Tips For Grilling Pineapple

It may not be summer yet, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t grill some pineapple, just to get the smell of summer in the air. Pineapple is perfect for grilling because of its high sugar content that allows the fruit to caramelize on high heat. Thanks to its juiciness, it won’t dry out, plus it’s easy to cut it into large flat slices. The firm flesh won’t break apart when you grill it, so there’s really no excuse not to try grilling some pineapple at home.

The best way to cut pineapple for grilling is into round, horizontal slices. You will need to remove the core, though, so if you don’t have a special tool for that, you can use a small round glass or cut each round slice into halves before removing the core with a knife.

You can then simply grill the pineapple slices over a medium-high grill for 4-5 minutes. Once one side browns, flip and let the other side grill, too. If you sprinkle a bit of salt on it, the sweetness of the fruit will become even more prominent.