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Easy Peri-Peri Grilled Pineapple (Sugar-Free, Oil-Free)

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Easy Peri-Peri Grilled Pineapple is a very simple and quick barbecue recipe that uses just pineapple and the peri-peri spice mix. A perfect appetizer for vegan or vegetarian barbecue.

Peri Peri Grilled Pineapple served on a white plate. Seen in the background is a grill pan with pineapple.

Pineapple is a delicious fruit, low in calories and is loaded with essential nutrients. There are many ways to consume this fruit. Eat it raw, combine it with different fruits to make a smoothie or a salsa, chutney, sweet, or cook in different recipes. 

I like to eat this raw, but at times I just get bored of the usual taste. So grilling and rubbing with the spice mix helps. Grilling any fruit releases its juices and the fruit tends to be sweeter and tastier. If you have not tried, try it and I bet you will do it again and again. Especially with pears and pineapple. 

Most of the grilled pineapple recipes add more sugar to them. But I did not want any artificial sugar and also wanted to enjoy the natural sweetness. I wanted to give the grilled pineapple a kick, so thought of rubbing it with the peri-peri mix. Eureka, me and my husband enjoyed it as a mid-evening snack and a new healthy recipe was there for us.

Peri Peri Grilled Pineapple on a grilled pan

This easy grilled pineapple can be assembled very quickly. You can do it on a barbeque grill, in an oven or on a grill pan. I have tried it on the barbeque grill as well on a grill pan and it was perfect both the time. If you are using the charcoal barbeque it would add to flavour too.

As this is made using the peri-peri spice mix this grilled pineapple has a mix of spicy and sweet flavours. The spice comes from the peri-peri mix and the sweet from the juicy pineapple.

Peri Peri Grilled Pineapple served on a white plate

Recipe process of Easy Peri-Peri Grilled Pineapple

The recipe is simple. All I did was grill the pineapple on a barbecue grill or on a grill pan without adding any oil. You can add it if you want, but if you do it on a medium-hot grill, the pineapple will start cooking and slowly release its juices. You just grill on both sides for 7-8 minutes in total until grill marks appear and it appears slightly cooked. Remove it from the grill and rub the spice mix on it. 

To grill the pineapple I am not adding extra sugar. There is some sugar in the peri-peri spice mix, but you will not notice it as the spice mix is hot. So be sure to use it as per your taste and preference. Do not go overboard on rubbing the spice mix else it would be too hot.

Peri Peri Grilled Pineapple on a grilled pan and seen in the background are more pineapple slices
Peri Peri Grilled Pineapple on a grilled pan and seen in the background are more pineapple slices

Easy Peri-Peri Grilled Pineapple (Sugar-Free)

Easy Peri-Peri Grilled Pineapple is a very simple and quick barbecue recipe that uses just pineapple and the peri-peri spice mix. A perfect sweet & spicy appetizer for vegan or vegetarian barbecue.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: International
Keyword: Barbeque, Dried Fruits, Grilled
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • Pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon Peri-Peri Spice Mix

Instructions

  • Cut the pineapple into 1 cm thick slices or wedges.
  • Heat a pan or the barbecue grill
  • Grill the slices on both sides until grill marks appear and they are slightly cooked. (4-5 minutes on each side).
    Grilling Pineapple on a grilled pan
  • Peri Peri Grilled Pineapple on a grilled pan
  • Remove it on a plate and rub the peri-peri spice mix. (Just around ¼ teaspoon of spice mix will work for both sides. – one can add more or less depending on their taste).
  • Serve hot.

Notes

  • Add Peri Peri spice mix as per your taste. Go easy on it, as it is a hot mix.
 
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Chloe Edges

Sunday 22nd of August 2021

Love this idea, I'll be making sure to grab a pineapple next time I fire up the barbecue!

Ali

Thursday 19th of August 2021

Oh my gosh I'm going to have to make these when we next have a barbecue - I love pineapple and peri peri but never thought to combine the two!

Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

Wednesday 18th of August 2021

OOOOhhhh Delicious! I love hot pineapple dishes. I have a barbecued version with rum and coconut on my site, but would never have thought of making a peri peri version. Inspired! xx