Grilled Tequila-Cilantro Pineapple Recipe -
Grilled Tequila-Cilantro Pineapple Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Grilled Tequila-Cilantro Pineapple

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Cut the pineapple lengthwise into 8 wedges. Place the wedges into a sealable plastic container or sealable plastic bag. In a small bowl, stir together the cilantro, tequila and chipotle. Pour into the container with the pineapple. Cut lemon and lime in half, squeeze out some juice and put the juice and fruit into the container. Season with salt and pepper. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour, turning pineapple once.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat. When the coals are hot, brush a light coating of oil on the grate.
  3. Grill wedges for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side. If you like you can make a sauce by cooking the marinade in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and cook until the sauce is thick and syrupy. It will be very spicy!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 01, 2003

I got great reviews on this recipe it was easy to make, visually pleasing and very spicy. Loved it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 27, 2009

I think it's a decent recipe and something different for sure. That said I used half the amount of chipotle pepper and had people who felt it was too spicy. I served the warm pineapple with vanilla bean ice cream and put raw sugar on the pineapple as it grilled. I personally liked it, but could see where it could be either love it or hate it and alot not in the middle. My personal opinion for a more crowd pleasing version is skip the chipotle and follow instructions. As you put on the grill sprinkle with Raw sugar and maybe a little bit of cinnimon and serve warm over vanilla bean ice cream. I like spicy but some people don't


8 Ratings

Oct 22, 2003

This was very creative, but it did not come out well. The pineapple tasted too much like tequila and not in a good way.

Apr 08, 2014

I think it actually tasted better when I had to use dried cilantro.

Apr 08, 2014

I use half the powdered chipotle pepper. It will be hot enough, and still very enjoyable.

Feb 06, 2013

I made this as written and it was pretty good. I thought it held the spice more than it did the rest of the marinade. It was so simple and interesting that I want to make the sauce next time and try using that and the pineapple as the base for a main dish. Edit 2/6/13: I ran out of chipotle and had to sub for half with ancho chile powder. I think I preferred it like this. Regardless, we really enjoy this recipe.

Jun 21, 2010

We love spicy foods, and found this literally inedible with that much chipotle.

Aug 22, 2011

I love grilled fruit and I love tequila, but this combination of sweet and spicy just didn't work for me...sorry. I was better off just grilling the pineapple by itself and drinking the tequila!


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  • Calories
  • 206 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.9 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 34 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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