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Grilled Whole Pineapple

This is a fun way to cook an entire pineapple on the grill. I use this method when I want to make pineapple salsa. Or a nice pineapple sauce to slather over ribs.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 Whole Pineapple



  1. Preheat grill to medium heat. Make sure the grill grates are clean. Oil the grates carefully.
  2. Cut the pineapple into half lengthwise, then if you like you can cut it one more time so you have quarters. They should be long and thin, with the top still attached for visual appeal (this is optional).
  3. Brush the cut edges with olive oil.
  4. Place cut side down on the grill. Cook until the pineapple browns, flip to brown all cut sides. Each side should take approximately 5 to 8 minutes, depending on your grill, and the ripeness of your pineapple. You want the cut sides to turn brown and pineapple to soften a bit.
  5. Remove carefully from the grill and plate.
  6. You can now try to stop yourself from eating the whole thing. Good luck with that.
  7. Allow to cool and cut up to use in grilled pineapple salsa, or tropical pineapple sauce.
  8. Serve with a tropical smile!

Recipe Notes

Recipe Source: Kiss My Smoke