This post is dedicated to one of our all-time favorite tropical fruits — the pineapple. This sweet-yet-tart golden goody may be delicious on its own, but it’s actually an incredibly versatile ingredient. Whether you’re interested in tropical cocktails, yummy desserts or even burgers and other BBQ dishes, the pineapple might just be the fruit for you.

1. Grilled Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple Kebabs: These lovely kebabs are not only super yummy, they’re also super easy to make! Plus, grilled pineapple is totally delish. (via Lovely Little Kitchen)

2. Whipped Pineapple Smoothie: Smoothies are a fantastic way to start your day. This one is made with pineapple, almond milk and honey, essentially making it a vacay in a cup. (via Rachel Schultz)

3. Pineapple Cashew Fried Rice: Pineapple fried rice is completely amazing. Add some diced chicken to the mix to add some extra protein. (via How Sweet It is)

4. Coconut Shrimp Tacos With Diced Pineapple: The combination of coconut shrimp and diced pineapple is absolutely to die for. And don’t forget to top off these tacos with a generous serving of cilantro coconut sauce. (via Creme de la Crumb)

5. Black Bean Pineapple Guacamole: Holy guacamole! We’re pumped to try this out-of-the-box guac recipe! (via Tablespoon)

6. Peach Mango Pineapple White Sangria: Red sangria is great, but try this white sangria made with peach schnapps, mango and pineapple for an even more refreshing summer bev. (via Averie Cooks)

7. Pineapple Jam: For some reason, we’re imaging this delectable jam on our next order of pancakes… (via A Gilt Nutmeg)

8. Caramelized Pineapple Quesadillas: YES. We are so excited to scarf down these bad boys, which we fully plan on smothering with spicy strawberry salsa. (via How Sweet It is)

9. Pineapple Ginger Mojito: We’re adding this one to our list of favorite summer cocktails STAT. (via The Little Ferraro Kitchen)

10. Pineapple, Avocado and Corn Salsa: Scoop up some of this bright salsa with your favorite tortilla chips, or load it on your next round of tacos. Either way, you can’t go wrong! (via The Cafe Sucre Farine)

11. Zucchini Pineapple Muffins: We bet these will taste even more delicious with some butter and that pineapple jam! (via Bless This Mess)

12. Coconut Milk Grilled Pineapples: We love quick and simple desserts, especially ones that give us a reason to grill up more fruit! (via Dula Notes)

13. Hawaiian BBQ Salmon Burgers With Coconut Caramelized Pineapple: We don’t think our mouths will fit around this burger, but we don’t care! This salmon burger looks way too good to turn down. (via Half Baked Harvest)

14. Red Curry With Pineapple: We like our curry spicy and with just a touch of sweetness. So we’ll basically love this red curry made with pineapple. (via Passports + Pancakes)

15. Pineapple Coconut Water: This flavored water makes it easy to stay hydrated on even the hottest of summer days. (via 101 Cookbooks)

16. Blueberry Pineapple Cake: This pineapple cake might not be completely made from scratch, but we bet it’s pretty finger-licking good nonetheless! (via Your Cup of Cake)

17. Coconut Pineapple Paleo Popsicles: These three-ingredient popsicles are a great way to beat the heat this summer. (via Add a Pinch)

18. Chocolate Chili Pineapple: Chocolate and chili is always a magical combo, but add some thick slices of pineapple to the mix, and you have an outstanding sweet treat. (via Civilized Caveman Cooking)

19. Piña Colada Cake: Sometimes, the best piña coladas come in cake form :) (Can we put that on a bumper sticker, please???) (via Glorious Treats)

20. The Best Pineapple Upside-Down Cake: Okay, well with a name like THAT, we have to try this recipe ASAP! (via Averie Cooks)

What’s  your favorite way to cook or bake with pineapple? Tell us in the comments below!