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Hawaiian-Style Sweet-and-Sour Roasted Pineapple and Bell Peppers

This tropical medley is a fresh alternative to a vegetable side dish. To stretch it into a main dish for four, top with 1 cup of roasted cashews and serve it over steamed rice.



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3 cups cubed fresh pineapple
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1 medium red bell pepper, cubed (1 ½ cups)
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1 medium red onion, cut into thin wedges (1 ½ cups)
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1 Tbs. toasted sesame oil
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1 Tbs. vegetable oil
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1 Tbs. dark or light brown sugar
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1 Tbs. sweetened coconut flakes, optional
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1 Tbs. lime juice


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange pineapple cubes, red bell pepper cubes, and red onion wedges on ungreased rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with toasted sesame oil and vegetable oil, sprinkle with brown sugar, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Toss to coat.
2. Roast pineapple mixture on center oven rack 30 minutes, or until lightly browned, turning once. Remove from oven and sprinkle with sweetened coconut flakes, if using, then drizzle with lime juice. Remove to serving bowl and toss well to combine. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information: 

1 g
Total Fat: 
5 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
17 g
0 mg
3 mg
2 g
12 g
Serves 6

Comments on this Recipe

Delicious! Br. Sugar not needed. Fried tofu added. Faux chix too. Definitely making again. Trying the cashews next time. Why broil it? Stir fry works fine. No grains needed. Fresh pineapple the best!

I was amazed at how easy this recipe was. So delicious. I added cashews at the end of the cook time as it was a main course. We had it with rice. Five stars for sure!

Simple and easy, yes...but hardly a balanced meal. I added some tofu to round it out. But, I would much rather have this than some electric-red-colored mystery sauce.

This recipe was really easy and tasted delicious! I took the suggestion of adding cashews, and put it over jasmine rice. Let's just say there were rave reviews.

Delicious and easy to make. I used rice wine vinegar instead of limes and maple syrup instead of brown sugar, simply because I had those things on hand. I served it over fried rice. Very good!

LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe. This is one of my favorite dishes. Put it over some quinoa and you have the perfect meal!

I never measure out ingredients when I make recipes, so it may be my fault, but the sauce was very liquidy. I wanted it to have a thicker, stir fry sauce consistency so after taking it out of the oven, I drained the liquid into a bowl and mixed in a tablespoon of flour to thicken it. That did the trick. Delicious over brown rice. After reading the comments I was wishing I had some cashews on hand, but still very good.

mmmmm...! I baked brown rice while the pineapple was baking, and dinner was ready! I had no sauce, but it was moist and yummy. The kids won't eat pineapple, but I enjoyed it!

I make something very similar to this but I usually add either seitan or tempeh. I think the extra texture is needed in this. I think I'll try mine with your ides for coconut flakes next time, though! Mmmmm.

As is, it's good but rather insubstantial as a main dish. If sauteed instead of roasted, you get a little sauce, which makes it stand alone as a main dish (over rice) much better. I agree with others here that the sugar is unnecessary. I like the idea to add cashews and/or tofu next time.

We added tempeh based on other reviews and were glad we did. This was great! We did sautee it instead of broiling, and then served over jasmine rice cooked in coconut milk - yum!

I made this two nights ago and it turned out great! I tweaked it a little though. I sauteed the mixture instead of baking, added tofu, and added tamari sauce and siracha towards the end of cooking.

Please add some medium firm tofu too

what you think about this for dinner

Served it over brown rice with a side of edamame to add protein. Delicious!!!

So I didn't have toasted sesame oil and I know how important that is so I created my own sauce. I used soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds and brown sugar. Oh my goodness! I am absolutely in love with this! I will be making it again and again!

yum yum

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I want to try this.

I am a subscriber to Vegetarian Times and love this recipe. I tore it out and now cannot find it. Thanks for having it available online. What's for dinner tonight? Delicious pineapple and red pepper with quinoa.

Just had this for dinner. It was good - but too sweet. You can easily omit the brown sugar because when you bake the pineapple it Carmelizes it, making it sweet anyway. Ditto with the coconut flakes.

Where is the protein? Can't live on veggies and rice!! Tofu, seitan, beans-something! Over Quinoa instead of rice?

Delish! To the finished product, i also added crispy wonton strips and teriyaki sauce

Good recepie.

Did it. It was not bad. I think it lacked some sauce, maybe teriyaki cause as previous comment suggests would improve the taste. I added almond flakes to make it a bit more crispy.

This is a wonderful recipe. I have made this many times and served it to company. Everyone loves it. I don't add the brown sugar, lime juice or coconut to it. As far as protein is concerned you can use a chicken breast replacement put out by Quorn for the vegetarian people and serve regular chicken breast for the non vegetarians if needed. I serve the protein part separately.

I doubled the Brown Sugar and the Lime juice. Served over white rice and drizzled soy sauce over it and the rice on the plate. Very good, hubby liked and will serve again. It says SERVES 6 but I don't think this would even serve 4 people who are normal eaters. We each had one big plate with rice and this, and only a small amount left for my husband to have a second half plate. I loved this and recommend using fresh pineapple if at all possible. I don't think canned would be as good

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