I’m excited to be part of the Food Network dish series called “Sensational Sides.” In this post I wanted to share a delicious green salad with grilled pineapple. Adding fruits to the salad gives it that extra delicious flavor. This is great as a side or for a main course. Try grilling different fruits and adding it to your salad on occasion; you may be surprised at the flavors.
I wanted a tropical feel to this salad so I made a coconut dressing. All of the flavors compliment each other perfectly.
8 ounces baby spinach
1/2 red onion, sliced finely
1/4 cup mint, chopped
1/4 cup crumbled bacon
1 avocado, chopped
1 pineapples, peeled, cored and sliced
1/4 cup Coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper
1/4 cup raw agave
Prepare grill or grill pan. Brush pineapple slices with coconut oil. Lay pineapple on grill. Cook for about 3 minutes until golden.
In a small bowl whisk all the dressing ingredients and set aside.
In a large bowl add spinach, onions, avocado, mint and bacon. Add the dressing and toss everything together. Top with grilled pineapples.
Check out the other great dishes from this week’s Food Network #SensationalSides below
Creative Culinary: Mixed Greens with Smoked Mozzarella and a Warm Roasted Garlic Dressing
The Cultural Dish: Three Quick and Easy Salad Recipes
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Salad Greens with Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette
Red or Green: Salad Greens with Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette
The Heritage Cook: Chopped Steakhouse-Style Salad (Gluten-Free)
Weelicious: Southwestern Salad
Taste with the Eyes: Teacher Appreciation Farmers Market Salad
Swing Eats: Kale Salad with Lemon, Pecorino Romano, and Toasted Walnuts
Virtually Homemade: Spinach and Bacon Salad
Domesticate Me: 8 Gorgeous Green Salads for Spring
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Arugula and Grapefruit Salad
Dishin & Dishes: Tangle Thai Rainbow Salad
Homemade Delish: Grilled Pineapple Spinach Salad
FN Dish: Why Side Salads Are the Best Salads