Ginger-mint pineapple salad
Juicy ripe pineapple is tossed with lime, ginger and fresh mint for a super light and refreshing dessert. Also makes a terrific starter. It's important to pick a fresh, ripe pineapple for the best flavor in this dish. Choose a pineapple that has a firm, brown skin and that's not too green. Smell the pineapple to be sure that it has a strong and fresh pineapple smell to it. To prepare the pineapple, use a long knife to slice the top off of the pineapple. Then remove the brown skin from around the rest of the pineapple. Once peeled, remove the pineapple core and cut the pineapple into slices.
6 cup(s), fresh, cut into chunks
2 tsp, freshly grated
Fresh lime juice
1 tsp, fresh, grated
2 Tbsp, fresh, slivered (plus extra sprigs for garnish)
- In a large bowl, toss together all ingredients; refrigerate, tossing occasionally, until sugar dissolves and mixture is well-chilled, about 15 minutes.
- To serve, spoon 1 cup of pineapple salad into each of four glasses or dessert bowls; garnish with mint sprigs. Yields 1 cup per serving.