Feast on Grilled Mahi with Pineapple

tropical vacation with pineapple grilled mahi

Bring The Taste Of The Tropics Home

Picture this: You’re vacationing at an all-inclusive resort in Costa Rica. The resort has a large pool, spa, tanning area, restaurants, and access to a private beach. The scenery is jaw dropping: blue skies, clear waters, and natural wonders as far as the eye can see. 

You decide to go to a nearby restaurant for dinner. The Mahi Mahi dish on the menu looks appetizing: it’s a light white fish with tropical pineapple salsa topping. It’s definitely good enough to order. 

Light. Sweet. Bold. Tangy. Refreshing. The dish you ordered comes out just right, and there’s nothing left on your plate. 

Vacation ends, and it’s time to go back home. Still, you’re revisiting memories of that meal you had in Costa Rica. 

Wow your friends and family by recreating the taste of the tropics with fresh fish and our perfect pineapple salsa. 

The team at Chestnut Hill Farms is here to help. Our grilled Mahi Mahi with pineapple recipe is simple to make and uses ingredients that can be purchased from your local supermarket. 

mahi filets sizzling on a flattop

What Makes Grilled Mahi With Pineapple So Good? 

Grilled Mahi with pineapple combines the best of both worlds: it’s healthy and it’s delectable. The sweetness of Mahi Mahi, when combined with the tropical flavors of pineapple salsa, results in a masterpiece that will melt in your mouth and leave no leftovers. 

Not only that, this dish is good for your health. Mahi Mahi contains beneficial amounts of protein, Vitamin B, potassium, and Omega-3 fatty acids. Consumption of this type of fish can aid in maintaining heart health, lower blood pressure, and boost your immune system. 

Likewise, pineapples are rich in Vitamin C, manganese, thiaman, and bromelain. They can help strengthen your immune system, improve digestion, and are associated with pain relief.  

a basket of chopped pineapple slices

Tips From Chestnut Hill Farms 

If you want to add more flavor to this recipe, consider adding creamy risotto as a complimentary side dish. This dish pairs well with Mahi Mahi: the tropical flavors of pineapple salsa are enhanced by the plain-tasting, smooth, parmesan-flavored rice.   


For the Mahi Mahi:

  • 4 Mahi Mahi fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lime, for juicing

For the Pineapple Salsa:

  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped. Adjust this to your own tastes. 
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt, to taste

This recipe will come out to four servings.  

Grilled Mahi with Pineapple Recipe

  1. Start by preparing the pineapple salsa. In a medium bowl, combine the diced pineapple, red onion, jalapeno, and cilantro. 
  2. Squeeze the lime juice over the mixture and season with salt. Stir well to combine. 
  3. Let the salsa sit to allow the flavors to meld together. It’s time to grill the fish now.
  4. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  5. Brush both sides of the Mahi Mahi filets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Squeeze some lime juice over the filets.
  6. Place the filets on the grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until the fish is opaque and easily flakes with a fork. The cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the filets.
  7. Remove the fish from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes.
  8. Place the grilled Mahi Mahi on plates. 
  9. Spoon a generous amount of pineapple salsa over each filet. Garnish with additional cilantro or lime wedges if desired.

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