Here is a sweet little treat that won’t pack on the calories! I am totally guilty of loving the grilled pineapple at various Brazilian restaurants, so I’m happy to provide a recipe that resembles the tasty stuff. We made this for our Independence Day BBQ, and I’m pretty sure the entire family loved it. It’s a cinch to throw together (literally took a couple of minutes) and it can quickly become the favorite part of any meal. It’s even a tasty dessert if you ask me (and it goes great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream . . . but I didn’t tell you that!). I’m pretty sure the biggest trick is trying to have only one slice!
2 Tbsp. agave nectar
1 tsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 ripe pineapple, cut into 8 ½-inch thick slices
In a small bowl, combine the agave nectar, olive oil, lime juice, and brown sugar and whisk to blend. Set aside.
Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill. Lightly coat the grill rack with cooking spray. Position the cooking rack 4 to 6 inches from the flame.
Lightly brush the pineapple with the marinade. Grill or broil, turning once and basting once or twice with the remaining marinade, until tender and golden, about 3-5 minutes on each side. Serve warm.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving = 1 Slice)
Fat: 0.8g (0.1g = Sat.)