Grilled Pineapple Slices

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

Grilled pineapple slices are one of my favorite summer treats! It is super simple and add a lot of flavor to even the simplest dish. It can enhance a plain chicken dish or provide a dessert that everyone will be raving about.

Grilled Pineapple Slices on a blue plate.

Grilled pineapple slices are one of those easy tasks that you can do any time on the grill or indoors using a grill pan. Once you have this delectable treat, you will want to always make it.

The grill is magic for cooking food to perfection, here are some great grill recipes.


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What We Love About This Fresh Pineapple Recipe

This recipe is so simple, yet so good, it is quick, easy and once you taste all the caramelized sugars from that grilled pineapple, you will be forever a fan. Grilling has become an art form, find out some great tips here.

  • 5 Minutes: Only takes 5 minutes, cook while your meat is resting.
  • Easy Ingredients: Only 1 ingredient needed!
  • Family Friendly: They are so sweet and tasty all age groups love this dish.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Use in chicken salad or any of your favorite dishes the next day!
a stack of pineapple from the grill.

Ingredient Notes

  • Whole Pineapple: A Fresh Whole Pineapple.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Pineapple Recipes

These are the basic steps for making grilled pineapple recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Cutting the pineapple for the grill.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat grill to high heat. Second, cut pineapple into thick slices or rings, removing the hard, inner core.

STEP 2: COOK

Finally, place cut pineapple onto preheated grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until pineapple is warmed through and has grill char marks.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE PERFECT PINEAPPLE?

The body of a pineapple should never be soft. It should be firm with just a slight give, it should be heavy and when you sniff should have a slightly tropical scent.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

It is best to wrap in aluminum foil or in an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS PINEAPPLE RINGS RECIPE

Indeed, mix it with your favorite ice cream and freeze.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE DIFFERENT?

Adding different flavors to your pineapple will enhance it try marinading it, for example, maple syrup, melted butter, honey,brown sugar, a little lime juice etc..

CAN I SUBSTITUTE CHUNCKS FOR PINEAPPLE SLICES IN THIS SIDE DISH?

Of course, slices, wedges, chunks, whatever is easier for you. The can be placed on skewers for easier grilling.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed this sweet treat can be adjusted for your families needs, however it is great to add to vanilla ice cream, chicken salad sandwiches so make more.

WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY TO PEEL THIS TROPICAL FRUIT?

There are several tricks to make this job easier, see the list here.

Closeup on the grilled pineapple.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add oil or spray: Use a spray or oil to brush on grill grates so that the pineapple do not stick but you get those beautiful grill marks.
  • Short cut tip: Precut, not canned, from your grocer.
  • Variation tip: Add a little tang to balance the sweet with a little lime or lemon juice.
  • Spice: A warm spice like cinnamon or a dash of something hot compliments this well for fish or chicken dishes.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Feel free to use an indoor grill pan and cook this all year long.
  • Corer: For quick work in peeling, use a pineapple corer.

What to Serve with Grilled Pineapple Slices

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Grilled Pineapple Slices on a blue plate.
5 from 2 votes

Grilled Pineapple Slices

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Grilled pineapple slices are a favorite summer treat. It is super simple and add a lot of flavor to even the simplest dish. It can enhance a plain chicken dish or provide a dessert that everyone will be raving about.
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Ingredients

  • 1 whole pineapple, peeled

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to high heat.
  • Cut pineapple into wedges or rings, removing the hard, inner core. (link to YT video for how to cut pineapple)
  • Place cut pineapple onto preheated grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until pineapple is warmed through and has grill char marks.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add oil or spray: Use a spray or oil to brush on grill grates so that the pineapple do not stick but you get those beautiful grill marks.
  • Short cut tip: Precut, not canned, from your grocer.
  • Variation tip: Add a little tang to balance the sweet with a little lime or lemon juice.
  • Spice: A warm spice like cinnamon or a dash of something hot compliments this well for fish or chicken dishes.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Feel free to use an indoor grill pan and cook this all year long.
  • Corer: For quick work in peeling, use a pineapple corer.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grill, pineapple

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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2 thoughts on “Grilled Pineapple Slices”

  1. Yum, grilled pineapple is delicious!

    I recommend buying a pineapple slicer, it is my favorite kitchen utensil! Much easier and less messy than a knife, gives you nice rings, and leaves the shell for use as a bowl or cup. 🙂

    They are available at Bed, Bath & Beyond and The Kitchen Collection for $10.

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