Grilled Pineapple Salsa
Sweet and smoky grilled pineapple combines with peppers and onions for an brightly colored salsa that deserves a spot at your next cookout.
Grilled Pineapple Lemonade
This twist on classic lemonade is the divine union of fruity and smoky flavors. Naturally sweet pineapple goes into the drink, allowing us to use less added sugar. We use an indoor grill pan, but if your outdoor grill is already fired up, use it to lend extra smoky depth. Add a boozy spin with a dash of rum or tequila.
Grilled Steak with Pineapple Rice
With just five ingredients, this protein-packed meal comes together in a flash. Soy sauce amps up the flavor of beef tenderloin fillets, which pineapple lends tropical flavor to brown rice.
- Lower-Sodium Soy Sauce
- Beef Tenderloin Fillets
- Can Pineapple Slices in Juice
- Green Onions
- 2 Packages PreCooked Brown Rice
Mini Pineapple Pizzas
There is a longstanding argument surrounding the merits of pineapple on a pizza. Here at Cooking Light, not only do we believe in pineapple as a pizza topper, we believe it can be the base too. Look for peeled and cored pineapple in your supermarkets produce aisle for even slicing. Canadian bacon adds salty, savory depth, which cuts the sweetness of the fruit while lending hearty texture. Use any toppings you like – we look to briny black olives, sautéed red onion, and fresh basil for a delicious flavor trifecta. This easy recipe comes together in 20 minutes and is very kid-friendly. Not to mention a genius way to sneak in an extra serving of fruit.
Tuna Spring Rolls with Pineapple Dipping Sauce
Look for sustainable yellowfin tuna caught off the U.S. Pacific coast, or sub ½ pound cooked shrimp. Look for rice paper wrappers on the Asian foods aisle of the grocery store; if you can't find them, turn the rolls into lettuce wraps. Use pineapple preserves as a glaze for pork, add to a grilled jam and cheese sandwich, or dollop over coconut ice cream.
Grilled Pineapple with Mint Sugar
Chargrilled pineapple slices caramelize and become extra juicy, a worthy dessert on their own. Go one step further with a generous sprinkle of mint-lime sugar—it adds an incredible fragrance and a bit of crunch to every bite. This is delicious on its own or served with low-fat vanilla ice cream. This simple 3-ingredient dessert can be thrown together in less than 20 minutes and gives you the sweetness you crave without a lot of fat, calories, or added sugar. It's the perfect vegetarian dessert for hot summer days or for those on a diet.
Grilled Pineapple-Avocado Salsa
Grilled pineapple brings a delicious layer of irresistible flavor—not to mention, a bed of bold color on which to pile the rest of your favorite taco fillings or a topping for your favorite chicken recipe.
Gluten-Free Caramelized Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
You can enjoy your cake sans guilt with our version that's lighter in calories and also gluten-free.
Grilled Chicken and Spinach Salad with Spicy Pineapple Dressing
The sweetness of pineapple and orange juice both complement and balance the spicy ingredients in this salad. Be sure to wear gloves when working with habanero peppers.
Jerk Chicken with Grilled Pineapple Salsa
Get boldly flavored meat in a fraction of the time it takes traditional recipes by skipping the daylong marinade. This dish lends huge flavor to the chicken in just an hour. Grilled fruit salsa is the ideal cool complement.
Pineapple Chicken Satay
Round out this meal that is full of fresh and bright flavors with rice and sugar snap peas.
Pineapple Shortbread Cakes
These delicious, buttery cakes are a labor of love but absolutely worth the time you'll spend making them. Deliver these special indulgences for special friends and family.
Tamarind Pork with Pineapple-Ginger Chutney
Tamarind is a pod containing sticky, tart pulp and large seeds. Tamarind paste is more convenient, as it's seedless. Buy it at Asian, Latin, or Indian markets. Or substitute 2 tablespoons lime juice for less-complex flavor.
Rum-Spiked Grilled Pineapple with Toasted Coconut
Six ingredients make one delicious dessert in less than 10 minutes.
This tropical smoothie boasts flavor packed pineapple chunks, pineapple-orange juice, fresh ginger and vanilla Greek yogurt.
