Australia Day Recipes: BBQ Pineapple

It’s going to be 35 degrees C here today. It’s days like these that I’m grateful we have a BBQ so we can cook outside and not have to heat up the inside of the house by turning on the oven. I love recipes that creatively use the BBQ to cook other things (in addition to meat), like this simple BBQ pineapple. What a gorgeous (healthy) dessert for a hot summer’s day…



Serves 4

  • 1 pineapple
  • 2 cups Greek style yoghurt
  • 4 tbsp. crushed macadamias


1. Cut the pineapple lengthways into eighths.
2. Grill on the BBQ for a few minutes on each cut side of the fruit until you see nice caramelised grill marks.
3. Serve each quarter with a small bowl of Greek yoghurt topped with the crushed macadamias.
No, don’t peel it. It looks divine with the skin still on. After cooking, just run a knife between the skin and flesh and cut into segments, but serve this dish intact, on the skin.
This recipe was kindly shared with us by Dr Joanna McMillan. As a renowned nutritionist and mum, Joanna has partnered with Australian Pineapples, the industry body that supports local growers, to show Aussie home cooks the various ways they can use the tropical fruit in different recipes. For more info, visit and

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