I love pineapples – they’re refreshing, sweet and remind me of tropical times. When John and I were in Costa Rica, we ate a lot of pineapple – even John had tons of it. I’ve always had a weird reaction to pineapples. They tear up the roof of my mouth and irritates it so bad but I can’t ever stop eating them. Not too long ago, I realized this reaction is more common than not. Despite my pineapple irritation, I still found time and courage to make spicy pineapple wedges because I’m a glutton for punishment, apparently.
Despite the irritation that pineapples sometimes come along with consuming pineapples, I do enjoy snacking on them and I especially love them in cocktails. I mean, take a look around my blog. You’ll see pineapple stuff all over the place (like here and here).
Besides me enjoying them in cocktails and delicious dessert bars, pineapples have tons of health benefits. They’re loaded with vitamin C, they can help with digestion issues and with bone strength.
Recently, I was looking for healthy-ish snack options besides my usual unhealthy mix of Goldfish (which I love) and Lay’s Sweet Southern Heat chips. I’m embarrassed to say this but I like to call that little snack “fish and chips”. Geez that’s lame but it’s so really good. Anyway, to get away from my fish and chips, I went out and purchased a whole pineapple (here’s a quick tutorial on how to cut pineapples). I cut them into wedges and made a really addictive snack of spicy pineapple wedges.
These are great if you’re having a picnic and need an idea for a simple snack to pack. They’re also great for a low-maintenance dessert option at home. If you’re not a huge fan of spice, you can adjust the heat however you like.
How to: Spicy Pineapple Wedges