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What beats a tasty salad followed by some refreshing Pineapple Basil Sorbet for dessert when you’re in the mood for a light meal? Most days, we like to eat salads for lunch. Saturdays are hectic, so we often take turns making lunch. Today, just my daughter and I were home so we decided to have a quick “girls lunch”. She would come up with the lunch and I would make a dessert!
I decided to make a Pineapple Basil Sorbet! We both love pineapple and mint, so I thought it would be a refreshing flavor combo, and it was fantastic!
Pineapple Basil Sorbet
- 2 Cups Frozen Pineapple Chunks
- 1-2 TBSP Honey (Adjust to taste)
- 1 TBSP Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1/8 Cup Water or Pineapple Juice, *plus a little extra, if needed to adjust consistency
- 4 Large Basil Leaves, sliced into ribbons
Place 2 cups of frozen pineapple chunks in your heavy duty blender. Add honey, lemon juice and 1/8 cup water. Slowly begin to blend, then increase speed at a slow and steady pace. If your mixture is not blending evenly, add TINY bits of water. (Don’t add too much or you will have more of a smoothie and not sorbet.) Once the sorbet has formed, add in the basil. Allow it to evenly distribute for about 10-15 seconds. Remove from mixer and serve immediately.
- You can temporarily store the sorbet in an airtight container, in your freezer.
- Keeping the sorbet in the freezer for more than a couple of hours will result in it becoming a solid block.
- The longer you blend, the more it will liquify.
- If you add too much water, you can either add some ice cubes or additional frozen pineapple chunks to the blender so the sorbet will thicken.
- This recipe also works well for smoothies or popsicle molds by adding a little extra water or pineapple juice.
- This flavor of sorbet is excellent for serving between courses to cleanse the palette.
This is one of those desserts where I don’t mind if anyone wants seconds! It is made with all natural ingredients. My kids know that there are several delicious treats to enjoy while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
We often make our own salads, but for busy days or when we’re packing a lunch, I always keep a variety of Ready Pac Bistro Bowl Salads from Costco in my fridge! They can be found in the refrigerator case near the bottled water, but sometimes they are on end caps near the meat cases too.
Today my daughter opted to pull out a couple of the Ready Pac Bistro Bowl Salads for our lunch. The Baby Spinach & Chicken Salad is one of my favorites and its organic! To drink, she served ice water with some raspberries and a slice of lemon. Yum!
My kids are really good eaters, but there are two main things we have issues with. First, they dislike ALL breakfast foods, which can be challenging. Second, they really don’t like sandwiches. They used to eat sandwiches all the time, then a few years ago, they suddenly decided that sandwiches were a “last resort”. This is when salad became the #1 preferred lunch for school. Some days we make it, but there are many days I give them a Ready Pac Bistro Salad Bowl instead. It is important to me that they eat a balanced, healthy meal with fresh ingredients. Perfect for the lunchbox!
We also take them to the beach! I just don’t like heavy or greasy foods when we’re swimming and playing in the sand. Salads are light & satisfying and we each get to bring our favorite! The Ready Snax make great munchies in between meals too. I also pop those in the girl’s dance bag for after class. So much better than what is offered in the vending machines! They’re also perfect for a day at the pool! Quick, easy, delicious!
Which would you pair with a Ready Pac Bistro Bowl Salad?