3 Salads with Pineapple That Are Perfect for Dinner

· March 12, 2019
Pineapple is a very versatile fruit that can be combined with both sweet and savory foods. Because of this, it is the ideal option to include in our salads.

If you have problems reconciling good nutrition with weight,  you should try these 3 salads with pineapple as a solution. A balanced diet should not be synonymous with sacrifice, because there are many healthy, flavorful foods that you can eat.

Pineapple is the perfect fruit to prepare for any type of salad. Its rich flavor and texture makes a contrast with that of other ingredients. And, if you’re already tired of eating the same thing, this would be an excellent alternative for you to vary your menu.

You should know that preparing any recipe with pineapple gives us countless benefits for our health. This is due to its high content of vitamins B1 and C, folic acid, and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and sodium.

In addition to this, it has multiple benefits such as it:

  • Aids digestion.
  • Helps the heart.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Regulates glucose levels.
  • Prevents cancer  (Bromelain fights cancer cells).

In short, it is the perfect fruit to make any type of recipe that you can think of. We will show you how to prepare 3 delicious pineapple salads.

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3 salads with pineapple

1. Pineapple salad with spinach

If you are one of those people who always arrive from work tired, with no desire to cook, this is the perfect salad for you. Just peel and cut one or two pineapples and store them in the fridge to eat them on future occasions.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of spinach (90 g)
  • 3 tablespoons of vinegar (45 ml)
  • ½ a glass of water (100 ml)
  • 1 cup of pineapple pieces (150 g)
  • ½ a cup of walnuts (75 g)
  • ½ a cup of raisins (75 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil (5 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard (5 ml)
  • ¼ cup of Greek yogurt (50 ml)
  • 2 teaspoons of chopped parsley (10 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (5 g)
woman cutting a pineapple

Preparation

  1. First, wash the spinach well with the water and vinegar and place them in a bowl together with the pineapple.
  2. Then, in a mortar, crush the nuts until they have a powder-like consistency.
  3. After, mix them with the raisins.
  4. Add them to the bowl with the spinach and pineapple.
  5. For the salad dressing, you should mix the yogurt, olive oil, mustard, and the parsley. Add the teaspoon of salt at the end to give it a little flavor.
  6. Finally, pour the dressing over the salad, serve and enjoy your pineapple-based salad.

2. Pineapple and yogurt salad

Most people who care for their figure are always concerned about the foods they put in their mouths and, therefore, the calories and carbohydrates they have. But luckily, with this dish, you will not have to worry about it.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium pineapple
  • 1 apple
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • ½ a cup of walnuts (75 g)
  • ½ a cup of Greek yogurt (100 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (50 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (5 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (5 g)

Preparation

  1. To start, peel and cut the pineapple and apple into pieces, and the celery into small squares as well.
  2. Then, in a mortar, crush the nuts.
  3. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and sprinkle them with the yogurt, honey, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Finally, mix all the ingredients well, serve and enjoy.

3. Pineapple salad with cucumber and yogurt

Cucumber has always been an excellent choice for salads, but combining it with pineapple is even better as it is very low in calories and carbohydrates. Remember, at dinner time we should eat lightly, since we do not burn the same calories as during the day.

cucumber slices and yogurt salad with pineapple

Ingredients

  • ½ of a head of lettuce
  • 1 large cucumber
  • ½ of a red pepper
  • 1 cup of pineapple (150 g)
  • 1 apple
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped cilantro (45 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (5 g)
  • 3 tablespoons of pineapple yogurt (45 ml)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of white pepper (5 g)

See also: 7 Powerful Benefits of Cilantro

Preparation

  1. First, cut the pepper, apple, and cucumber into small pieces, without removing the skin.
  2. Next, wash the lettuce with water and vinegar and place it in a bowl with the previous ingredients.
  3. Add the pineapple and the cilantro.
  4. Then, add salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Stir a little so that the ingredients mix well.
  5. Place the salad in the refrigerator for 20 or 30 minutes.
  6. Finally, serve the salad on individual plates and pour the yogurt on it. Enjoy a delicious pineapple salad with cucumber and yogurt.

Farid Hossain, M. (2015). Nutritional Value and Medicinal Benefits of Pineapple. International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijnfs.20150401.22