Have you heard of algae oil yet? My love for healthy fats meant I was super excited to try it – especially when I learned about its super high smoke point.
Thrive® Algae Oil is made from, yes, algae, and it has a high ratio of monounsaturated fat which keeps it stable at high cooking temperatures. Since it’s made from algae it is super sustainable, which I also love. And the taste is light and neutral so it’s easy to incorporate into just about any dish.
This recipe is ridiculously simple, but oh so good! All there is to it is peeling and slicing a pineapple into rings, brushing with a little algae oil, and letting the grill do its magic. The hot grill makes the natural sugars in the pineapple start to caramelize and you get those picture perfect grill marks.
And warm, juicy pineapple rings are just waiting to be topped off with a creamy cashew drizzle. A bit like a sugarless caramel sauce, this cashew drizzle is creamy and seductive, and flavored with a splash of balsamic vinegar. A little bit of algae oil thins it out to the perfect drizzle-able consistency. Top it off with Greek yogurt for an added tang.
Grilled Pineapple with Cashew Drizzle
- 1 pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into rings about 1/2-inch thick
- Thrive® Algae Oil (for brushing pineapple slices)
For the cashew drizzle:
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cashew butter
- 2 tablespoons Thrive® Algae Oil
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Full fat Greek yogurt or whipped cream, for garnish
- Mix all cashew drizzle ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. Add a pinch of salt if necessary, depending on how salty your cashew butter is.
- Heat grill to medium high heat and brush grates lightly with algae oil. Brush both sides of pineapple rings with algae oil and add them to the hot grill. Allow to cook undisturbed for 3 to 4 minutes and flip, cooking for an additional 3 to 4 minutes on the other side.
- Serve pineapples warm with Greek yogurt or whipped cream and the cashew drizzle!