Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Grilled Pineapple Salad

Disclaimer:  We have not eaten this . . .yet!

We live near a Central Market grocery store.

We adore this grocery store.

Seriously adore it!

This grocery store makes grocery shopping fun.

I'm not kidding!

I can't even explain the admiration I have for the store!

It's like a maze when you go in . . . you start in the produce area and
weave around to the meat market, then the canned goods -- which I skip this area.

Then . . ..da, da, da, da . . .
the bulk food items!

Everything from candies to dried fruits, to flours and grains, to fresh nut butters to one of our favorites, coffee!

Leave there and meander through the dairy to the bakery . . .

oh, the bakery!

Through the cheese section
to the open olive, pickles, a dips bar, and other glorious items.

Finally, you end up in the cafe . . .which is so amazing too!

Then, you whisk your basket through the floral department to the checkout line . . .

and there you pay for your indulgences!

One thing we love about Central Market is you get to try stuff before you buy it . . .like if you want to try some new funky apple, just find a worker person and they'll slice it up for you right there . . .

Isn't that cool?

And in the bakery too . . .and the cheese department. . . . and the tortillas . . .

Wow!  I'm in love with Central Market!

The other day, while spending time there, I saw this recipe card and grabbed it!

My boy cherub has a weakness for pineapple; and can devour a ton of grilled pineapple.

I want to make this for him . . .
and me too!

Grilled Pineapple Salad

1 pineapple, peeled and cored; either 1/2 thick slice it or quarter the pineapple (I'm going to quarter it then chunk it up after grilling)
1 onion, peeled, quartered, brushed with a smidge of canola oil
2 limes, cut in half, brushed with a smidge of canola oil
2 poblano peppers, seeds removed and julienned
1/2 cup macadamia nuts, toasted and chopped (or your favorite nut)

Grill the pineapple, onions, and limes until pineapple is caramelized and onions are soft.  Remove from the grill and cool.

Rough chop the pineapple and onions. 

Toss pineapple, onions, and poblano peppers.  Squeeze juice of limes over the salad and sprinkle with the nuts.

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