nutritional information

Per 1-cup serving:

  • Calories: 108
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 3 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 12 g
Vegan Gluten-Free

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

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

Serves 6

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

May/June 2010 p.26

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

lilly - 2015-01-21 23:40:56

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

Angeline Wright Meyer - 2015-01-16 22:41:46

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.

Jen - 2014-07-30 23:44:38

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.

Ellen Weinstein - 2014-07-22 20:32:15

I want to try this.

Ann - 2014-04-23 18:24:51

Sweet and Sour Rosted Pineapple

Sandra - 2014-04-23 18:09:42

yum yum

Megan - 2013-10-29 22:40:34

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!

Brittney H. - 2013-09-17 18:25:40

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

Jennifer Lancaster - 2013-02-21 22:16:11

what you think about this for dinner

shemika - 2013-01-15 18:19:52

Please add some medium firm tofu too

Randy - 2012-12-10 04:38:58

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.

Jaime - 2012-09-25 20:08:04

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!

Kate - 2012-07-09 20:48:02

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.

D B - 2012-05-28 02:56:06

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.

Amara - 2012-04-28 02:00:58