5 Grilled pineapple recipes that are spicy, smoky and sweet

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While tropical flavors seem to be trending during the warmer months, these five grilled pineapple recipes are more than just fruit kissed by the flame. Bringing spicy, smoky and sweet to the table, Dole is giving families plenty of reasons to light the grill and enjoy the deliciousness of fresh pineapple.

Summer food often focuses on the grill. While home cooks have learned that the grill is the only cooking method that imparts flavor, it isn’t the only reason why people are lighting the flame. From keeping the oven off on those warm days to gathering everyone together for spirited conversation, grilling has become a summer pastime.

While many people love a great hamburger, hot dog or other classic grill recipes, they do not have to be the only food kissed by the flame. Dole is serving up a variety of grilled pineapple recipes that are perfect for any summer occasion.

Although some people might be longing for that Dole Whip on a hot day, the popular tropical food is naturally sweet and is full of nutrients. Being high in Vitamin C, antioxidants and immunity support, the flavor melds well with a variety of BBQ recipes. From smoky to spicy, that juicy pineapple adds the sweet balance to many dishes.

Which Dole grilled pineapple recipes will you try first?

Grilled Asian Shrimp with Curried Pineapple Chutney

The Curried Pineapple Chutney is definitely a recipe to master. The versatility that it offers is tremendous. With just the right amount of flavor, it can be the boost to many dishes. When topping these shrimp, everyone will be asking for another helping.

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Smoked Pineapple with Spicy Quick Pickled Cabbage

Sometimes a great recipe is all about the presentation. With this grilled pineapple recipe, the BBQ Chicken is served within the cored pineapple. While this recipe uses rotisserie chicken breast, you could use other chicken cuts or make your own chicken, too. Sometimes the right presentation makes the recipe more flavorful.

Smoked Hasselback Pineapple with Spiced Turkey Chorizo & Onion

While many people think of Hasselback and potatoes, pineapple is ready to take a slice of that conversation. This smoky, earthy turkey and pineapple recipe is hearty. The balance of flavors will have many people asking for another serving.

Grilled Miso Glazed Salmon with Pineapple Ginger Peach Chutney

Another great example of a staple recipe, the pineapple ginger peach chutney is a tasty garnish to keep on hand this summer. The warm flavors from the ginger balance the sweetness of the pineapple and the juiciness of the peach. When served with the miso salmon, it is a wave of flavors that everyone will enjoy.

Grilled Pineapple and Banana Habanero Sauce

While some people might love banana ketchup, this idea brings together a new way of enjoying fruit forward sauce. The slight char from the grilled pineapple and the heat from the habanero can spice up almost anything it tops.

What grilled pineapple recipes are you making this summer? Are you hungry for more recipes to make on the grill during the warmer months?