9 East-to-Do Side Dishes for Summer Barbecue Picnics

9 East-to-Do Side Dishes for Summer Barbecue Picnics

Grilled pineapple

Grilled pineapple is a delicious and easy side dish that’s perfect for summer barbecues. The natural sweetness of the pineapple is enhanced by the smoky flavor of the grill, and it’s a great way to add some tropical flair to your barbecue. Here is a basic recipe for grilled pineapple:


  • 1 ripe pineapple peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch-thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat your barbecue to medium-high heat.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, honey, cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
  • Brush the pineapple slices with the mixture, making sure to coat both sides evenly.
  • Place the pineapple slices on the grill and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until grill marks appear and the pineapple is slightly caramelized.
  • Remove from the grill and let the pineapple cool for a few minutes before serving.


This recipe is a classic and easy way to enjoy grilled pineapple during the summer when you are using your barbecue. You can use any kind of pineapple you prefer, and you can add or change ingredients to suit your taste. For instance, you can add some brown sugar, or maple syrup, to make it sweeter. You can also use different kind of spices like nutmeg, ginger, or cardamom. You can also use different kind of oil, like coconut oil or avocado oil. This pineapple pairs well with grilled meats, fish, or chicken, and it’s also a great option for vegetarians and vegans as well. Serve it as a side dish or a dessert, and garnish with fresh mint leaves or some coconut flakes.
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