Grilled pineapple salad

Inspired by a dear foodie friend of mine, I loved making this salad as much as I did eating it!! Salty and sweet, smoky grill taste, sesame crunch, peppery leaves and a bite of birds’ eye chilli. It most certainly is my idea of a fresh, tasty and moreish side to almost any dish.
Serving this salad with prawns, fish or pork will definitely leave your tastebuds wanting more and your guests returning for seconds.
I made a watermelon dressing, which was just as ridiculously tasty as the salad! Please see my very easy dressing recipe below…

Ingredients (Serves 4)
1 Pineapple, sliced & cored
2 Tbs Brown sugar
1/2 Red pepper, sliced
1/2 Cucumber, sliced diagonally
1 Small red onion, sliced
1 Red chilli, sliced with seeds
1 Green chilli, sliced with seeds
1 Avocado, sliced
Rocket leaves
Iceberg lettuce, sliced
1 Tbs Black sesame seeds
1 Tbs White sesame seeds
1/2 C Cilantro, roughly chopped
1/2 C Parsley roughly chopped

How to do it
Grease a griddle pan with non stick spray. Sprinkle the pineapple with the sugar and grill for 4 minutes a side. Set aside.
Arrange all the remaining ingredients, except avocado, sesame seeds, chilli & herbs on a large platter. Top with the pineapple & sliced avocado and sprinkle with the sesame seeds & chilli. Garnish with the cilantro & parsley.

Salad dressing
1/2 C Olive oil
1/2 C Watermelon juice (I used Naturexan’s 100% watermelon juice)
1/2 Tsp Dijon Mustard
1 Garlic clove, chopped
2 Tbs red wine vinegar
1 Tbs Brown sugar or honey
Pinch salt
Grind of black pepper

How to do it
Combine all of the ingredients in a glass jar with a fitting lid. Shake well and set aside to infuse for about 30 minutes.
Shake the dressing well before use.

From my kitchen to yours, with love x

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