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Grilled Pineapple Salsa

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A fresh fruit salsa with smokey grilled pineapples and bright herbs.

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Prep Time: 10 min Cooking Time: 10 min


  • 1 large fresh pineapple (looking for a yield of 1.5 cups)
  • ½ large red onion or 1 small red onion, diced (go for ½ cup's worth of onion)
  • 1 Anaheim pepper, diced
  • ½ cup loose packed cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt to taste


  1. Fire up the grill on high heat
  2. While the grill is heating, wash your pineapple and cut away the top and the skin. Slice into 1 inch planks/spears.
  3. Once the grill is heated, place the pineapple spears on the grill and cook 5 minutes each side until they get visible grill marks and just a little charred on the edges.
  4. Place the grilled pineapple on a plate and allow to cool. Any liquid that gathers under the pineapple, be sure to keep to add to the salsa.
  5. Dice the cooled pineapple and put it in a mixing bowl with the remaining ingredients, including any pooled pineapple juices and toss to combine.
  6. Serve immediately

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The reason to serve immediately is that overnight, the pineapple acid will begin to break down the other ingredients and make them mushy. This salsa is best enjoyed fresh.

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