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