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Easy Grilled Sweet Ginger Pineapple Slices

Summer calls to turn up your grill and enjoy some sweet ginger pineapple slices. After all, pineapples are so refreshing and one of the most vibrant summer fruits. The simple and delicious recipe is the perfect side dish and will have your barbecue guests raving and craving for more.

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A healthy recipe to serve at your next barbecue 

Growing up, barbecues happened quite frequently. And of course, I never complained. I was happy with my hot dogs, burgers, and salads. I could have a barbecue every day of the summer, and never get tired.

One summer night, I had a grilled pineapple. And boy was my mind blown. I had two thoughts racing in my head, over and over again.

“How are these pineapple slices so delicious?”

“Where has this been all my life?”

And my obsession with grilled pineapple was born.

Fast forward to today, and I still enjoy the great taste of grilled pineapple. But I prefer mine with a bit more flavor now. Specifically, sweet ginger as it adds a zippy finish. It is so good! 

The pineapple bursts into a sweet, juicy flavor when combined with honey and ginger. And once you grill that combination? The sweet pineapple fragrance becomes obsessive-worthy. If you’re looking for new recipes for your next barbecue, then you need to give this a try. And don’t forget to stop and relax with your loved ones on the patio.

The Grilled Pineapple recipe is filled with a host of nutrients

Sweet pineapples are loaded with natural sugars and nutrients like Vitamin C, B Vitamins, fiber, and manganese.

Ginger has medicinal power and is good for clearing up the skin, and preventing infection, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and can also relieve oxidative stress. Eating more of it also fights Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.  

Honey is good for preventing infection. It fights the germs and bacteria in the body and promotes your health. 

What I love about these grilled sweet ginger pineapple slices:

  • They’re a healthy snack! Now, barbecues aren’t exactly synonymous with healthy foods, but this recipe is different!
  • It’s a super easy recipe! Have a little helper at home? This would be the perfect recipe they could help with during your busy barbecues! Just combine your marinade ingredients and let your pineapple slices sit in there for about 25 minutes.
  • It’s a refresher. Pineapples are a great treat after a meal, especially if you feel bloated.
  • They’re versatile and can be served as an appetizer, side dish, or delicious dessert!

Key Ingredients 

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Ripe pineapple:  The grill adds a smoky charred flavor while enhancing the texture and subtly intensifying the sweetness of the pineapples. 

Honey: Adds sweetness and when it hits your grill, it chars perfectly for an outstanding texture. 

Fresh ginger Brings zingy flavors to the dish. 

You’ll also need water for the marinade.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How to make Grilled Ginger Pineapple Slices

Step 1: Prepare the pineapples 

Use a sharp, large chef’s knife to cut off the pineapple’s top as well as the bottom of the pineapple. You want to cut at least 1/2 inch off from both sides. Peel, cut out the core, and slice the pineapple into rings. 

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Step 2: Prepare the marinade 

Peel and grate ginger into a large bowl. Stir together with honey and water.

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Step 3: Add pineapple slices to marinade 

Place pineapple slices into the bowl with the ginger and honey marinade. Let it marinate for a total time of 25 minutes to allow the zingy flavors to develop. 

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Step 4: Heat grill 

Spray the grill with non-stick spray or lightly brush the grates with oil. Turn on your gas grill or charcoal grill on medium heat while the pineapple rings marinate. 

Step 5: Grill pineapple slices

Place slices of pineapple in a single layer and cover grill. Cook the pineapple for  5-7 minutes on each side. Once you see nice grill marks and a golden brown color, remove them from the grill.  

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Step 6: Serve warm 

Remove the slices from the grill, place them on a platter or plates, and serve warm. 

How to store leftover Grilled Pineapple Slices

Grilled pineapple will last up to 4 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. In the freezer, this easy recipe will last up to 4 months. When you are ready to eat them again, thaw them in the fridge overnight and then grill through until warm. Serve and enjoy!

Expert Tips 

  • While grilling, you can baste the top and sides of pineapple slices with the remaining sauce. 
  • Before you start the grill, spray the top with a cooking spray like the non-stick grill spray so that pineapple slices don’t stick to the grill.
  • Place pineapple slices on a cookie sheet then grill so that it’s easy to remove from the grill. 
  • Cut each pineapple slice to about a 2-inch slice. 

Recipe FAQs

What to Serve With Grilled Pineapple

They’re a great side dish for kebabs and steak, barbecued ribs, bbq chicken, or pork chops. They can also be served as a delicious dessert or snack. 

Can l use brown sugar instead of honey? 

You could use brown sugar but the honey is a much healthier option. Another substitute for honey is maple syrup. 

Can l use canned pineapple slices? 

While fresh fruit is always best, a can of sliced pineapples will also work for this recipe. They don’t have to be rings, you could also get wedges like the Pineapple spears. 

Is there a stovetop variation to this recipe? 

You can grill the pineapple rings in a nonstick pan or grill pan using vegetable oil but the taste and flavor will be different. 

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Easy Grilled Sweet Ginger Pineapple Slices

Summer calls to turn up your grill and enjoy some sweet ginger pineapple slices.
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Course: Appetizer, Desserts, Salad, Side Dish, Snack, Starters and Sides
Cuisine: American, Fruit Salad
Diet: Gluten Free
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Marinade: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings4
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Marina Rizhkov

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pineapple, peeled & sliced
  • 4 Tbsp honey
  • 1 inch piece ginger, grated
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Peel and slice pineapple.
    1 pineapple,
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  • Peel and grate ginger into a bowl. Mix with honey and water.
    4 Tbsp honey, 1 inch piece ginger,, 1 cup water
    marinade-ingredients-in-a-white-bowl-with-a-spoon-and-bowls-on-the-side
  • Place sliced pineapples into the ginger and honey bowl. Let it marinate for 15 minutes.
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  • Turn on your grill; on medium temperature grill the pineapple, 5-7 minutes each side.
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Notes

  • Use fresh pineapple.
  • Don’t cut the slices too thin, the pineapple will fall apart on the grill.
  • You can use an outside grill, indoor grill or a iron cast skillet. (the taste may vary)

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 108mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
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