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Grilled Pineapple Salsa

    A fresh and tasty grilled fruit recipe, the pineapple caramelizes as it cooks to create the ultimate fruity salsa recipe for summer. 

    Grilled Pineapple Salsa a healthy appetizer recipe

    The weather is slowly but surely starting to warm up here in the midwest which makes me so extremely happy! After the long, cold Michigan winters, I take full advantage of grilling season and will use any excuse to head outdoors to fire up the grill. 

    Grilling Pineapple

    My favorite part about this easy grilled pineapple salsa is the caramelized, slightly smoky flavor of the fruit. As the pineapple cooks, the natural sugars begin to caramelize which takes this salsa to the next level.

    Grilled Pineapple Salsa a fresh and easy dip recipe

    To balance the sweetness, I toss the pineapple with bright lime juice, fresh cilantro, diced onions and minced jalapeños.

    Grilled Pineapple Salsa an easy appetizer recipe

    The end result is a perfectly well-rounded sweet, salt, sour and slightly spicy grilled fruit salsa that is irresistible with tortilla chips.

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    Grilled Pineapple Salsa- an easy appetizer recipe

    Grilled Pineapple Salsa

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    A fresh and tasty grilled fruit recipe, the pineapple caramelizes as it cooks to create the ultimate fruity salsa recipe for summer. 
    PREP: 10 mins
    COOK: 10 mins
    TOTAL: 20 mins
    Servings: 8


    • 1 medium pineapple (trimmed and sliced vertically)
    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon pepper
    • ½ medium onion (diced)
    • ½ cup cilantro (minced)
    • 1 jalepeño (diced (remove seeds to keep mild))
    • 1 lime (juiced)
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • tortilla chips to serve (optional)


    • Preheat the grill over medium-high heat.
    • Brush both sides of the pineapple slices with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill the pineapple until caramelized on both sides, about 4-5 minutes per side, rotating once. Remove from grill and dice into bite-sized pieces. 
    • In a large bowl, toss together diced grilled pineapple with onion, cilantro, jalepeño and lime juice. Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with tortilla chips.


    Calories: 48kcalCarbohydrates: 8.7gProtein: 0.4gFat: 1.8gSaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1.6gSodium: 147mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 6g

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


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