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Grilled Pineapple and Macadamia Nut Salsa

Grilled pineapple and macadamia nuts give this salsa a hint of the tropics. Serve with chips or as a topping for grilled tofu cutlets. If you can’t find macadamia nuts, replace them with toasted pumpkin seeds or pine nuts.



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1 large pineapple, quartered
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½ cup unsalted dry-roasted macadamia nuts, chopped
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½ cup diced red bell pepper
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¼ cup diced red onion
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2 Tbs. lime juice
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2 Tbs. finely chopped cilantro
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2 tsp. seeded and diced jalapeno chile
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1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
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¾ tsp. chipotle chile powder


1. Preheat grill or grill pan. Grill pineapple quarters 4 minutes on each side, or until tender and juicy and dark brown char marks appear.

2. Chop pineapple into 1/4-inch cubes, and transfer to bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Information: 

1 g
Total Fat: 
7 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
12 g
0 mg
2 mg
2 g
8 g
Serves 8

Comments on this Recipe

I absolutely loved this salsa. It was easy to prepare and so good. My husband didn't care for the pineapple base - but he's weird.

Are there any recipes that are sugar free and gluten free?

I loved it!

Loved this recipe, and will add it to my "Best macadamia Nut Recipes" blog over at Squidoo! Use <a href="" rel="nofollow">fresh Hawaii macadamia nuts</a> for this recipe. I get mine from In my opinion, Hawaii produces the best Mac Nuts!

I'm wondering what other seasoning might be added instead of chipotle Chili powder. An suggestions?

nice wonderful aidiya