Grilled Pineapple Salad

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Grilled Pineapple Salad ~ think outside the box this year and save some space on the grill for this unique grilled fruit salad ~ it’s the perfect barbecue side dish!

Grilled Pineapple Salad

Grilling makes everything better, and grilled fruit is a revelation. The natural sugars caramelize almost on contact with the heat, so you get an interesting flavor profile and super defined grill marks. I love the idea of this simple Grilled Pineapple Salad served hot, alongside burgers, steaks, ribs, whatever you’ve got going. Just throw them as you are taking everything else off and they’ll be perfect by the time you’ve got your burger in the bun. Make just enough for two, or a whole platter full for a crowd. And nothing says you can’t put one of these grilled pineapple slices ON your burger, either!

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This salad  provides one answer to ‘what the heck and I going to do with a whole pineapple?” Pineapples are so much better fresh, and can’t understand why it, among all the fruits, got the ‘canned’ treatment. It takes just seconds to strip the rind off of them and thickly slice the fruit into rounds. The core is edible, and even good for you, so you don’t have to remove it, especially if you’re grilling.

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This is about the easiest thing I can think of to throw together, and it makes a spectacular presentation.

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3.29 from 7 votes

Grilled Pineapple Salad

Grilled Pineapple Salad ~ think outside the box this year and save some space on the grill for this unique grilled fruit salad ~ it's the perfect barbecue side dish!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Yield 4 -5 servings
Author Sue Moran


  • 1 pineapple


  • feta cheese
  • cilantro
  • fresh lime wedges
  • sliced jalapeno optional


  • Cut the stem end off the pineapple and run a sharp knife down along the sides to strip off the rind. Make sure to cut off any remaining 'eyes'.
  • Slice the pineapple into slices about 1/2 inch thick. You can go thicker if you like.
  • Heat a grill pan over medium high heat until very hot, or use your outdoor grill. Put the slices on the hot grill and don't move them once you've placed them. Leave the slices for just a minute or so on each side, once they get a good char, they are done. Don't over grill them or they will be limp.
  • Remove to a platter and crumble feta cheese over them, Sprinkle with cilantro leaves and a few jalapeno rings, if using. Serve right away with lime wedges on the side.
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

Make it your own ~

  • Add thinly sliced jalapeño peppers for a spicy punch.
  • Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
  • Do this with other summer fruit like peaches and plums.


don’t forget to pin this fun grilled pineapple salad!

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  • Reply
    Caroline L Holmes
    May 11, 2021 at 2:52 am

    I had about half a cup of fresh chunked pineapple and as I was eating it thought it’d be good with feta sprinkled on it. It was so good that I googled it for recipes with the two. I am pleasantly surprised and happy to see this simple recipe!

  • Reply
    Amy @ Elephant Eats
    June 17, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I have been craving pineapple and other juicy fruits (watermelon especially) for the last couple months and I majorly want this salad!!! Love the squeeze of lime- always make fruit better. Looks delish 🙂

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    June 13, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Grilled pineapple…one of my favorite things! Your salad sounds wonderful!

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    [email protected] is How I Cook
    June 12, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I love grilled pineapple. And I’ve never had it this way! Way to go!

  • Reply
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    June 12, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Such a perfect summer salad, I love the grilled pineapple!

  • Reply
    June 12, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Wow does this look good! Love the sweet/hot/salty combo!

  • Reply
    June 12, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    perfect perfect perfect!

  • Reply
    June 12, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Love grilled pineapple! great presentation Sue.

  • Reply
    June 12, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Gorgeous! Just in time for Father’s Day, too 🙂

  • Reply
    June 12, 2014 at 10:58 am

    I love this idea!

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