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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pineapple and Kiwi with Lime and Coconut

Can I just say how much I love tropical fruits? They are so much tastier than the typical oranges, apples and bananas! So this recipe mixes a few of them and it sure tastes great!This makes an easy side dish or even a dessert with the sweet fruit and glaze. It really takes no cooking skills so anyone can prepare it.
1/2 small pineapple, cut into rings with core taken out of the center
2 kiwis, peeled and sliced into rounds, or half rounds
3/4 cup coconut flakes
2 limes, zested and juiced
1/4 cup of water
1/3 cup sugar
1 inch ginger root, peeled and grated on the extra fine side of the grater or zested with the zester

*You can just chop your fruit and make this into a fruit salad if you would like:

Peel and core pineapple and slice into rounds. Place rounds onto the serving plate. Cut kiwi into rounds or half rounds and place on top of the pineapple slices.
On the stovetop, in a small skillet, toast  your coconut and lime zest together until lightly golden brown. Place the toasted coconut/lime mixture on top of the kiwi and pineapple.
In a small saucepan, bring the lime juice, water, sugar and ginger to a boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar and cook for about 3-4 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it cool down all the way. Drizzle the syrup over the fruit and toasted coconut.

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