Grilled Chilli Pineapple



  • Serves 2 as a side
  • Total preparation time: 30 mins

The Zebratarian Kitchen is celebrating its first birthday today. What better way to celebrate than with this Vitamin C rich, succulent pineapple dish in a hot, tangy marinade.

It makes an excellent summery side, accompanying BBQ food such as (Quorn) chicken fillets, corn on the cob, veggie kebabs, home made guacamole, potato salad, tacos and quesadillas.


  • Fry light (for cooking)
  • 500g Pineapple




  • 1 tblsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tblsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp dried marjoram
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 4g fresh thyme
  • 1 heaped tblsp brown sugar
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 tblsp olive oil
  • 1 tblsp water


  • Sesame seeds



  • Chop pineapple into either rings or sticks of about 10cm in size (you can purchased pre chopped pineapple).
  • Place all the marinade ingredients in a jug or bowl and mix with a spoon.


  • Rub the marinade into the pineapple and place under a covering for half an hour


There are 2 methods of grilling the pineapple, depending on what resources you have…

  • Griddle pan 5-6 sprays of fry light
  • Turn hob on high 7/8


  • Cook for 10 minutes turning every so often.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and serve.

Using a griddle pan allows the pineapple bubble in it’s juice for a bit intensifying the flavour.

  • Pre heat oven to 220
  • Lay foil in base of tray, place pineapple on grill and pour the marinade over the top.
  • Squirt grill tray with 5-6 sprays of fry light.


  • Grill for 15 mins, flipping them over halfway through.
  • Give them a generous squirt of fry light and flip again for 5 more minutes.


Using the oven grill produces a slightly drier finish with a nice charred flavour.

Making the recipe more accessible:

  • Purchase pre chopped fruit, as I have.
  • If you live with chronic fatigue, you can pace by preparing the marinade the day before.
  • Daily living and mobility aids used to prepare this recipe: chopping aids, hand splints and a wheelchair.

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