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Grilled Pineapple Kabobs with Pineapple BBQ Sauce

How needs meat when you can grill this?  You’ll love my Grilled Pineapple Kabobs with Pineapple BBQ Sauce recipe!

Grilled Pineapple Kabobs with simple, homemade Pineapple BBQ Sauce Recipe / Running in a Skirt

Hi everyone!

It’s officially grilling season and I’ve been making all sorts of meals on the grill!  Well… I’ve been preparing all sorts of meals and handing them to the Hubs to take outside and grill.  He’s so much better at it than I am. 🙂

I got the idea for this recipe in (big surprise, I know) Hawaii!  We ate at road side stand that had pineapple with BBQ sauce.  It sounds like a strange combination, but it totally works.  Your just going to have to trust me on this one!

I decided to take the idea a step further with my own Pineapple BBQ sauce recipe to go along with Grilled Pineapple Kabobs.

Grilled Pineapple Kabobs with simple, homemade Pineapple BBQ Sauce Recipe / Running in a Skirt

The sweet and tangy combination is a match made in foodie heaven.

Grilled Pineapple Kabobs with simple, homemade Pineapple BBQ Sauce Recipe / Running in a Skirt

It’s even better with the warm grill marks.

The Pineapple BBQ Sauce recipe is pretty simple.  If you’ve never made your own BBQ sauce before, you’d be surprised at how simple it really is.  It does have sugar in it, but it’s nice to control how much.  If you don’t want to go to the trouble you could always add a little pineapple juice to your favorite packaged kind.

Grilled Pineapple Kabobs with simple, homemade Pineapple BBQ Sauce Recipe / Running in a Skirt

Either way this just might change the way you think about grilled food!  Move over meat, a new BBQ favorite is in town.

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Grilled Pineapple Kabobs with simple, homemade Pineapple BBQ Sauce Recipe / Running in a Skirt
Grilled Pineapple Kabobs with Pineapple BBQ Sauce
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Grilled Pineapple Kabobs and Pineapple BBQ Sauce recipe is a match made in grilling heaven!
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: Grilling, Healthy, vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 skewers
Author: Julie Wunder
Ingredients
For the Pineapple BBQ Sauce
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce if vegetarian, use a veggie friendly option or leave out
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • pinch of red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
For the Grilled Pineapple Kabobs
  • 1 pineapple cut in large 1 1/2 inch cubes
  • 6 wooden skewers soaked in water
Instructions
  1. To make the Pineapple BBQ Sauce recipe add everything (to make the sauce) except the water and corn starch to a sauce pan and bring to medium heat. Whisk together until well combined.
  2. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes, stir occasionally. Taste at this point to adjust the salt to your liking.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the water and corn starch.
  4. Pull the sauce off the burner and add the corn starch mixture. Stir until it starts to thicken.
  5. Allow to cool. The sauce can be made ahead of time.
  6. Thread the pineapple onto the wooden skewers.
  7. Grill for 2-3 minutes on each side, until you start to see grill marks.
  8. Serve with the pineapple sauce drizzled on top or as a dipping sauce.

 

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Grilled Pineapple Kabobs with simple, homemade Pineapple BBQ Sauce Recipe / Running in a Skirt

 

Want more food on sticks? Try my Grilled Shrimp Pineapple Kabobs...

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… or my Rainbow Fruit Kabobs!

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Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m taking Fashion Friday on the road to Elbow Cay.

I’m linking up with: Meatless Monday with Sarah and Deborah, Meatless Monday with Annmarie and Rachel, Delicious Dish TuesdayWhat’s Cookin’ WednesdayFull Plate Thursday with Miz Helen, FoodFriDIY Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck.  Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

Your turn!

What’s your favorite thing to grill?

By | 2018-06-28T13:03:10-04:00 June 9th, 2016|All Vegetarian, Food, Grilling, Side Dishes|29 Comments

29 Comments

  1. […] Grilled Pineapple Kabobs with Pineapple BBQ Sauce […]

  2. Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life June 16, 2016 at 1:54 am - Reply

    Grilled pineapple sounds absolutely divine to me! Perfect for summer BBQs!

  3. Emily June 15, 2016 at 10:38 am - Reply

    I’ve never grilled pineapple before, but it looks GOOD! Also, I love making our own barbecue sauce, but I’ve never added pineapple juice before, so that would be yummy!

  4. Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands June 13, 2016 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    How amazing do these look? I love grilled pineapple, and last week bought 2 pineapples just to grill. Everything tastes better on a stick so I’ll have to give these a try.
    Happy Meatless Monday, thank you for linking up with us!

    • JulieWunder June 25, 2016 at 9:10 am - Reply

      Everything DOES taste better on a stick! Thanks for hosting. 🙂

  5. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction June 13, 2016 at 10:41 am - Reply

    Grilled pineapple is the best! Love the pineapple bbq sauce!

  6. Annmarie June 10, 2016 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Grilled pineapple is SO yummy…add bbq sauce? That takes it to a whole other yumminess level!

  7. Melissa June 9, 2016 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    So I need to make these the nanosecond I get into my house! OMG. With fresh Hawaiian pineapple this will blow my mind for sure. I never thought to have it with BBQ sauce but that’s a great idea. I can already image how it will taste. Mmm!

  8. Mary Beth Jackson June 9, 2016 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Did I tell you I have 8 pineapple plants growing! I am so trying this when one ripens up- I would have never thought of adding the barbque sauce!

    • JulieWunder June 12, 2016 at 5:15 pm - Reply

      Sa wha??? I did not know that! Soooooo cool!!!!! I’m pretty excited for you.

  9. Nicole @ Fitful Focus June 9, 2016 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    We were supposed to make grilled pineapple last weekend, but we were so full after dinner we couldn’t bring ourselves to make it haha. Hopefully next time!

  10. [email protected] June 9, 2016 at 10:39 am - Reply

    I love making kabobs. You know the ingredients will always be fresh. It just reminds me of summer!

  11. I love grilled pineapple and yes the grill marks do make it better. Interesting twist with the sauce. Love it!

    • JulieWunder June 12, 2016 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      Thanks Deborah! I hope you get a chance to try it!

  12. Paula Fox June 9, 2016 at 7:40 am - Reply

    4 stars
    Can’t wait to try this!! Especially the BBQ sauce! Yummmy, thanks for sharing.
    Love your blog

    • JulieWunder June 12, 2016 at 5:12 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Paula! I really appreciate it. I hope you enjoy it.

  13. Susie @ Suzlyfe June 9, 2016 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Grilled pineapple is incredible. Definitely one of my favorites! And you know I love a good bbq sauce!

  14. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy June 9, 2016 at 7:01 am - Reply

    I have had pineapple and BBQ sauce together on a pizza, but never like this. Definitely trying it at my next BBQ.

    • JulieWunder June 12, 2016 at 5:11 pm - Reply

      It’s soooo good!!! Try it and let me know what you think!

  15. Blane Sherer June 9, 2016 at 5:17 am - Reply

    My daughters and my grandson will be in Hawaii
    next week. That will be the first beach that my grandson
    has seen and what a beach that will be. ( smile ).

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