Pineapple Burger

If you follow us on Instagram (@fruitfuldayuae in case you don’t),, you’ll know this is the week of the pineapple! Pineapple is great in a fruit salad, but there’s lots of other unique ways to incorporate pineapples in your meals. Here’s a fun idea to do something a little different, a pineapple burger!  

Usually cutting out bread or gluten can often make people feel deprived as they can no longer enjoy foods like a burger. This substitute with a pineapple is tasty and colorful. However, remember to choose pasture raised beef, not only is the fatty acid profile much more favorable, you’ll also be doing a service to the environment by avoiding industrialized meats.

Have we told you lately if you were a fruit, you’d be a fine-apple?

Pineapple Burger (makes 5 small patties)

1 hour

Ingredients for the patties
  • 500g pasture raised beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp dried oregano
  • ¾ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
Other ingredients
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 large onion
  • 5 cross section slices of pineapple
  • 5 slices of pasture raised aged cheddar cheese
  • 5 lettuce leaves
METHOD for patties

1. Put two skillets on medium heat and turn on the grill/broiler on the oven.

2. Mix all spices and salt and add to the ground beef mixture mixing thoroughly.

3. Bring about 100g (a palm sized) amount of ground beef mixture together in your hands and shape it into a burger patty.

4. Slice tomato, onion and pineapple into 1cm thick slices.

4. Put a small amount of ghee on the skillet and then add the burgers.

5. As they cook add the tomato, onion and pineapple to the other skillet.

6. Flip the patties after 5 minutes or so and cook the other side for an equal amount of time (or longer depending on the doneness you prefer)

7. Remove vegetables and pineapple from the skillet as and when they are done. done. The tomato will cook quickly, the pineapple next and the onion last.

8. Once the burger is ready, place a slice of cheese over the top and place in the oven to melt the cheese.  

9. Remove from the oven and assemble all layers on top of the lettuce leave.

Immunity March: Fish Tacos with Pineapple Slaw

What a week last week! We finally launched delivery to Abu Dhabi and were honored to be a supporting partner for the 5th annual WOMEN ACHIEVE Symposium hosted by the AmCham Abu Dhabi.  You can read more about the event here. One of the distinguished speakers, Honorable Barbara A. Leaf, US Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, was such a pleasure to listen to. She spoke about how her key to living a happy life was being confident, curious, and authentic. As a women-led business, we’re not always the best at being confident, but she  simply said “fake it until you feel it”, “fake it until you believe it”, and “fake it until you make it”. We left the event inspired about what we can achieve in Abu Dhabi and just a little bit more confident that we will make it!

Now you’re probably wondering what does all of this have to do with a fish taco recipe… well we had someone tell us last week they loved the look of our recipes, but weren’t sure they could actually make them! We always select our recipes based on seasonal fruits, nuts, and dried fruits available in our boxes and add ingredients that help you to take care of yourself and your health. This month it’s about boosting your immunity, which is why we’ve selected a pineapple recipe, a single serving of which contains 130% of your daily Vitamin C.

This week we encourage you to pick just one recipe from our blog and “fake it until you make it”, we promise your health will thank you!

Fish Tacos with Pineapple Slaw (serves 2)

40 – 50 minutes (not including marination time)

Immunity March: Fish Tacos with Pineapple Slaw


  • 6 soft shell corn tacos

For the slaw

  • One handful thinly sliced red cabbage
  • One diced tomato
  • Pineapple from the Fruitful Day Box
  • One sliced red onion
  • Juice 1 lime
  • One handful chopped coriander
  • Salt & pepper

For the fish

  • Two fillets of white fish (sea bass, sea bream, tilapia)
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

For the avocado pure 

  • One Avocado
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Pinch of salt 

For the garnish

  • One thinly sliced radish
  • One handful coriander leaves
  • Sour cream


Immunity March: Fish Tacos with Pineapple Slaw

For the slaw

  1. Combine thinly sliced cabbage, diced cucumber, lime juice, coriander, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Grill pineapple and red onion on a griddle until scorched and softened. (Option to omit this step but it adds flavour and also makes the onion less strong).
  3. Once cooled, add pineapple and onion to the rest of the slaw mixture.

For the fish  

  1. Combine all spices, oil and lime juice and then rub over the fish fillets. Marinate for 30 – 60 minutes.
  2. Heat a pan on medium heat, add 1 tbsp ghee and cook the fish. It should take 3 – 5 minutes per side to be nicely browned.
  3. Remove from the pan and break into pieces for each taco.

For the avocado puree

  1. Blend avocado with lime juice, cumin and salt until smooth.

To assemble

  1. Layer the fish and slaw onto a taco shell.
  2. Garnish with the radish, coriander leaves and sour cream.
  3. Add avocado puree.