Total Time
15mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Great with grilled meats or used as a cooling "salsa" for Mexican food. It's also really good as a side for Thai dishes. Prep time does not include cleaning a pineapple.

Directions

  1. Either buy a whole pineapple at the store and clean it, or buy it pre-cleaned in spears. Sprinkle with salt before grilling.
  2. Grill the pineapple on direct heat for 2-3 minutes per side. You want it to have grill marks and be a bit soft, but not go squishy or black.
  3. Chop the pineapple into small bite-sized pieces. Add the chopped cilantro and green onions. Squeeze the lime juice over the salad. Toss.
Most Helpful

I made this as a side dish when grilling pork chops marinated in citrus/teriaki marinade. I had never had a salad like this, only the regular fruit salsas with jalapeno in it. The grilled pineapple produced a carmelized result that blended well with the onions and cilantro. I'll definitely make it again, and will also try it with a seeded chopped jalapeno when grilling Mexican seafood and shrimp dishes. Good one.... (Made as part of Zaar's Photoless Chefs game.)

Mareesme August 10, 2007