How to Grill Pineapple

Summer just got more delicious with this easy side dish! Fresh, grilled pineapple is easy to make and does double-duty as a healthy dessert.

Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. It's even been shown to be helpful for arthritis and indigestion when eaten regularly!

Fresh or Canned?

There are many different ways to add flavor to a grilled pineapple! Whether you decide to go spicy, savory, or sweet, you'll get best results when you choose a fresh pineapple. Canned pineapple falls apart more easily and tends to have a higher sugar content from sitting in the canned liquid.

Choose a pineapple with fresh green leaves, a firm shell with a good pineappley aroma at the base. 

Peel and core the pineapple and slice it into 1/2-inch thick rings. Click the link below for detailed directions about how to prepare a pineapple. 

Lightly oil the grill grates and cook over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes.

Flip the pineapple rings with tongs or a spatula and grill 2-1/2 to 3 minutes on the other side.

- Sprinkle with brown sugar or monk fruit if desired - Seasonings to try: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, Jerk seasoning, Garam Masala, curry powder, cayenne - Top with ice cream or whipped cream for dessert


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