Spicy, tangy and sweet all at the same time, this juicy grilled pineapple is the perfect summer side recipe you need to try out.
You’ll need just a few ingredients to replicate it in your kitchen and it is so easy to put together too. Plus, it is super versatile too, and a great way to get some fruit and fiber on your plate.
Ready to give the recipe a try? Here’s all you need to know about making it.
Ingredients For the Recipe
To make the grilled pineapple, here’s all you’ll need.
- Red chili powder: 1 tsp
- Salt: ½ tsp
- Black salt: ½ tsp
- Cumin powder: ¼ tsp
- Chaat masala: 1 tsp
- Mustard oil: ½ tbsp
- Pineapple slices: 10-12
- Sugar: 1 tbsp
- Oil: 1 tbsp
How to Make the Juicy Grilled Pineapple
Getting the juicy and savory grilled pineapple ready is super easy. Here’s all you’ll need to do.
Take all the spices on a plate along with the mustard oil and mix well.
Next, take the pineapple slices and properly coat them with the spice mix.
Sprinkle ½ tablespoon sugar on the pineapple.
Heat oil in a pan. Sprinkle the remaining sugar on the pan.
Transfer the spice coated pineapple slices to the pan. Cook for 15-20 minutes in low to medium flame. Keep flipping the pineapple slices at regular intervals. Cook until the slices are caramelized.
Once cooked, let the slices come to room temperature.
Serve as a delicious side with your meals or munch as a midday snack.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve used a classic, simple spice rub for the pineapples, but you can tweak things around based on your personal preference too.
Smoked paprika, garlic powder, crushed red pepper flakes and gochugaru are all great choices to consider adding into the spice rub.
Fresh pineapple is the best choice for this recipe. It has just the right amount of sweetness and tanginess you’re looking for and it holds its shape well too.
However, if you can’t seem to be able to get your hands on it, canned pineapple can work in a pinch.
Just remember to drain away all the liquid and dab the pineapple slices dry with paper towels before you use them for the recipe.
If you have some leftover pineapple pieces, first allow them to cool down completely before transferring them to an airtight food safe container.
The pineapple can stay fresh there for 3-4 days.
A good way to put some of those leftover grilled pineapple pieces to use is to skewer them along with some marinated chicken and veggies and grill them until they are charred.
You can also break the pineapple down into smaller chunks and stuff it into your burgers and wraps as a relish or a condiment.
The grilled pineapple can also be an excellent base for your homemade salsa.
Tips & Tricks to Make the Juicy Grilled Pineapple
Think you’re ready to give the recipe a shot? Wait up! Take note of these little tips and tricks to really bump up the flavors.
- Mustard oil has a nice smoky aroma when heated, and it adds a depth of flavor to the dish. If you don’t have it, you could use any other neutral flavored cooking oil of your choice.
- If you’re using canned pineapples for the recipe, don’t use any sugar in the marinade. Canned pineapples are usually soaked in sugar and are already quite sweet.
- Honey can be a great natural sweetener to use instead of the sugar that the recipe calls for.
- To add some more freshness and flavor to the dish, top it with a sprinkle of chopped cilantro or chopped mint leaves.
- You can also top the pineapple with some flaky salt or pink Himalayan salt right before you serve it.
Serving Ideas & Suggestions
These super savory and sweet grilled pineapple can be enjoyed as a midday snack all on its own. You can also team it up with any of your mains, especially grilled meats to bring some extra flavor and freshness into your plate.
Sautéed veggies can also be a great addition to serve along with it.
If you loved how this recipe turned out and are hunting for some more easy snack recipes to try out, here’s a quick list of some good ones.
Juicy Grilled Pineapple
- 1 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Black Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Cumin Powder
- 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala
- ½ tablespoon Mustard Oil
- 10-12 Pineapple Slices
- 1 tablespoon Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Oil
- Take all the spices on a plate along with the mustard oil and mix well.
- Next, take the pineapple slices and properly coat them with the spice mix.
- Sprinkle ½ tablespoon sugar on the pineapple.
- Heat oil in a pan. Sprinkle the remaining sugar on the pan.
- Transfer the spice coated pineapple slices to the pan. Cook for 15-20 minutes in low to medium flame. Keep flipping the pineapple slices at regular intervals. Cook until the slices are caramelized.
- Once cooked, let the slices come to room temperature.
- Serve as a delicious side with your meals or munch as mid-day snack.
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