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Pineapple with Lime and Mint

Pineapple with lime and mint

A 1982 guide to picking a pineapple starts off by calling it a “stately leaf-crowned, prickly-skinned fruit with [a] luxurious, juicy, sweet-sour interior” – that’s a little hyperbolic, but fresh pineapple slices do make a nice dessert. This ultra-simple preparation won’t win you any prizes for the fanciest recipe in the house, but it’s easy to stack the pineapple rings so that it looks elegant, and sometimes a plate of fresh fruit is all you really want for a quick dessert.

Nutritionally, the pineapple’s biggest selling point is Vitamin C – if you make this recipe for four people, each person will get well over 100% of the RDA. It’s also got reasonable amounts of some of the B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, copper, and manganese. Being a tropical fruit, it’s also relatively high in sugar, but if you’re not on a very low-carb diet, you’ll be fine.

This recipe would be a refreshing end to a big ribfest or another barbecue meal that gets a little heavy on the fatty protein. Alternately, try it with brunch and watch it disappear: it’s a nice alternative to mixed melons, and a great way to add some color to the morning.

Pineapple with Lime and Mint Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 15 min.

Notice

Protein: 1g / %

Carbs: 17g / %

Fat: 0g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.

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Ingredients

  • 1 fresh pineapple;
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime;
  • Fresh mint leaves, minced;
Pineapple with lime and mint preparation

Preparation

  1. Slice the top and bottom off of the pineapple. Stand the pineapple up, and slice the sides off.
  2. Cut the pineapple into 4 thick slices.
  3. Sprinkle the lime zest, lime juice, and minced mint over each pineapple slice and serve.