Have you ever eyed a pineapple in the produce section but were discouraged from buying it because you just didn’t know how to prep it? Follow our how to and you’ll be snacking on fresh cubed pineapple in no time!
Step 1: Lay the pineapple on its side on a cutting board.
Step 2: Using a chef’s knife, slice off a 1/2 inch chunk off the bottom of the pineapple.
Step 3: Flip the pineapple over and slice off the top right below the green leafy top. (Paula will actually keep the top after she cuts it off to garnish a big platter of fruit salad.)
Step 4: Set the pineapple upright on it’s newly leveled bottom. Begin slicing off the rind of the pineapple by following its slight curve. Repeat all the way around the pineapple.
Step 5: Use a spoon or melon baller to remove the “eyes” that the knife may have missed.
Step 6: Cut around the fibrous core that runs up the center of the pineapple. You will make 4 separate slices.
Step 7: Cutting around the core will leave you with 4 large sections of pineapple. Discard the core and chop the sweet fragrant flesh of the pineapple.
Now put your skills to good use and whip up a batch of pineapple salsa for your next barbecue!