Grill the pineapple, then top it with the vanilla-seasoned fruit salsa to make a sweet and simple dessert for summer meals.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Prepare and chill Vanilla syrup.

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For salsa:

  • In a medium bowl, combine watermelon, grapes, chilled Vanilla Syrup, basil, mint, and saba. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.

  • For a charcoal grill, grill pineapple slices on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 6 to 8 minutes or until pineapple is heated through, turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce to medium heat. Place pineapple on grill rack over heat. Cover; grill as above).

  • To serve, cut pineapple slices into quarters and arrange on plates. Use a slotted spoon to ladle watermelon salsa over the grilled pineapple. If you like, garnish with sprigs of basil and mint. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; 0 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 8 mg sodium. 37 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein;

Vanilla Syrup

Ingredients

Directions

  • Scrape seeds from vanilla bean, if using. In a small saucepan, combine water, sugar and vanilla seeds. Bring to boiling; remove from heat. Stir in vanilla, if using; cool. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes. Makes 1/3 cup.

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