Pineapple with Chile Salt

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Just as other folks are calling it quits from the blogging game, I’ve decided to stage my triumphant return!  (sarcasm hopefully noted)

As much as I’ve loved taking the time off for both work and fun (international trips! beach days! reading actual books!), my slacking has started to catch up to me.  No longer am I able to quickly pull up new favorite recipes online… recipes are now scattered in various notebooks and scraps of paper.   It’s a bad scene.

And so I’m going to ease back in with a quick and easy recipe, which is barely even a recipe.  Sweet, sun-ripened fruit with a sprinkle of spicy salt?  Truly a match made in heaven.  Right after I tried this for the first time, I made it about four times in the subsequent week.  It was the perfect after work pick-me-up snack.   If you don’t have easy access to pineapple like I do, feel free to substitute your favorite fruit.  And I may or may not be heading off to make some chile salt right after I hit post, so that I can sprinkle some on that Alphonso mango sorbet in the fridge…

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Pineapple with Chile Salt

Yield: 3-4 cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


* 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
* 2 red finger-length chiles, thinly sliced
* 2 TB sea or kosher salt
* 2 teaspoons sugar


In a morar and pestle, pound the chiles, salt and sugar until the chiles have begun to break down and have tinted the mixture a light pink. Scoop mixture into a small serving dish.

Dip the chunks of pineapple in the chile salt and enjoy!

Adapted from Easy Thai Cooking by Robert Danhi

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12 Responses to “Pineapple with Chile Salt”

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    winnie — October 4, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    So happy you will be posting again. I was worried you had lost your blogging mojo. Be well – Winnie


    • Cate — October 4th, 2014 @ 6:03 pm

      Thanks for the kind words Winnie… it’s good to be back :)


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    The Intolerant Cook — October 4, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Glad to hear you are back! Love your blog, although I have been a bit of a lurker in the past :)


    • Cate — October 4th, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

      Thank you! And lurkers are always welcome! I’m a lurker on about 98% of the blogs that I follow :)


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    Shannon — October 6, 2014 at 2:49 am

    Another longtime mostly-lurker (I think you were posting Ethiopian recipes when I first started reading… :)) chiming in to say that I’ve really missed your posts and I’m glad to see you back!


    • Cate — October 6th, 2014 @ 5:13 pm

      Lurkers unite! Thanks Shannon… and I’ve missed being here too :)


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    Anne — October 7, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Whew! I was getting worried. I guess I missed your take a break post. Happy to see you back.


    • Cate — October 7th, 2014 @ 8:01 pm

      Thanks Anne. And yeah, no warning on my part… just sort of took an unanticipated break. But again, very happy to be back around these parts :)


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    yairdoza — November 23, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing!


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    Barbara — December 16, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    I too have missed your posts! Happy that you’re back! Hope you’ll post about some of the interesting foods/meals you’ve had on all of your travels! And other tidbits too that we might find interesting!


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    Caroline — October 13, 2016 at 7:20 am

    This is one of my all time favorite snacks. When I lived in Thailand, every I would grab a bag of sour green mango and pineapple, and dipped them in chile salt. So good!!! I will be trying this recipe over the weekend, I can’t wait to try it!


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    Lavues — November 13, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Love this tid bit! Easy and nice!


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