Nothing says summer quite like pineapple. It’s delectable, juicy and filled with sweet, flavorful goodness. It’s most often used in sweet dishes, but pineapple is a versatile fruit that can bring a bit of sweetness to a main dish throughout the summer months. Which means dishes featuring pineapple make for great summer dinner ideas.
I don’t know about you, but, in the summer months I want dishes that are delicious, but not complicated. The great thing about pineapple is that you get to combine it with family favorites to get that zesty summer flavor everyone craves!
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I’ve gathered some really great pineapple recipes that will please even the pickiest of eaters. Likely your kids already love pineapple! So it only makes sense to marry that sweet, succulent fruit flavor with savory meats, and veggies.
Summer Dinner Ideas for Pineapple Entrees
- Marinated Pineapple Cilantro Chicken Kabobs by Zesty Olive
- Pan-Seared Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa by The Rising Spoon
- Cold Pineapple Soup Gazpacho by Fearless Dining
- Pressure Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Shrimp by This Old Gal
- Chinese Pineapple Chicken by Kleinworth & Co.
- How To Make The Best Grilled Pineapple by Smart Savvy Living
- Easy Pork Tacos with Pineapple Slaw by This Mama Cooks
- Bacon & Pineapple Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms by
- Chipotle Pineapple and Brie Sandwiches by Spabettie
- Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Appetizers by Melanie Cooks
- Teriyaki Pineapple Pork Sliders by Or Whatever You Do
- Quick Hawaiian Pulled Chicken & Pineapple Burgers by Recipe This
- Air Fryer Huli Huli Chicken by Two Sleevers
- Grilled Pineapple Shrimp Ceviche by Health Starts In The Kitchen
- Slow Cooker Macadamia Pineapple Chicken by Strength & Sunshine
Summer Dinner Ideas for Pineapple Side Dishes & Appetizers
- Tropical Honey Mint Pineapple Fruit Salad by Honey and Lime
- Pineapple Salsa by Two Sleevers
- Pineapple Chow by Caroline’s Cooking
- Hawaiian Macaroni Salad by Spabettie
- Thai Pineapple Fried Rice by Running To The Kitchen
- Pineapple Jalapeno Poppers by Spabettie
- Pineapple Jalapeno Jam by Attainable Sustainable
- Brazilian Grilled Pineapple by Two Sleevers
- Pina Colada Cheesecake Bars by Spabettie
- Pressure Cooker Pina Colada Rice Pudding by This Old Gal
Summer Dinner Ideas for Pineapple Desserts & Sweet Treats
- Pineapple Lemonade Ice Pops by Courtney’s Sweets
- 5-Minute Pineapple Sorbet by The Things We’ll Make
- Pineapple Pie by Simply Stacie
- No Bake Pineapple Tartlet with Passion fruit by A Baking Journey
- Pina Colada Cheesecake Cupcakes by Wholesome Yum
- Carrot Pineapple Paleo Muffins by Cook Eat Paleo
- Chocolate Pineapple Meringue Kisses by The Good Hearted Woman
- Pineapple Kale Smoothie by Diabetes Strong
- Gluten-Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake by What The Fork
- 2 Ingredient Pineapple Cream Popsicles by Happy Healthy Mama
Summer Dinner Ideas for Pineapple Drinks
- Pineapple Lemonade Recipe by Know Your Produce
- Pineapple Smoothie Bowl Recipe by Kitchen Confidante
- Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie by Strength & Sunshine
- Pineapple Tumeric Smoothie by Kitchen of Youth
- Creamy Avocado Pineapple Smoothie by Happy Mothering
This list of pineapple recipes will carry you throughout the summer. Whether your are just feeding your family at home, needing a summer dish to take along for a cook out, or you are sharing a dish for dinner with friends.
I hope you enjoy all the great things this list has to offer. With 40 pineapple recipes, you’ll have something sweet and savory that will carry you through the entire summer.
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