Pineapple and hot pepper grilled cheese

July 23, 2013 § 1 Comment

pineapple and hot pepper grilled cheese

Pineapple grilled cheese is a favourite recipe that I picked up in India. It’s a common menu item in the beach areas and I’ve enjoyed many pineapple grilled cheeses while escaping India’s hot midday sun.

My son got quite hooked on them and tried to order one in Delhi. It was a humorous occasion when the waiter came back with a round slice of pineapple topped with a thick cut of cheese. We had to explain what we wanted and fortunately he brought back the right item. After that experience, my son never bothered to order it again outside of the beach areas.

At home in Canada, I make them regularly for my son who is a huge pineapple fan. He is a student in french immersion and one of his favourite things to say to his sister is “Tu es une ananas.” Which literally means “You are a pineapple!”

I’ve added hot peppers to this recipe to contrast the sweet and spicy flavours. This grilled cheese is very refreshing on a hot day and is a good use for any left over pineapple.


Makes 2 slices
Cooking time 10 minutes
Serves 1

2 slices of bread
pineapple chunks
hot peppers

1. Toast the bread to prevent the bread from becoming soggy.
2. Place pineapple and hot peppers on the bread and top with sliced cheese.
3. Grill in the oven until the cheese has melted.

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