Pineapple adds a bite of summer flavor to this classic dip

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Makes 8 servings (4 cups)


  • 2 large ripe but firm avocados, halved, pitted, and peeled
  • 1 or 2 jalapeños
  • ½ pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch-thick rings
  • ½ red onion, sliced into ½-inch-thick rings
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2¼ tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice, from 2 limes
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato, cored and chopped


Total time: 30 minutes

This can be made up to five hours ahead; cover the surface with plastic wrap to prevent browning, then refrigerate until ready to serve.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Brush avocado, jalapeños, pineapple, and onion with oil, pepper, and 1¼ tsp. salt. Arrange on grill and cook, gently flipping once, until just charred and softened, 6 to 8 minutes for the avocados and 8 to 10 minutes for the pineapple, onions, and jalapeños; transfer to a sheet tray.

When cool enough to handle, dice avocados and pineapple and transfer to a large bowl. Finely chop jalapeños (removing seeds, if you like it less spicy) and onions and add to the bowl. Add remaining 1 tsp. of salt and rest of ingredients and toss gently to combine.

Nutritional Info

Per serving: 101 calories, 5 grams fat, 1.5 grams protein, 14 grams carbohydrates. Plus 39 percent Daily Value of vitamin C, 26 percent of vitamin A


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