Spicy Tilapia with Pineapple-Pepper Relish
Cajun seasoning and ground red pepper add some sizzle to this quick and easy recipe. Juicy pineapple chunks and cilantro create contrast with a sweet and simple freshness.
Pineapple Chicken Salad Pitas
Traditional chicken salad, made with light mayo and plain yogurt to keep it healthful, gets a boost from crunchy almonds and sweet, juicy pineapple in this recipe. Potato chips (much better for you if baked at home) are the perfect pairing for a simple make-ahead lunch.
Make the most of fresh pineapple and cool down on a warm night with this deliciously smooth and creamy pineapple dessert.
Pork, Pineapple, and Anaheim Chile Salad with Avocado
Pork and pineapple go together like peas and carrots but, pair cooling avocado and spicy chiles and you have achieved yet another dynamic duo.
Broiled Pineapple with Bourbon Caramel Over Vanilla Ice Cream
Sugar-coated fruit caramelizes beautifully under the broiler, deepening and intensifying its flavor.
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Pineapple, Corn, and Bell Pepper Relish
We love the high-impact flavors in this recipe. The vibrant, colorful relish will not only look divine when plated atop grilled chicken thighs, but will taste just as amazing.
Coconut French Toast with Grilled Pineapple
Easy to make, this rich dish is full of flavor. It's best prepared with day-old bread. You can serve the pineapple slices raw, but the deep, caramelized flavors you get from cooking them in a grill pan are worth the extra effort.
Tacos Al Pastor with Grilled Pineapple Salsa
Grilling the pineapple brings out an unexpected tang that works amazingly with the pork. If you want to tame the spice, seed the jalapeño and chop it, or simply omit it. Serve with fresh lime wedges for a rustic presentation.
Zucchini-Pineapple Quick Bread
Warm cinnamon and crushed pineapple turn ordinary mellow zucchini bread into a distinctive sweet snack or dessert.
Grilled Ham and Pineapple Pizza
Both children and adults will love the flavor of this homemade pizza. Grilling the ham gives it a nice smoky flavor, and the pineapple adds sweetness.
Macaroon Shortcake with Roasted Pineapple
Roasting the pineapple caramelizes the sugars and deepens the fruit's flavor. The filling is spooned over a split sponge cake and dolloped with whipped topping.
Small pearl tapioca combined with coconut milk and fresh pineapple makes a simple tropics-inspired treat. The key to success is using small pearl tapioca, not instant or minute tapioca.
Pork and Pineapple Kebabs
Tropical flavors unite via skewer, with jalapeño providing mild heat to complement the cool crispness of pineapple.
A frothy South Indian yogurt-based beverage, lassi often contains seasonal fruit and spices. This recipe yields a drink that's a bit thinner than the average smoothie.
Pineapple and Orange Salad with Toasted Coconut
Serve this all-purpose side with any of our casseroles. Assemble the night before, but stir in and sprinkle with coconut just before serving. Omit the red pepper if you prefer a very mild mix.
Pineapple Teriyaki Salmon
For a delicious teriyaki salmon dinner, check out this Asian-inspired salmon recipe featuring a glaze made from pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, and orange zest.
Pineapple Musubi Rolls
We tackled Hawaii's Spam classic, adding pineapple and Sriracha to jazz things up. Surprisingly good!
Asian Caramelized Pineapple
Great for grilled dishes, this side makes an especially interesting accompaniment for grilled fish or pork chops. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Freeze this fruity drink for at least four hours before serving at your next pool-side party. Golden or dark rum adds a rich flavor to the sweet cocktail. If you'd prefer a non-alcoholic version, substitute orange juice for the rum.
Curried Pineapple and Stone Fruit Chutney
Spoon this chutney, which keeps for up to one week in the refrigerator, over ham steaks or pork tenderloin.
This refreshing fruit-filled ice is perfect for a hot summer day.
Pan-Seared Salmon with Pineapple-Jalapeño Relish
Tangy, spicy, and fruity, this inviting recipe belies its simple preparation. Seed the jalapeño pepper if you prefer a milder dish, and serve over coconut rice.
Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Sandwiches
Since you’re already grilling the chicken, why not throw the pineapple slices on there too? The caramelized pineapple boasts a mellowed flavor and softness that’s perfect in this sandwich. A squeeze of lime is all you need for added flavor.