Have you ever grilled a pineapple? It is a delicious way to add flavor to a variety of recipes (or to eat on its own)! This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer, but help support this site to bring more crafty tutorials. It Happens in a Blink is a participant in the Amazon Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
Depending on the type of pineapple that you purchase, the pineapple may have a small instruction sheet on cutting it. These instruction sheets usually recommend cutting the pineapple in wedges or chunks. When eating a pineapple for snack or kabobs or slicing for a pizza, we cut our pineapple this way. But grilling a pineapple calls for a different cutting technique. Here’s how to cut a pineapple for optimum grilling!
Rinse the pineapple. Pat dry.
Grab a sharp knife. This isn’t the job for a dull knife! Using a dull knife on a pineapple is a risk for an injury. A high quality knife set is a good kitchen investment. This set is one of my favorites at an affordable price point.
Cut the top and bottom of the pineapple, trying to cut as straight as possible.
Stand the pineapple up straight. Cut the skin from the pineapple, working all the way around the fruit.
Remove any remaining “eyes” or brown spots from the pineapple.
Lay the pineapple on its side.
Cut the pineapple in slices. Try to cut them all approximately the same size. It will make them easier to grill if they are as symmetrical as possible. Too-thin slices may separate while grilling. Too thick slices will take longer to cook. 1/4 of an inch is a good thickness for which to strive.
Place the slices on a cutting board. Grab a smaller knife. Cut out the center circle on each slice.
After completing each slice, they are ready for the grill!
Grilled pineapple is awesome on burgers, chicken sandwiches, and more! Have you ever grilled pineapple? It is a sweet summer treat that we look forward to every year.
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