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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

Julie Wunder
Grilled Pineapple Kabobs and Pineapple BBQ Sauce recipe is a match made in grilling heaven!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine Grilling, Healthy, vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 6 skewers
Calories 145 kcal


For the Pineapple BBQ Sauce

  • ¾ cup pineapple juice
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, if vegetarian, use a veggie friendly option or leave out
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ 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 ½ inch cubes
  • 6 wooden skewers soaked in water


  • 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.
  • Allow to simmer for 15 minutes, stir occasionally. Taste at this point to adjust the salt to your liking.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the water and corn starch.
  • Pull the sauce off the burner and add the corn starch mixture. Stir until it starts to thicken.
  • Allow to cool. The sauce can be made ahead of time.
  • Thread the pineapple onto the wooden skewers.
  • Grill for 2-3 minutes on each side, until you start to see grill marks.
  • Serve with the pineapple sauce drizzled on top or as a dipping sauce.


Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 303mgPotassium: 268mgFiber: 2gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 190IUVitamin C: 74mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
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