I know everyone has their favorite way to make guacamole, just as I have mine.  I prefer it with no additional mix-ins so I can appreciate its most basic form…or at least I thought I did, until I followed Shawnda‘s lead and mixed in grilled pineapple.  It’s just one seemingly simple addition but oh, it is awesome.  The smoky sweetness of the grilled pineapple takes the guac to a new level.  We loved this version so much that we effectively ruined our dinner that evening.  And we were more than okay with that.  It’s safe to say that anytime we’ve already got the grill going and happen to have a pineapple around, this is the version of guacamole we’ll be making.


  • 2-3 slices of cored and peeled fresh pineapple
  • 2 medium or 3 small ripe avocados
  • ½ small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded, ribbed, and finely minced


  • 01

    Heat a grill to medium-high.  Very lightly oil the grates.  Place the pineapple slices on the preheated grill and cook, turning once, until lightly charred on both sides.  Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.  Dice into medium sized chunks.

  • 02

    Split the avocados and scoop the flesh into a medium bowl.  Mash with a fork or potato masher until mostly smooth.  Stir in the onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and jalapeño and continue mashing until it has a fluffy whipped texture.  Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.  Stir in the diced pineapple.  Transfer to a serving bowl.  Serve immediately with tortilla chips.


  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    This looks fabulous! Yum!

  • Emily

    My husband and I have guacamole for dinner all the time. No shame in that. This sounds delicious!

  • Aimee Conrad-Hill

    I’ve had this bookmarked to try since it was on Confections of a Foodie Bride. This just seems like heaven. Thanks for reminding me to make this!

  • What?!?!?!? Pineapple IN guacamole? GENIUS!!!

  • Liz N.

    I grilled up some pineapple last night to go with some Pineapple Bacon Smoked Sausage I purchased at Costco this past weekend. So yummy. You’re so right about the smoky flavor goes so well with the sweetness of the pineapple. Guacamole with pineapple is brilliant!

  • Kelsey

    I’m so intrigued by this recipe. I recently found a recipe for roasted pineapple margaritas, so I think I need to have a pineapple night and try everything at once!

  • Kayla Gagne

    oh my so excited. your regular guacamole is my favorite, i hate tomato chunks! however pineapple chunks are a completely different story…

  • Becky @lovetobeinthekitchen

    Wow. I’ve never thought about putting pineapple in guacamole let alone grilled. Amazing recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  • Grilled pineapple is one of the best things on earth! Perfect thing to bring to a barbecue. It sounds so great in guacamole, too! SO yummy :)

  • Eeny K

    mmhh yum. pinapple and avocado – two of my favorite foods combined can only make something extra extra delicous. I know what’s on my weekend shopping list. thanks for sharing.

  • how yum! must try this.

  • What a great idea! I can’t wait to try this!

  • Jennifer | Mother Thyme

    This is brilliant! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    Grilled pineapple sounds so delish!

  • Adding pineapple to avocado is pure genius! I can’t wait to give this a try!

  • Amanda V

    Ahh my friend made fruit guacamole with apples, grapes, and pineapples and it was so good. I’ve been obsessed with fruit in guacamole ever since. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to get my family on board. Then again, that means more for me, so nevermind that last point :)

  • ApronAdventures

    I’m a Texas girl and love my guacamole and cannot WAIT to try this!

  • Littlemagnoliakitchen

    Grilled pineapple is what I have been wanting to try but didn’t know it was so easy!! Pineapple is already on the counter….here I go!!

  • Sweetsugarbelle

    I’ll have to work up to this one. I love guacamole and I love grilled pinapple. I can do this!!!

  • Karen | The Food Charlatan

    Grilled pineapple is straight from heaven. I can’t even imagine what it would taste like covered in avocado lime and cilantro. Yum!!

  • This sounds delicious! Our favorite bar in college had pineapple-jalapeno margaritas that I still have dreams about, and ever since I’ve loved incorporating pineapple into my mexican flavors. Never thought about guacamole though!! I will have to try this soon!

  • wow what a cool guacamole love it

  • Whoa this is cool. I would never think to add something as sweet as pineapple to guacamole.