Pineapple & pink grapefruit with mint sugar

Pineapple & pink grapefruit with mint sugar

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Prep: 10 mins


A healthy and satisfying pudding that is refreshing and sweet

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal168
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars41g
  • fibre4g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.02g
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  • 1 medium pineapple



    With its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineapple…

  • 2 pink grapefruit



    Named for the fact that the fruits grow in grape-like bunches, grapefruits are the largest…

  • 50g golden granulated sugar
  • small bunch mint, leaves only



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…


  1. Use a sharp knife to top and tail the pineapple, then stand it upright on a chopping board. With the sharp knife, carve the skin away and discard. Rest the pineapple on its side, then cut into wafer-thin slices. Repeat with the grapefruit, cutting away the peel and pith, then cut into slices. Arrange the fruit on a serving platter, catching any juices, and set aside.

  2. Using a pestle and mortar, pound the sugar and mint together until completely blended. Scatter the mint sugar over the fruit and serve with yogurt.

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Comments (8)

mrstoyne's picture

I used this is a really lovely fresh starter, everybody liked it

rheahardy's picture

This is from Jamie Olivers 30 minute meals. I used sliced pineapple with the core removed. Very quick, easy and tasty as well as refreshing.

globaholic's picture

This is a great dessert, easy, healthy and a nice alternative if serving another richer pudding. Grind the mint and sugar at the last minute as it can lose some of the fresh taste if you do it too early.

clovelly1's picture

If you don't like the bitterness of grapefruit, this is really good using pineapple only. I cut it length ways in thin carpaccio strips, I think from a Jamie Oliver recipe. It's just perfect after a hot curry or a summer BBQ very refreshing.

epolhill's picture

Great idea, children and husband really enjoyed it, would make great end to a summer lunch.
However although the whole pineapple slices looked great the tough core was quite unpalatable.

ilovefoodandme's picture

healthy simplicity and abosolutley delicous. what more could you ask?

victoria132's picture

Sounds wonderful. Will make this for my B&B guests

molend's picture

a recipe great in its simplicity and the fantastic end result of the taste.

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