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Grilled Pineapple

There are times when I want to be able to indulge my family in a sweet snack or dessert but still want it to be healthy.  If that is the case for you as well, consider grilling Pineapple. Granted, most of the time when you hear of grilled fruit it is probably peaches, but why not try these two variations of grilled pineapple

We first wanted to taste the flavor profile of the plain pineapple to see how much sweeter the fruit tasted when the natural sugars caramelized. The second variation was comprised of a simple mixture of agave nectar and lime juice. You can use honey if you do not have agave nectar.

The results were a bit surprising to us: The plain pineapple was much sweeter than we anticipated. However, the pineapple coated with the nectar/lime mixture was less sweet. It actually seemed to alter the pineapple taste. Consider trying both and seeing which is your favorite.

1 large pineapple
3 tablespoons agave nectar
1 tablespoon lime juice (fresh or bottled)

Prepare the pineapple. In a small bowl, combine agave nectar and lime juice and lightly brush onto the pineapple (wedges or slices). Preheat the grill the grill and then lightly brush with oil.

Place the pineapple on the grill and cook approximately 4 minutes on each side if cut into wedges/thick slices. Lightly coat with glaze after each turn. Be sure to avoid overcooking or you will have mushy pineapple.

After we finished them (my daughter ate 5 of the 8 wedges), I found this Grilled Pineapple Salsa recipe on Serious Eats.

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