Tasty Recipes For Cooking With A Can Of Pineapple Chunks

Do you have a can of pineapple chunks that are going unused and are close to their expiration date? It’s time to put on your chef hat, whip up some delicious recipes with this tropical fruit, and treat your taste buds to something wonderful. From desserts and drinks all the way through side dishes and main course items – here are a few tasty options for making something delicious with pineapple chunks.

1. Pineapple Popsicles

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It’s time to get your hands on that can of pineapple chunks and make some icy treats. Try these pineapple popsicles – they’re sure to satisfy your cravings. All you have to do is drain the pieces from the liquid, blend them until they get creamy smooth, and pour the mixture into a mold. Freeze for a few hours, and your pineapple popsicles are ready.

2. Pineapple Salsa

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For preparing delicious salsa with pineapples, cut them into tiny bite-sized cubes first so they won’t be too big when served. Don’t forget about collecting all that juicy goodness either – adding the liquid will give your pineapple salsa a sweet twist. Mix the pieces of fruit up with other ingredients such as tomatoes, diced red onion, cilantro leaves, and jalapeno pepper. Finally, squirt some lemon juice on top for added flavor.

3. Pineapple Whip

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If you’ve been to Disneyland, you know that nothing can beat a bowl of cool pineapple whip. Start by draining chunks of pineapples from their canned liquid; blend them together with coconut milk, cream, and honey. Freeze the mixture for a few hours & scoop out what you want to eat.

4. Curry Pineapple Turkey Rice Bowl

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This curry pineapple turkey rice bowl is a delicious option for dinner. To make this mouth-watering dish, start by cooking ground turkey in oil along with onions and garlic. Then add some flavorful ingredients like curry powder, pineapple chunks (with juice), and a bit of red pepper flakes into the mix too. Cilantro makes for a great garnish here.

5. Pineapple Pork Kabobs

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Making pineapple pork kabobs is a delicious way to cook this juicy fruit. You first marinate the pork cubes, along with pineapple chunks, in a special blend of soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. This combination creates a sweet yet tangy flavor that is totally satisfying.

6. Pineapple Chicken Verde

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Verde in a white bowl.
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Taco Tuesday? Make it even better by trying out pineapple chicken verde for salsa verde lovers. This dish is a heavenly fusion of zesty flavors from green salsa verde combined with the tropical sweetness of pineapple.

7. Green Lemon Pineapple Smoothie

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Fancy something healthy yet delicious? Try a green lemon pineapple smoothie. The major components are pineapple bits, spinach leaves, and kale. But if you need it thicker, feel free to add yogurt, coconut water, or almond milk into the mix.

8. Sheet Pan Pineapple Shrimp

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For this Sheet pan pineapple shrimp, you need to marinate pineapple chunks and shrimp in a mixture of soy sauce, honey, garlic, and ginger. Then, roast them together with bell peppers in an oven until they caramelize.

9. Coconut Pineapple Muffins

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These coconut pineapple muffins are packed full of shredded coconut and fresh pineapple chunks, making them ideal for an evening snack if you want something filling without taking too long to make.

10. Hawaiian Chicken

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Hawaiian Chicken is made with chicken, pineapple chunks, soy sauce, ginger garlic, red bell peppers, and onions as the main ingredients. The combination of sweet and savory taste is a sure-shot hit. The dish is often served over a bed of cooked rice.

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