Fresh, sweet pineapple mingles with healthy blueberries all covered in a honey lime dressing. So yummy and so healthy. This Pineapple Blueberry Fruit Salad in a Pineapple Bowl is the perfect summer treat. Or, any season for that matter!
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You may have seen my fun new kitchen toy, the Deiss Pineapple Corer. If not, take a look at that video and you’ll see how easy it is to use and how awesome the pineapple comes out.
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Pineapple Blueberry Fruit Salad
Well, since the pineapple corer makes such a beautiful pineapple bowl, and it makes it so easily, I thought I should put that bowl to good use. So I created this really simple and beautiful fruit salad for everyone to enjoy. It’s not just aesthetically pleasing, but it’s super yummy too.
After cutting the pineapple from the pineapple bowl, chop it into chunks. Mix the pineapple chunks with some fresh blueberries. Mix up a simple dressing of lime juice and honey, drizzle that over the fruit, and garnish with a little lime zest. That’s it! You have a delicious and impressive Pineapple Blueberry Fruit Salad in a Pineapple Bowl. And, it was really easy to make.
Make this Pineapple Blueberry Fruit Salad in a Pineapple Bowl for the summer block party, for the 4th of July party, or anytime you need to bring a dish for a potluck. Since you can buy pineapples and blueberries pretty much year-round now, I think this would be a fun treat for serving at Christmas breakfast.
How to choose a ripe pineapple
Look for a golden-yellow pineapple. The yellower the exterior is, the riper the fruit will be.
A ripe pineapple should have a small amount of “give” when gently squeezed.
Next, smell the bottom of the pineapple, it should smell really pineapple-y. If there’s a lack of fragrance, it isn’t ripe. And, if it smells of vinegar, it’s past its prime.
Pineapple doesn’t ripen a lot after it’s been harvested, which means that you won’t be able to wait for it to ripen on your counter.
How to cut pineapple for fruit salad
You know, I love fresh pineapple. So sweet and juicy. Tart, tangy. Yum! But I rarely get one and cut one open because I don’t have that kind of time. Cutting the skin off the sides. Cutting open the whole thing, and into chunks. Oh, and don’t forget to cut the core out. All while being careful not to cut your hand off. Nope, I rarely do it.
But I found this Deiss Pineapple corer to be so easy to work with! So the answer to How to cut pineapple is simply to get this great kitchen tool. It makes short work of the pineapple. Think of it as a cutting pineapple hack.
How to cut a pineapple boat
And, if you want to make a pineapple boat, you know where they lay the pineapple down on its side, open up the pineapple bowl, and serve the fruit inside the bowl laying down. Simply use the pineapple corer tool, and once you have the pineapple bowl, it in half lengthwise. This way you get two serving bowls out of one pineapple. And, it’s a great way to serve on a buffet table that may have two sides to it.
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Pineapple Blueberry Fruit Salad in a Pineapple Bowl Recipe
Pineapple Blueberry Fruit Salad in a Pineapple Bowl
- 1 fresh whole pineapple
- 1 large handful fresh blueberries
- 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon mild flavored honey
- Cut the top off of the pineapple (save the top for a pretty presentation if you want). Position the pineapple corer over the core of the pineapple, and rotate the blades down toward the bottom of the pineapple. You don’t even have to cut the sides off of the pineapple or anything!
- Once you’re near the bottom of the pineapple, give the corer a wiggle to break the pineapple rigs off, and slide the corer up. Break or cut the core of the pineapple from the bottom of the pineapple bowl.
- Take the top black plastic part off of the corer, and slide the rings off the center. Slice the pineapple rings into chunks and place in a large bowl. Toss in a large handful of blueberries, and mix gently.
- In a separate small bowl, stir together the juice of 1 lime with 1 tablespoon honey until well mixed.
- Pour the honey-lime dressing over the fruit in the bowl, and gently toss to mix. Spoon the fruit salad into the pineapple bowl, and drizzle over any remaining liquid. Garnish with lime zest if desired.