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caramelized pork tacos with pineapple salsa

This time of year, we’re always looking for new and exciting ways to throw meat on the grill.  These yummy tacos hit the spot with a homemade pineapple salsa that packs plenty of flavor and crunch.

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pineapple and ginger moscow mule

Inspired by a cocktail from SoHo House in West Hollywood, this summertime take on the Mule is like California in a glass. Top with candied pineapple or crystallized ginger for a delicious finish.

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grilled pineapple with cinnamon honey drizzle

Come summertime, we want to throw everything on the grill – even our fruit.  Luckily, some fruits – like pineapple – actually taste better with a little char.  Top yours with an irresistible Cinnamon Honey Drizzle, and you’ve achieved summer dessert perfection.

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asian pineapple salad with peanut coconut dressing

Consider this the ultimate summertime salad.  Pineapple, bell pepper, jicama, roasted peanuts, and toasted coconut are drenched in the most delicious Coconut Peanut Dressing ever.  Craving protein?  Up your salad game by mixing in some grilled chicken or shrimp, and this salad becomes a one-bowl meal no one can resist.

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speedy pineapple lemonade cooler

There are plenty of delicious pineapple cocktails out there, but sometimes you need something refreshing minus the buzz. This 5-ingredient cooler is crisp and fruity, sans alcohol (and remember – you can always mix in some vodka or rum for more festive occasions).

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pineapple wrapped bacon bites

This fun 2-ingredient side is perfect for popping onto the barbecue alongside your grilled main.  They cook up quickly, and everyone will love snacking on these appetizer-sized bites until the big meal is ready.

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skinny pineapple smoothie

Who doesn’t love a cool, delicious smoothie in the hot summer months?  This ‘skinny’ version made with banana and pineapple is made creamy by Greek yogurt and either fat free or coconut milk.

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gluten free pineapple coconut muffins

Make a batch of these tasty muffins on the weekend, and you have a homemade breakfast ready to go all week – the perfect pairing for your regular morning joe, or iced coffee when the temperature rises.

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frozen pineapple margarita

Whether you’re beachside or landlocked, this Frozen Pineapple Margarita is sure to inject serious tropical vibes into your summertime routine.

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pineapple sweet chili sauce

This homemade version of sweet chili sauce ups the flavor quotient with a full cup of fresh pineapple and LOTS of spicy flavor.  Make an extra large batch and use to top all of your grilled favs, from pork to chicken to fish.  Or, wrap jars of preserved sauce in pretty paper for hostess gifts all summer long.

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mango pineapple sorbet

Sorbet is ice cream’s lighter, fruitier cousin that we all love to scoop in the hottest of summer months.  Some prefer sorbet for its intense fruit flavor, and we’re loving the idea of this tropical mango-pineapple combo.

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pineapple guacamole

The next time you need a side dish idea, look no further than this tasty twist on guacamole, mixed with sweet dices of juicy pineapple.  Side dish DONE.  You’re welcome.

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lava flow popsicles

Kids and adults will love the fun lava flow effect going on in these colorful popsicles, thanks to a fruity combination of mango-pineapple and strawberry-orange.

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salmon teriyaki with pineapple salsa

If grilled fish is your summertime go-to, this tropical take on salmon is a must.  Top with a homemade pineapple salsa for crowd-pleasing flavor that is just as tasty spooned over pork or chicken.

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pineapple poke cake with pineapple glaze

Poke cakes are great for barbecues.  Bake them in advance, and they stay plenty moist until dessert time.  Tip: Top with flakes of sweetened coconut for added texture and coconutty flavor.

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pineapple avocado green smoothie

When you crave a smoothie with serious nutritional kick, try this shockingly green take on an avocado smoothie, sweetened with plenty of pineapple.  A handful of spinach ensures that this treat is more than just another pretty drink.

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tropical coconut pineapple cashew rice

There’s so much going on here – coconut milk, red curry paste, ginger, and of course pineapple – that you won’t believe how easy this rice is to make.  Pair this simple side with practically any grilled main for a serious upgrade on steamed rice.

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strawberry bottomed pineapple margaritas

Strawberry puree combines with a homemade simple pineapple syrup and fresh lime juice to create this too-good-to-resist margarita.  Not a tequila fan?  Swap in vodka for another take on this fruity libation.

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grilled coconut and pineapple sweet chili shrimp

Everything about this recipe feels like a tropical vacation, complete with pineapple of course.

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fresh pineapple jam + sauce

If you simply can’t get enough fresh pineapple this summer, make a batch of this sauce for adding pineapple flavor to just about anything – pancakes, sauces, mixed drinks, salad dressings, grilled meat, ice cream…you get the idea.

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hawaiian chicken kabobs

When you need to shake up a boring kabab, add in a few chunks of fresh pineapple for a surprisingly sweet twist on your average grilled skewer.

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hawaiian oatmeal

Breakfast isn’t just for bananas and orange juice.  This Hawaiian oatmeal is full of crunchy nuts, chewy coconut, and lots of sweet pineapple flavor.

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pineapple ice cream

No summer is complete without ice cream, and there’s nothing like homemade.  If you don’t own an ice cream maker, this recipe is reason enough to get one. Bonus points if you serve it IN a pineapple! 

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pineapple pulled pork pizza with bacon, jalapeños, and cilantro

We all know Hawaiian Pizza, but this version is an even bolder take on the pineapple pie.  Salty, sweet, spicy, and hearty – this recipe has something for everyone.  Try grilling on the barbecue for added char and a crisper crust.

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pineapple lime coconut water

This yummy 4-ingredient cooler comes together in minutes, and is perfect for hydrating on the hottest of summer days.  Tip: Mixing everything up in the blender helps to create that fizzy, soda-like texture.

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chocolate coated pineapple pops

Kids and adults will be fighting over these tasty frozen pineapple pops – a new take on chocolate covered bananas.  If coconut isn’t your fav, try rolling these in chopped nuts or even candy sprinkles instead.

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triple layer pineapple upside down cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a classic for a reason.  This triple decker version ensures there is plenty to go around come party time.

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grilled pineapple chicken foil packets

Foil packs are a grilling newbie’s best friend.  Without much skill or experience, just about anyone can pop their favorite ingredients into a foil pouch and let the grill do the rest.  Next time, add some chunks of diced pineapple to the mix for an unexpected bit of sweetness – as in this Grilled Pineapple Chicken version.

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pina colada fruit pizza

End your next barbecue with this dessert pizza, and everyone will be coming back for seconds.

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