Inspiration: You simply can’t have too much guacamole in our house. That much is a fact. And while we love our standard guacamole recipe best, it’s always fun experimenting and throwing some new flavors into the mix (like pumpkin seeds or tomatillos). I have quite a list of add-ins that I’d like to try – bacon, bleu cheese, and goat cheese, to name a few – but grilled pineapple seemed the perfect summery add-in for our Fourth of July dinner when we were throwing some steaks on the grill.
What We Loved: This guacamole is really an interesting treat. It is completely and totally characterized by the sweet pineapple. Each bite, whether you get a bunch of the pineapple chunks or none at all, is defined by a slightly charred sweetness. It’s a really interesting and refreshing flavor, and certainly a different and unique spin on standard guacamole. Delicious, refreshing, and so very summer.
Tips: We ate this guacamole with tortilla chips as a treat, but I’m thinking that it would be fabulous atop grilled chicken, paired with some sunny side up eggs, stuffed into an omelet, or even just eaten as a side dish with a spoon.
Grilled Pineapple Guacamole
Source: Annie’s Eats, originally from Christina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love
2-3 slices of cored and peeled fresh pineapple
3 small ripe avocados
1/2 small onion, finely diced
1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, ribbed, and minced
Juice from 1/2 lime
Kosher salt, to taste
1. Place the pineapple on the grill, and cook until slightly charred on both sides. Remove from the grill, allow to cool, and dice.
2. Pit the avocados, scoop the flesh into a bowl, and mash with a fork.
3. Mix in the onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, salt, and pineapple chunks. Reserve a few pineapple chunks to add on top for garnish. Serve.
I’ve tried goat cheese guac and feta guac — the goat cheese is amazing and adds a whole new type of creaminess. I’ve been considering a blueberry guac with my summer supply — would probably end up a weird color though!
Now I REALLY want to try the goat cheese guac! Yum.
Blueberry sounds totally amazing, also. I’m stealing that idea and adding it to my list. I make an chicken, avocado, and blueberry salad that we love – the avocado and blueberry pair so well!
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Ms. Carrie does it once again, great recipe. Thank you Ms. Carrie.
Thank you for sharing your recipe.
Looks delicious!! I will definitely be trying this one :-)
Hope that you enjoy it if you give it a try!
Thanks!! I will definitely let you know when I do! Avocado & Pineapple are on sale this weekend :-D
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I just have one query, If I already have Guacamole prepared can I simply mix it with grilled pineapple?
Sure! That would make it even easier :)
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This is definitely one of my favourite ways to do guacamole!
I agree – it was pretty darn tasty!
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This sounds delicious, I have to try! I love anything pineapple or avocado so combining them is just brilliant in my opinion.
Thank you! I agree…it’s hard to go wrong with either of them, isn’t it?
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This looks amazing! Definitely trying it for our family cookout tomorrow, thanks for the idea!
Thanks. I hope that you enjoyed it if you ended up making it for your cookout!
We did, it was better than I expected even :)
Oh good! So glad to hear it!
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Great recipe for pineapple guacamole! Healthy and tasty, the best combination out there!
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I reblogged theis on Food Speak. I loved it and the picture is beautiful as well.
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I’m an avocado nut too and the different textures make this a real winner.
Why have I never thought of putting pineapple and guacamole together before? Thanks for the inspiration!
It really is a fantastic and interesting combo!
This is a keeper recipe for sure!!! Came across your blog while referring food category :) Happy to connect….
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Thanks! I’ll check out your site, too!
We have an avocado tree so guac is always a favorite… But adding pineapples? Genius! I can’t wait to try! Thanks!!!! :)
Oh man. I would LOVE to have an avocado tree!! So jealous! My son and I go through 4-5 avocados a week for lunches, and I throw them on the dinner menu often, too. Yum.
it’s a nice inspiration….i want to try it
Hope you did (or do)!
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Just discovered your website. Looks yum! This particular post make me want to run and find some pineapple, grill it, sprinkle a tiny bit of sea salt and keep eating endless pieces of it!
Yum! Grilled pineapple with sea salt sounds…well, pretty much divine!
Guacamole is already awesome, but if you add grilled pineapple? The caramelized sugars…definite win. I’m gonna have to give this a shot.
I hope you enjoyed it if you tried it out! It definitely has a good touch of sweetness to it!
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This recipe is amazing! I got so many compliments when I made it. Thanks so much for sharing :)
& thank you for reading! Glad you liked it.
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