Grilled Pineapple Salsa Three Ways

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Pineapple used to be exotic and expensive, but now it's more common and cheaper. Either way, it's one of my favorite fruits. This recipe was developed by Mark Bittman (the Minimalist) and was published in the New York Times.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Start a charcoal or gas grill. Fire should be moderately hot.
  2. Combine chili powder, salt and sugar and sprinkle evenly over the pineapple.
  3. Grill on each side until lightly browned, about 5 to 10 minutes total. Remove and let cool.
  4. Roughly chop pineapple and combine it and its juice with the ingredients of one of the 3 options. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I looked for a pineapple salsa recipe after having a delicious salsa at a local South American fusion cafe. By mixing and matching between Option 2 and Option 3, I was able to get very close. My family preferred it when I prepared it with raw fresh pineapple instead of grilled because it maintained a firmer texture and less carmely sweetness.

heres_johnni June 29, 2009

I tried option one and just used canned crushed pineapple. It was surprisingly tasty. I thought it had good flavor (not WOW, but good). I think it's nice for those who prefer sweet over spicy...

Sobiedaddies December 29, 2008

Very good! Delicious lunch along with ham sandwiches. Option 3 was perfect. Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT4 the Flying Dutchess'.

WiGal July 07, 2008