I’ve been dying to grill pineapple ever since I made my grilled peach salad a few years ago. There’s just something about the way the grill changes the flavor of the fruit. It brings out its sweetness and adds a beautiful layer of caramelization that is incredible.
You can prep the pineapple well in advance and throw it on the grill when you’re finished with dinner. It only takes about 5 minutes once the grill is hot, and a single pineapple will serve about 6 – 8 people – depending on how many slices you get and how thick you slice the pineapple.
Serve your grilled pineapple with your favorite vanilla ice cream or whipped topping. We normally go from a vegan vanilla ice cream, but a dairy free coconut whip would be delicious, too.
What you’ll need to make this recipe
How to grill pineapple
Prep. Once your pineapple is peeled and cored, slice it into thick slices. They should be able 1/2-inch in thickness.
In a small bowl, mix the orange juice, brown sugar and salt in a bowl. Place the pineapples in a shallow dish or baking sheet and coat the pineapples with the mixture. Allow the pineapple to rest until ready to grill.
Grill. Heat your grill to medium-high. When it’s hot, add the pineapple slices and grill them for about 2 – 3 minutes per side.
Don’t throw away the sugar-juice mixture. Save it for later! It’s delicious drizzled over the fruit when you serve it.
Serve. Remove the pineapple slices from the grill and transfer to a serving platter. Top each slice of pineapple with a scoop of ice cream or whipped topping and drizzle with any remaining sauce.
Everything you need to know about grilling pineapple
Grilling fruit will bring out sweetness and caramelize the natural sugars making the fruit extra delicious. The heat also breaks down the bromelaine enzyme found in pineapple that sometimes causes the unpleasant mouth-stinging effect.
Yes you can. Fresh pineapple will tasted the best, but if you can only find frozen it will work. The grill time will be longer because you will have to allow for the extra juices to evaporate as you grill.
After peeling and coring the pineapple, you will want to cut the pineapple into slices horizontally. They should be in the shape of a ring or circle. Alternatively, you can cut the pineapple lengthwise into spears. Both methods will work for this recipe and the grilling time should be the same.
More pineapple recipes:
- Pineapple cookies
- Baked pineapple chicken
- Pineapple margarita
- Easy pineapple salsa
- 5 ingredient pineapple stuffing
More summer dairy free desserts you’ll love:Print
- 1 whole pineapple, peeled and cored
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- Pinch coarse salt
- Preheat the grill to high heat.
- Slice pineapple lengthwise into wedges.
- In a small bowl, mix the orange juice, brown sugar and salt. Coat the pineapple with the mixture and allow them to sit until ready to grill.
- Cook for about 3 minutes per side, or until pineapple is tender and charred.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Grilling
- Diet: Vegan
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 28
- Sugar: 6.1 g
- Sodium: 388.7 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 7.1 g
- Fiber: 0.4 g
- Protein: 0.2 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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Published: July 23, 2021. Updated: March 21, 2022.
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