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Minted Pineapple with ‘Bounty’ Yogurt!

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This recipe was a very happy discovery one evening whilst having dinner with the family and it’s so easy and so delicious I had to share it with you!

I had a lovely fresh pineapple I wanted to use, but decided I needed to make a little more effort than just slicing it up!  Mint makes a perfect partner, so the thinly sliced pineapple was jazzed up with a sprinkling of chopped fresh mint!  Delicious!  Coconut and pineapple are also great match, so with a spoonful of coconut yogurt on the side, there it was, an instant fresh and delicious dessert!  The chocolate shavings were a later addition as I recreated it for a quick dessert when family visited at the weekend.  It was perfect after a Sunday roast!

It has to be one of the quickest, freshest, most delicious desserts ever and it really is so easy to make. Perfect after a heavier meal or a summer barbecue and it would make a great mid morning snack.  If you’re trying to be good and not succumb to chocolate then it is still a deliciously sweet and tropical treat without the chocolate shavings!  By grating the chocolate, you only eat such a small amount that its the perfect way of having just a little.

I’m not going to write quantities here as you can make this to serve as many people as you like.  Simply quarter, core and peel a fresh pineapple and thinly slice as much as you’d like to serve.  Wash and finely chop some fresh garden mint and sprinkle over the pineapple.  This can be made a couple of hours in advance, covered and left until ready to serve.

Use a vegetable peeler to grate the chocolate direct from the bar.  Keep the chocolate chilled until  ready to serve.  I use a good quality 70% dark chocolate as its a great contrast to the sweet pineapple, but you could use milk chocolate if you prefer.

Serve the pineapple with the coconut yogurt spooned on the side and the grated chocolate sprinkled on top.

I like serving a large plate of minted pineapple and bowls of coconut yogurt and chocolate on the side, everyone can then help themselves and build their own dessert!

IMG_4514Coconut yogurt is 100% natural and made from coconut milk, rather than being a flavoured yogurt.  I’ve tried two brands.  Coyo which is a deliciously rich, thick and creamy coconut yogurt and The Coconut Collaborative, which is slightly lighter but also deliciously creamy, probably my favourite as its not so rich.  Most supermarkets are stocking coconut yogurt or you can find it in most health food shops as its a great non dairy alternative.

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