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In the markets in Mexico, you will often find vendors who sell slices of pineapple sprinkled with lime juice and a dash of chili. If mom doesn't like spicy food, you can dust the pineapple with paprika to give it that hint of red.

Belle and Liv's mom, Ms. Heidi, is from Hawaii and she's eaten a lot of pineapples but never with lime. She was delighted by the tangy sweet combination.

Make sure you have adult help to peel and slice the pineapple. Their skin is thick and they can be slippery. It can be hard work even for an adult.

You'll need:

  • A fresh pineapple - sliced into rounds and cored
  • A lime - cut in half through the "equator"
  • A dash of chili powder or paprika


  • A sharp knife
  • A cutting board
  • A serving plate
  • A lot of adult help to cut the pineapple
  1. Ask your adult helper to skin and slice the pineapple. This is done by cutting off the top and bottom and then slicing the skin off in 2-3 inch strips.
  2. Ask your adult helper to slice the pineapple into 1/2 inch thick slices and take the hard center out of each slice.
  3. Using a butter knife you can score the pineapple to look like petals.
  4. Place the pineapple slice on a plate. Position the half lime in the center of the slice, using the hole as a holder.
  5. Dust a little chili powder around the edges and serve this pretty fruit salad with a knife and fork.