This post is sponsored by House Foods, who I love for their amazing Tofu Shirataki noodles. These noodles are quickly gaining popularity and I can tell why! A whole package is only 10 to 15 calories, so you can really indulge in all the noodle-y goodness you could possibly crave.
Yes, you read that right, Grilled Pineapple and Avocado Noodles! The other day, I was chit chatting with a friend who loves BBQ. Now this guy is anything but vegan, but he was going on about how he thinks veggies are usually the best part of grilling. Seriously! (Ok, he was probably saying this because I was in his presence, but hey, it still counts).
Of course, I enthusiastically agreed. He started listing off peppers, zucchini, and onions as great grilling foods, so I decided to chime in with pineapple and avocado. This was totally news to him, and he was intrigued! Veggie intrigue. 1 point for the vegan. 😉
Grilling avocados makes them even more buttery and gorgeous. You can use them on a veggie burger, fill the pit hole with fresh salsa and just dive in with a spoon, or even make a grilled guacamole.
When you grill a pineapple, it takes this fruit from good to seriously, I'm drooling all over the kitchen good. The sugars in the pineapple caramelize and make it even sweeter. This is great for putting on a veggie burger a la Hawaiian style, for dessert with some coconut whipped cream, or as a brilliant addition to a fruit salad.
So many possibilities for delicious pineapple and avocados. This time I decided to use them to make a fresh and light summer noodle dish. You guessed it, Grilled Pineapple and Avocado Noodles. Oh boy, was that a good idea! It's almost like a fresh, sweet, and buttery salsa on Tofu Shirataki noodles. This is PERFECTION for a hot summer day. Bursting with fresh summer flavours and light enough to not weigh you down.
To make this recipe, grill up your pineapple. I used a grill pan because I do not have a BBQ, but if you have a BBQ use that as it will be even better with a little bit of that smoky flavour. Oh la la.
You can use a fresh pineapple (my preference), or buy the pineapple rings in a can, and it will still turn out just fine.
No, those aren't dragon eggs, those are avocados #gameofthrones. Grill your avocados face down. If your pan or BBQ is big enough, you can do everything at once.
Chop up the veggies! Red pepper, onion, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, and lime, along with the pineapple and avocado. I grilled a couple of extra pieces of pineapple and avocado that I left whole, because food photography, but you don't need to do that if you don't want to.
Put everything in a bowl and lightly toss. So many colours! Cook the Tofu Shirataki noodles according to package directions. You can choose to serve them hot or cold. I decided on cold noodles, so I rinsed them with cold water once they were cooked. Add into the bowl with all of the veggies and lightly toss to combine. YAS!
Grilled Pineapple and Avocado Noodles
- 3 slices pineapple, ¾ inch thick, (about half of a pineapple)
- 1 ½ avocados, cut in half with pit removed
- 1 red pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
- ½ red onion, chopped (about ½ cup)
- 1 small handful cilantro, chopped ( ½ cup)
- ½ lime, juiced (about 1 tablespoon)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ of a jalapeño, minced (or to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 2 packages Tofu Shirataki Spaghetti Shape Noodles (or sub other noodle of choice)
- Grill the pineapple slices and avocado halves. I don't have a BBQ so I used a grill pan, but if you have a BBQ go for that because the flavour will be even better! Grill for a few minutes on each side of the pineapple until grill marks are formed. Do the same with the avocado, only grilling on face side down.
- Prepare the veggies by chopping up the 3 pineapple slices, 3 halves of avocados. Add that to a large bowl with the red pepper, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, japaleno, salt, and pepper.
- Prepare the Shirataki noodles according to the package directions. You can choose to serve the noodles hot or cold, both are great, but I choose to serve them cold. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool the noodles. Toss the noodles with the veggies and serve with an extra slice of pineapple and a grilled avocado half for garnish.
For nutrition information of Shirataki Noodles visit House Foods.