Grilled Pineapple Slices

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Try Grilled Pineapple Slices for a perfectly healthy side dish or dessert at your next cookout! Sweet and juicy, they’ll be a big hit. The grill adds so much flavor to the pineapple slices.

tongs holding slice of Grilled Pineapple

Pineapple Slices On The Grill

These grilled pineapple slices are delicious on their own or with ice cream or whipped cream. You can even use them as a flavorful topping for grilled meats and vegetable dishes. A few slices of this grilled pineapple would be amazing with a mix of roasted zucchini, bell peppers, and onions. So much flavor!

tongs holding Grilled Pineapple Slice

We kept it simple for this recipe and just brushed on a light layer of olive oil. But you can use any seasonings you love on pineapple. You can even sprinkle it with sugar to enhance the natural sweetness. This would be delicious for grilled pineapple pieces on ice cream!

Love fruit as a side dish? We’ve got some great recipes to compliment your next meal. Try Sliced Grapefruit, Fried Bananas, or Sautéed Pears.

slices of pineapple on the grill

How To Make Grilled Pineapple Slices

First let’s preheat the grill. Open the lid and turn the heat to high. Then close the lid so the grill heats up faster.

Slice the pineapple into rings or spears. Either shape works, as long as the slices are big enough to stay on top of the grates. Brush olive oil onto both sides of the pineapple slices.

Open grill and turn down heat to medium low. Add pineapple to grill and close lid. Cook for 3 minutes.

hand holding pineapple

Check on pineapple and adjust the heat as necessary. Flip the slices over and close the grill lid. Cook for 4 more minutes or until the pineapple is cooked to your liking.

Once pineapple is done, turn off the heat. Remove pineapple slices from grill and place on serving plate.

Allow pineapple to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

pineapple slices cooking on the grill

Cooking Tips

  • Optional: add any seasonings to the pineapple. A sprinkle of sugar brings out the natural sweetness
  • Use olive oil or any vegetable oil. You can also omit the oil, if you prefer. It does prevent the pineapple from sticking to the grill
  • Cook until pineapple are tender to your liking with uniform grill marks on both sides

Grilled Pineapple Slices on a serving plate

Why Is Grilled Pineapple Sweeter?

Grilling the pineapple caramelizes the natural sugars on the outside of the slice, making it taste sweeter. You can even sprinkle the pineapple with sugar before grilling, to enhance the natural sweetness.

spatula flipping Grilled Pineapple Slice

What To Serve With Grilled Pineapple Slices

These flavorful pineapple slices would make a great topping for main courses like Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas, Instant Pot Shrimp Fajitas Recipe, or Shredded BBQ Beef Recipe From Leftover Beef.

Pineapple Slices with grill marks

Or use these grilled pineapple slices to top yummy desserts like Carrot Soufflé, Green Tea (Matcha) Ice Cream Recipe (No Machine Needed), or Banana Soft Serve Dairy Free Ice Cream Recipe.

easy side dish Grilled Pineapple Slices

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Grilled Pineapple Slices

Try Grilled Pineapple Slices for a perfectly healthy side dish or dessert at your next cookout! Sweet and juicy, they'll be a big hit. The grill adds so much flavor to the pineapple slices.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
cooling time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Grilling, Side Dish
Keyword: Grilled Pineapple Slices
Cooking Method: Grill
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 55kcal

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Ingredients

  • 6 pineapple slices or spears
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or any kind of vegetable oil

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Instructions

  • First let's preheat the grill. Open the lid and turn the heat to high. Then close the lid so the grill heats up faster.
  • Slice the pineapple into rings or spears. Either shape works, as long as the slices are big enough to stay on top of the grates.
  • Brush olive oil onto both sides of the pineapple slices.
  • Open grill and turn down heat to medium low.
  • Add pineapple to grill and close lid. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Check on pineapple and adjust the heat as necessary. Flip the slices over and close the grill lid. Cook for 4 more minutes or until the pineapple is cooked to your liking.
  • Once pineapple is done, turn off the heat. Remove pineapple slices from grill and place on serving plate.
  • Allow pineapple to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Optional: add any seasonings to the pineapple. A sprinkle of sugar brings out the natural sweetness
  • Use olive oil or any vegetable oil. You can also omit the oil, if you prefer. It does prevent the pineapple from sticking to the grill
  • Cook until pineapple are tender to your liking with uniform grill marks on both sides
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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