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Grilling Pineapple on the BBQ: Easy Grilled Pineapple Recipe

Barbeque Season is here and it’s time to fire up the grill! Usually we think of putting meat on the barbeque, but how about something different – pineapple. It’s one of my favorite things to BBQ. Here is a basic guide and recipe on how to grill pineapple. I have also included the nutrition facts on pineapple.

Pineapple is full of natural digestive enzymes and vitamin C.  When you eat a heavy meal, pineapple is a great way to give your digestion a boost.  This makes a natural addition to the traditional BBQ fare of lots of meat.

This recipe is always a hit at backyard BBQ parties.  It has the perfect combination of sweet and spicy.

Easy Grilled Pineapple Recipe


  • 1 fresh pineapple
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne pepper (or adjust to taste)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of sea salt

What you do:

  1. Heat the BBQ to high, brush the grates with olive oil.
  2. Remove skin of pineapple, and cut crossways into slices, remove the core.  Slices should be about one inch in thickness. You should be left with pineapple rings.   To make it even easier, buy your pineapple with the skin removed and cored.
  3. Whisk together the cayenne, maple syrup, olive oil and salt in a small bowl.
  4. Place pineapple on BBQ and brush half of sauce.
  5. Cover and cook 4 minutes.
  6. Turn and brush on remaining sauce.
  7. Cook for 4-5 more minutes until you get nice grill marks on both sides.

Nutrition of Pineapple: Full of Digestive Enzymes and Vitamins

Pineapple is a very healthy fruit. Some of its benefits include:

  • High in vitamin C and manganese
  • Good source of Vitamin B6, Thiamin and copper
  • Great source of dietary fiber

One of the unique things about pineapple is that it contains the enzyme bromelain which is a very powerful digestive enzyme.  In fact, most digestive enzyme supplements feature this enzyme, and it has been proven to help your digestion and decrease inflammation in the body.  The best way to get the enzyme is directly from the source, so just eat the fresh fruit.

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So try this grilling recipe the next time you BBQ and let us know what you think! We love getting feedback here at Vince’s Market. Don’t forget to leave a link back to your own post via the commentluv feature!

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  • Love grilled pineapple, recently grilled some up along with mango and banana. Yours sounds good with the touch of cayenne and the maple syrup, I’ll have to try it that way sometime.

  • Vince’s

    Thanks for your ideas, barbequed mango and banana sounds delicious! It shows that with a little creativity you can invent your own barbeque recipe. Stephanie

  • How timely, it is a season of pineapple here in our place. We never tried it yet
    but i think i will cook it for my family since its very healthy and perfect for our coming
    swimming day. thanks for the share.

  • Vince’s

    Hi Becca,
    Thanks for your comments! Must be nice and warm where you are, not quite time for swimming here in Ontario, Canada. I know I am counting down the days until the May long weekend.

  • Thanks, Stephanie! You’re getting a nice collection of natural and vegetarian recipes here, and with good photos, too.

  • Vince’s

    Thanks for the feedback Mary. Glad you are enjoying the recipes and the photos!