Monday, 2 April 2018

Pineapple Burger



Monday is here again !!! So the Foodie Monday Blog Hop has come up with the138th theme as 'Pineapple'. Pineapples are members of the bromeliad family and one of the few bromeliads to produce edible fruit according to some studies. The fruit is actually made of many individual berries that fuse together around a central core. Each pineapple scale is an individual berry. These tropical fruits are rich in vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants. They help in boosting the immune system, building strong bones and aiding indigestion. Despite their sweetness, pineapples are low in calories because of fat-free, cholesterol-free and low in sodium content. 


Pineapple doesn't ripe further after being picked. So always select a ready-to-eat one which is heavy in size and with a rich, sweet fragrance, the leaves should be green and fresh-looking. Pineapple, one of the spring's sweetest treat can be indulged in a variety of fresh, healthy dishes from sweet to savory. Pineapple blends beautifully with almost a number of dishes. When grilled, the fruit takes on caramelized notes. Pineapple juice forms the base of many easy cocktails as well as mocktails. These can be blended into smoothies for a tropical twist, roasted for buttery flavors that accompany cake perfectly. No matter how the uses, pineapple proves always a good pick. Some of dishes related to pineapple which are already shared in my blog are as :




Using this versatile fruit, here I have come up with a fruity burger dish as Pineapple Burger. The dish is so simple, quick and easy to assemble as well. Some shredded purple cabbage, green apple and carrots are mixed up along with some dressing to make healthy slaw. This slaw is used as the inside filling between two grilled pineapple slices and finally topped with cherry to give a burger look. The pineapple burger'll be a sure hit in party as appetizer. The whole dish is completely vegan and gluten free too. So do try this unique Pineapple Burger and give your valuable feedback either in the comment box below or tag me as #firsttimercook on Instagram. So lets go in details.




Preparation Time : 20 mins  |  Cooking Time : 6 mins

Ingredients :        

Ingredients
Measurements
Pineapple slice (1/2 inch thick)
6 no.
Red cabbage (shredded)
1 cup
Green apple
1 no
Carrot (thin stripe)
½ cup
Apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp
Honey
2 tbsp
Lime juice
½ tbsp
Olive oil
1 tbsp
Pepper powder
As needed
Salt
As needed
Cherry
For garnishing

Method :
  1. In a small bowl take olive oil, honey, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, salt and pepper.
  2. Whisk this liquid mixture until everything incorporated well. Keep aside this dressing.
  3. Next cut the green apple into thin match-stick pieces and put in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add shredded cabbage, thinly stripped carrot to the green apple pieces.
  5. Then pour the dressing onto the bowl and toss well until everything is coated in the dressing. Keep aside.
  6. Now heat a grill pan over medium heat.
  7. Place the pineapple slices carefully on the hot grill pan.
  8. Grill until lightly charred one side for about 3 minutes.
  9. Flip and again grill the other side.
  10. Turn off heat and take out the grilled slices from the pan.
  11. Now take a serving platter and place one grilled pineapple slice.
  12. Put 1-2 tbsp slaw over the pineapple slice evenly.
  13. Next place another grilled pineapple slice over the slaw.
  14. Finally put a cherry on top and serve !





Notes :

  • Lime juice is optional, but adds a bit tangy flavor to the slaw.
  • Semi ripe or fully ripe pineapple are perfectly suit for preparing these pineapple burger.


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22 comments:

  1. Pineapple burger sounds so innovative Sasmita ! Wonderful share !

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  2. wow.. lovely burger for a change.

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  3. Wow! Such an innovative recipe using pineapple! Awesome share. :)

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  4. Pineapple burger sounds interesting. Innovative and delicious share Sasmita. Loved it.

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  5. What an innovative idea to make pineapple burgers from grilled pineapple, my kiddo will love it will make for him soon.

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  6. Love your ultra healthy burger. Awesome share Sasmita.

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  7. Very innovative recipe and the pics look so tempting. My daughter has been asking me to make grilled pineapple.I think this is the one that I will be serving her!

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  8. WoW what a perfect sweetest treat which is to be fresh, healthy & yummy. Loved it.

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  9. Nice nice! I can imagine the sweet and tangy taste of the super healthy burger.

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  10. Wow, love it. This is a burger that will be a hit.

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  11. Sounds very innovative and delicious too...

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  12. Such an exotic share. The juicy pineapple slices with all the filling makes for a yummy dish

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  13. Such an innovative and interesting Burger ! And yeah, super healthy too. Absolutely loved your share !

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  14. Ultimate and very unique burger, you think simply out of the box, excellent burger, cant wait to try.

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  15. I am in love for this grilled mark on pineapple. Love it.. Burger looks superb.. Very innovative

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  16. Grilled pineapple taste awesome and in a burger avatar I can have many :)

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  17. This is seriously brilliant stuff! The pineapple slices look like a natural fit to replace usual burger buns. And I love the filling too - all natural,healthy ingredients. Now I can eat a burger without guilt. How cool is that!

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  18. Such a lovely, guilt free burger. Innovative one and good for fussy kids.

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  19. Wow such a wonderful idea to use pineapple as base for burgers. The filling is tempting too.

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  20. Great idea with pineapple and fresh fruits... grilled pineapples are my favourite, your grilled marks made to me crave for this plate..

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  21. Yummy recipe Sasmita....innovation to the core!

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