THE WORLD’S GREATEST DEBATE: does pineapple belong on pizza?
We know. Pineapple-lovers who read this are cheering with fist-bumps while pineapple-haters are about to exit the browser window. But wait! We’re not just here to talk about the greatest debate in pizza history. We’re here to talk about PINEAPPLE alone, and the wonderful healthy meal hacks it lends itself to (outside of just a controversial pizza topping).
Let’s be honest. There is something about pineapple that just feels like summer. And in today’s world where a ray of sunshine goes a long way, we’re here for it. From sweet summer salsa to delicious taco fillings, here are our five favorite pineapple recipes that are perfect for anyone looking for delicious healthy summer meal hacks!
1) Pineapple Salsa Recipe
Add a taste of summer to your #TacoTuesday celebration with cauliflower tortillas and this pineapple salsa. Full of bright colors and a delightful combination of sweet and spicy, it’s kind of like our quarantine personalities (alright, alright, we admit might be spicier). While this healthy summer recipe is delicious in tacos, it’s also perfect for your chicken dish or as a sweet dip for your chips. Ok fine, we even eat it straight from the bowl sometimes too. Once you try it, you’ll understand why!
2) The Recipe That Shall Not Be Named (aka Pineapple Pizza Recipe)
Warning: if you vehemently disagree with pineapple as a pizza topping, we highly advise you move on to the next recipe because we're talkin’ about a Classic Pineapple Pizza. Truly a luau for your taste buds, this sweet recipe is made with our CAULIPOWER Three Cheese Pizza and is a healthy summer dinner meal the entire family will enjoy. And for those who can’t bear the thought of pineapple pizza, we have you covered. Check out our fan-favorite CAULIPOWER Margherita or Veggie cauliflower pizzas for a tasty, crispy, better-for-you option.
3) Pineapple & Ricotta Sweet PotaTOASTS Recipe
If you're looking for a healthy summer recipe that is extra special, our Pineapple and Ricotta Cheese Sweet PotaTOASTS are a must try! A recipe so yummy it's hard not to talk about, or even look at, without drooling. Rich and creamy ricotta cheese comes together with the sweetness of pineapple to make a flavor so delicious there aren’t enough words in the English language to describe it.
4) Baked Pineapple Chicken Bowl Recipe
If you’re like us, you’ve caved and scrolled through TikTok one too many hours. When we’re not trying to learn the newest dance, however, we’re baking new recipes. That’s how this fresh pineapple chicken recipe was born - thank you, quarantine! Our Baked Pineapple Chicken Bowl isn't just savory and sweet, it's savory, sweet, and sour! With CAULIPOWER’s crispy Chicken Tenders (which are sugar-free, dairy-free, and the LOWEST in calories) and juicy pineapple chunks, this summer recipe is a flavor combination everyone can enjoy. Serve with CAULIPOWER’s Sesame Citrus Riced Cauliflower to make this the ultimate meal hack!
5) Pineapple Paella Recipe
Last but not least, the greatest meal hack of all: Pineapple Paella. While ‘Paella’ may sound daunting, we’ll be honest - this is essentially as easy as making a simple pineapple chicken stir fry. Packed with flavor and filled with delicious veggies, this healthy summer meal can be customized however your heart desires. Take advantage of CAULIPOWER Riced Cauliflower’s quick cook time by skipping the trip to the store and using whatever you have in the back of your freezer (yes, we’re talking about those frozen peas that have been sitting in there for a while now). Quickly heat up our CAULIPOWER Riced Cauliflower in a skillet, add your seasoned chicken and pineapple, and you’ve got yourself a nice fiesta at home!
While we could go on for hours about our favorite pineapple meal hacks, we're going to stop while we're ahead. Feeling inspired? Have other pineapple ideas to share? Head to Meal Hacks to find recipes, share your faves, and get inspired.