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Grilled Pineapple & Cucumber Salad

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An amazing combination of textures and flavors create this visually stunning and delicious salad. The perfect dish for your next backyard barbecue or luau, this salad hits all the right notes.

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Ingredients

  • 1 small pineapple, halved
  • 1 large cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1 red hot pepper (Thai chili, jalapeno), seeded and diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons mint, rough chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, rough chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • fresh pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons minced garlic (optional)

Details

Servings 18
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 30mins

Preparation

Step 1

Cut pineapple in half with a sharp knife. Using a paring knife, carefully remove the core. With a mellow baller hallow out one half to create a serving bowl and set aside. Trim the top and the outer layer off of the other half and removed the core, keeping the fruit in a large piece.

Heat grill to medium. Place the pineapple bowl face down on the grill for about 5 minutes or until grill marks have formed on the top. Grill the large pieces of pineapple for about 5 minutes on each side or until slightly tender. Allow the pineapple bowl and grilled fruit to cool.

Seed and dice cucumber and pepper and place in a large mixing bowl. Dice pineapple and onion and add to the mixture. Rough chop the mint and cilantro and toss with the salad.

In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, sugar, and salt & pepper. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Spoon into pineapple bowl to serve. Refill the bowl as needed.

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