Pineapples are such a great ingredient to have on hand during the summer. These sweet (and sometimes sour) fruits taste great on their own, but also work so well in more elaborate recipes. You can eat them in cake, oatmeal, and even tacos! This fruit is versatile and works with both sweet and savory dishes! If you’ve never cooked with pineapple before, now’s your chance! These 12 pineapple recipes are super delicious and will trasport you to paradise!

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1. Blueberry Pineapple Overnight Oatmeal

Blueberry Pineapple Overnight Oatmeal

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This Blueberry Pineapple Overnight Oatmeal by Lauren Smith is perfect for summer. It’s so fresh and filling — the perfect way to start a long day of swimming and hanging out in the sun. It will also give you the opportunity to try that new plant-based yogurt that you’ve been looking for an excuse to buy. Vegan yogurt will add some extra protein and creaminess to your oatmeal, which is always a good idea.

2. Seaside Luau Tacos

Seaside Luau Tacos

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The spicy mango salsa paired with the teriyaki tofu and lime dressing is a magical combination that transports you to Hawaii. These fresh and sweet flavors are so addictive and great for a potential luau. You have to try these Seaside Luau Tacos by Katia Martin!

3. Pineapple Teriyaki Fried Quinoa

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Quinoa is really great because its a whole grain that cooks in just 15-20 minutes so you can make a quick + healthy meal in no time. This Pineapple Teriyaki Fried Quinoa by Megan Calipari is quick, easy, and delicious!

4. Sweet Potato Quesadillas With Black Bean Pineapple Salsa

Sweet Potato Quesadillas With Black Bean Pineapple Salsa

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Sweet potatoes mashed with coconut oil, cumin, chili powder, and sea salt are sandwiched between a spinach tortilla and heated on a warm skillet. Top with fresh tropical black bean pineapple salsa. These Sweet Potato Quesadillas With Black Bean Pineapple Salsa by Crissy Cavanaugh. are suitable for a meal or\ an appetizer!

5. Almond Flour Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Almond Flour Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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Lightened-up pineapple upside-down cake made gluten-free and vegan with almond flour and sweetened with pineapple and unrefined coconut sugar. You have to try this Almond Flour Pineapple Upside Down Cake by Lauren Kirchmaier!

6. Aloha Teriyaki Burger

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Take your tummy on a tropical vacation with this Aloha Teriyaki Burger by Joni Marie Newman! These are delicious on a grilled bun with lettuce, grilled Maui onions, and a thick, grilled pineapple ring.

7. Pineapple Baked Ham

Pineapple Baked Ham

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The holiday ham, adorned with pineapple rings, is a magazine cover-ready classic. Here, you can stroll down memory lane with a plant-based version, complete with a layer of white “fat” wrapped around it and a sweet, pineapple glaze. This Pineapple Baked Ham by Plant-Based Meats, Robin Asbell is perfect for any time of year and any occasion!

8. Carrot Pineapple Oatmeal

Vegan carrot pineapple oatmeal

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Pineapple surprisingly pairs well with so many different foods and flavors, which is precisely the case with this Carrot Pineapple Oatmeal by Lauren Smith. Try this delicious combination for your next breakfast to see just how versatile pineapple is!

9. Frozen Piña Colada Cake

Frozen Piña Colada Cake

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This beautiful Frozen Piña Colada Cake by Emily Spain is reminiscent of sipping a chilly piña colada in a tropical paradise. The creamy coconut milk filling is flavored with sweet, yet tart pineapple and can be served one of two ways. You can serve it thawed so that it’s like a cream cake or serve it frozen for a cake that’s like ice cream. You won’t believe this has an entire zucchini in it. It’s totally undetectable, only adding to the creaminess, so the cake is totally delicious.

10. El Camino Juice

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Pineapple, fresh cilantro, spinach, jalapeño, ginger, and coconut water come together to make one outstanding juice—Rouxbe‘s El Camino Juice is so good you may just want to make it into a cocktail.

11. Green Pina Colada Breakfast Bowl


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This Green Pina Colada Breakfast Bowl by Viktoria Radichkova tastes like ice cream and is as healthy, as it’s delicious.

12. Vintage Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Vintage Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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This Vintage Pineapple Upside-Down Cake by Renee McKenzie is just like the one that’s probably camping out in the recesses of your dessert memories – but way better than that. Sweet caramelized pineapple rings, fluffy and tender cake, even the Maraschino cherries make an appearance!

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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