A smoked hasselback pineapple is a good way to welcome in the grilling season. Photo by: familyfeatures.com
June 3, 2020 10:44:50 AM
As summer grilling season sets in, Americans grab their tongs to take advantage of backyard barbecue opportunities.
In addition to classic cookout fare like ribs, steak, chicken, burgers and hot dogs, the experts at Dole recommend giving fruits and vegetables a shot on the grill to bring out new tastes and ways to enjoy everyday favorites. For example, many barbecue enthusiasts know about grilling corn, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, onions, zucchini and artichokes, but consider trying cauliflower, portobello mushrooms, yellow-black plantains and even pineapple on the grill this summer.
In fact, this recipe for Smoked Hasselback Pineapple with Spiced Turkey Chorizo and Onion provides an easy way to make grilled fruit a fun addition to your backyard barbecue.
For other flavorful ideas, try grilled Romaine lettuce for a delightfully smoky salad or side dish, or skewer peeled and sliced bananas, chicken, shrimp and veggies for a tropical kebab. You can even throw an unpeeled banana on the grill for a uniquely caramelized dessert.
Visit dole.com for more summer grilling recipes featuring fresh fruits and vegetables.
SMOKED HASSELBACK PINEAPPLE WITH SPICED TURKEY CHORIZO AND ONION
Total time: 2 hours
4 cups favorite wood chips
1 pound 93 percent lean ground turkey breast
1 small DOLE Red Onion, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 large Dole Pineapple, top on, peeled and halved lengthwise
Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)