Grilled Pineapple and Onion Salad
Grilled pineapple tastes wonderfully juicy and looks very special with the grill marks on. This recipe for grilled pineapple uses fresh, rather than canned, pineapple because it feels so much better. This grilled pineapple recipe features the flavours of mint and lemon and also onion, which goes very well with the pineapple flavour.
Some grilled pineapple recipes are for making pineapple desserts, but this one is for making a savoury grilled pineapple salad, which is excellent served with fish, meat or vegetarian grilled recipes. If you are serving this salad as an accompaniment to a meal, it looks good served on a large lettuce leaf, and it is lovely served warm.
Making this dish is very easy. First, get the grill sweet and hot, and you can prepare the pineapple while the grill is heating up. The pineapple can then be grilled for 5 minutes per side, or until it is done and you can see grill marks on there. The onion will take about the same amount of time to cook through. When the onion and pineapple are both juicy, charred and hot, you can toss them with lemon juice, lemon zest and fresh mint, to add contrasting flavours. The bright citrus zing of the lemon contrasts very nicely with the sweetness of the pineapple, and also the onion because onion becomes sweeter when cooked too. If you want to make a dessert recipe rather than a savoury salad, omit the onion, salt and pepper, and add some honey or sugar to the lemon juice mixture at the end, then serve it with vanilla ice cream.
Grilled Pineapple Salad with Onion and Mint
Summary: Pineapple, onion, lemon and mint combine in this exotic, exquisite salad recipe. If the grill is hot, why not add some fresh pineapple chunks on there?
Recipe type: Salad
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 25 mins
1 whole pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1 inch slices
2 red onions, sliced thickly
Salt and black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup fresh mint leaves
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
- Preheat the grill to medium.
- Brush the pineapple and onion with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Grill the pineapple for 5 minutes on each side, until golden grill marks appear.
- Grill the onion until soft.
- Cut the pineapple slices into quarters and chop the onions.
- Toss with lemon juice, lemon zest, and mint and add more salt and pepper if necessary.
This is a photo of our grilled pineapple salad featuring the added taste of onion and mint. This salad delivers a beautiful tropical flavour. Pineapple is a great fruit to do on the grill, and the grill brings out its delicious natural sweetness. This can be served in a large romaine leaf, or on a bed of iceberg lettuce as an appetiser or side dish, or consider serving it as a salsa alongside grilled chicken or swordfish perhaps. Pineapple grills as well as any vegetable, and you can either thread chunks on to kabobs or cook it just as it is, like in this easy recipe.